Instant friends.

That’s what you get when you meet people you know from splitcoast. There’s none of that weird, awkward period . . . do you shake hands? Do you just stand there? Forget all that. . . splitcoast friends go right in for a hug!  And good rock-side-to-side and squeeze each other, hugs, too. It was so good to get lots of that in last weekend in Portland (read Beverly’s post to get what I couldn’t put into words), and super special to get it at home!  Good times, good times.

Today I had the pleasure of hosting Sherry Cheever (of Jefferson, Indiana), Jeanne Streiff (of San Marcos, just up the road a bit), and Carolyn King (of just across the street, practically!) for an afternoon of stamping, coloring, laughing, and later, some sightseeing and eating.


Click for more blahblah about the day!

The lovely ladies brought a TON (literally!) of stamps to play with (that stack up there was just a few of what Jeanne brought!), and we all stamped a bunch of images and went to coloring. Check ’em out, hard at work!


It was so fun watching Jeanne play with Copics and trying out different inks and papers.  We spent a coupla hours doing that, and then got hungry. . . Carolyn went home (and we so missed her at dinner!), and we hopped in the car and headed downtown. One of Sherry’s “had to” dos was to go to the Riverwalk. I was more than happy to show her my city, so we took in a riverboat tour of the Riverwalk.


It was perfect weather, and we went at just the right time, too. Not too many people (thank goodness! That many bodies up against each other when it’s normally warm just grosses me out!) were downtown, and it was so breezy and peaceful!

All of that walking and cruising had us hungry, and I was determined to have Sherry eat Mexican food on the Riverwalk. Here’s a really cruddy picture of us at dinner:


MMMMMMM. . . . dinner was great, dessert was better, and the company. . . wonderful. I had such a great time, ladies!

See y’all Wednesday ~ we’re going to meet Kurtis and his family at Stamp Antonio!

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  1. Posted October 21, 2007 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    SO JEALOUS!!!! JEALOUS, I tell you! Sounds like you had fun though – I’m so glad!

  2. Posted October 21, 2007 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Howwwwwwwwww fun!!!!!!!!! I’m sorry that I live so far away…I love the Riverwalk!

  3. Posted October 21, 2007 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Super fun! There’s nothing like getting together with stamping friends!

  4. Posted October 21, 2007 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    What an awesome time for you all! Thank you for sharing your story and pictures….as always!

  5. Posted October 22, 2007 at 12:51 am | Permalink

    Oh Jenn thanks for sharing! Please give those gals a hug from me when you see them again! How fun! I want to see the Riverwalk too – will you take me???

  6. Posted October 22, 2007 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    I am soooooo jealous! Looks like fun was had by all!

  7. Posted October 22, 2007 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    Looks like you all had a great time and some yummy Tex-Mex! Waving hi to everyeone!!

  8. Posted October 22, 2007 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Looks like a FUN time! 🙂

  9. Posted October 22, 2007 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Jenn I can’t believe you already have this up! How fun to finally meet you and Carolyn yesterday and actually getting together to just talk, stamp and laugh. I so appreciate our trip to the River Walk, the boat ride and dinner — way too much fun! Thank you so much for being such a special part of my trip to Texas!

  10. Posted October 22, 2007 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    What a fun day Jenn! Perfect weather, fun friends, good food and stamping……..:)

  11. Posted October 22, 2007 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Awww…I bet you guys had a blast! I’m so jealous! 😛

  12. Carolyn King (SCS Cammie)
    Posted October 22, 2007 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Jenn…it was wonderful meeting you! You are so sweet and down to earth—hope you had fun at the riverwalk–bummed I couldn’t join you guys!


  13. Posted October 22, 2007 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Oooooh! I’m green with envy! 🙂 How fun!!!!! I bet you had a blast!

  14. Posted October 22, 2007 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    HOW FUN!!!!! I love Mexican Food!!! YUM! *jealous*

  15. lacyquilter
    Posted October 22, 2007 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    I am sooooooo jealous! Sounds like a fabulous time.

  16. Posted October 22, 2007 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    Aren’t they fun?!? Totally jealous, but so glad that you all had a fabulous time!

  17. Posted October 23, 2007 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    I wanna be there! Oh Sherry! I hope you “loved” the food on the River Walk! Ahhhhhh! This is a truly “sensual” experience to those of you who haven’t had the River Walk “Experience”!

    Color me Certainly Celery please!!!!

    :o) Bev

  18. Posted October 23, 2007 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    Oh my goodness what fun you all had I am sure .. You look Fabulous Jenn . I may be out of the loops but did you cut your hair ? very cute 🙂
    Dawn griffith

  19. Posted October 23, 2007 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Oh wow! You Texas girls have all the fun!!! I’m totally jealous! I want to come meet you all too!

  20. Posted October 23, 2007 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    I am so so jealous! I should have been a better stalker so I could have snuck down there and met you guys! How fun!

  21. Posted October 23, 2007 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Looks like you went to the right place! I love our city (San Antonio), too!

  22. Posted October 23, 2007 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    OMgosh, I am soooo jealous!
    That’s all I can say. Jealous. Hmphh! LOL!
    I’m so glad you guys had fun!!

  23. Posted October 24, 2007 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Fun FUN!! Look at all those Whipper Snapper stamps! =)

  24. Posted October 25, 2007 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    You all must have had a great time! How awesome to have all that talent in one room! 🙂

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