raising our glasses

raising our glasses

This weekend an intimate dinner of joy and hope brought a dear friend across the country to visit. She brought with her the company of amazing women. It was a delight to have the chance to spend time with each of them.

The normal miles between us have made it impossible for us to yet celebrate the Picture Hope win until this weekend.  We stole away one evening and honored the work we’ve done, the accomplishment we achieved and and the most important part; our friendship. We ordered fancy drinks in tall glasses for our daughters and a few Stellas for ourselves enjoying a good meal and good company.

What are you honoring in your life? My guess is you turned your lens toward something special this weekend so let’s see your Best Shot.

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33 Comments
  • Dawn
    Posted at 06:37h, 04 May Reply

    That’s fantastic Tracey~ Congrats again to you again….and to all, what an amazing, amazing story!

    My post is of our trip to San Juan Capistrano….we took my Aunt to the mission and saw so many lovely things~

    Enjoy your week!
    ~Dawn ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dawn
    Posted at 06:38h, 04 May Reply

    LOL…couldn’t get it to stop linking my whole sentence and name….I think I win for longest link ever! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • melody is slurping life
    Posted at 06:40h, 04 May Reply

    You have no idea how many glasses I raised this weekend. Love you all!

    poetry on the [public] bathroom wall

  • shelley
    Posted at 07:39h, 04 May Reply

    congratulations to our ambassadors of hopes and dreams
    our hearts and souls will be with on your journey …

    Never doubt that the work of a small group
    of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
    the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has!
    Margaret Meade

  • Puna
    Posted at 10:28h, 04 May Reply

    Very happy for you! I did choose something for today.

    Negative Space

  • Alicia
    Posted at 10:52h, 04 May Reply

    So wonderful! Here’s my best shot for Monday:

    Beautiful

  • Danette
    Posted at 11:15h, 04 May Reply

    Looks like a fun time!

    I found you through Melody (Slurping Life), thought I’d join in this week: Ladybug

  • Amy Jo
    Posted at 11:48h, 04 May Reply

    Reconnecting with a friend across the miles is such a treat. Glad you got to share some time together!

    We spent so much time outside last week, I had to pick one of those for my best shot!

  • Christina
    Posted at 12:41h, 04 May Reply

    That celebration must have been filled with joy and relaized HOPE!

    We are celebrating too – our anniversary!

  • Joanna
    Posted at 13:01h, 04 May Reply

    How wonderful that you got to celebrate together!!

    Some success popped up here too…..

  • Heather
    Posted at 13:47h, 04 May Reply

    ah, Stella, my beverage of choice! Much to celebrate with this next step. Adored the flickr photoset, especially those that captured the younger generation of ‘sisters.’

    Today I’m honoring the ordinary moments.

  • megan
    Posted at 13:57h, 04 May Reply

    i’m honoring friends this week after a great girls’ weekend!

    girlfriends

  • Jen
    Posted at 14:17h, 04 May Reply

    I feel like I was right there with you guys. Here’s mine this week:
    Rain Rain Go Away

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey
    Posted at 14:32h, 04 May Reply

    I am so happy for you guys. SO HAPPY.

  • Erinne
    Posted at 14:35h, 04 May Reply

    Looks fantastic. How wonderful for you all. Here is mine… http://chaoticfamilypictures.blogspot.com/

  • carrie
    Posted at 14:52h, 04 May Reply

    Cheers! I’m raising my coffee mug to you this morning!

    And over at Chaos I’m honoring the special sweetness of sisters.

    Here’s to a very happy week!

  • IE Mommy
    Posted at 15:26h, 04 May Reply

    This is a great weekstarter. I’ll be visiting different sites today…love for you to visit mine. Give me some feedback.
    http://iemommy.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/best-shot-monday/

  • Bostongaljm
    Posted at 15:50h, 04 May Reply

    I spent an afternoon with my old college friend Amy last week, and her sweet little girl. I haven’t seen her in 15 years, and it was wonderful to be with her again. Her little girl was just beaming with joy and I hope I captured it!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22522584@N02/3490525245/

  • Chris
    Posted at 17:20h, 04 May Reply

    Mine is from last Thursday (that’s close to the weekend!) that was spent with you and Jen and Odette…what a magical night.
    http://everydayheartbeats.com/2009/05/04/a-night-of-joy-and-hope/

  • Wanda
    Posted at 17:44h, 04 May Reply

    I am so impressed and happy for you. Glad you got to connect and celebrate! Woo Hoo!

    Here is my best shot…not in quality, necessarily, but it is the one I have been waiting for.

  • Life in Eden
    Posted at 17:46h, 04 May Reply

    The day merited a margarita, but I never got around to drinking one. Oh, well. Here is my BSM from the Cinco de Mayo festival in San Diego’s Old Town this weekend.

    http://lifeineden.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/shell-be-comin/

  • phyllis
    Posted at 19:31h, 04 May Reply

    congrats again….so exciting.

    we had a great time in the rain and sun….
    http://imabima.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-post.html

  • Leslie
    Posted at 19:50h, 04 May Reply

    What a warm and well-deserved celebration. We went outside and waded around looking for the beauty of a really soggy weekend.

  • Julie
    Posted at 20:20h, 04 May Reply

    I love those photos! We went away for the weekend…it was so nice! Here’s my best shot.

  • Shelly @ Aperture of My Eye
    Posted at 20:38h, 04 May Reply

    Great shot, Tracey! It is always so nice to catch up with friends from afar! Here’s a link to my BSM

  • Vanessa
    Posted at 21:44h, 04 May Reply

    I just got back from a wonderful long weekend in Rome with my husband, where we stayed with friends and thoroughly enjoyed each other, the city, our friends and the quiet fun that comes when little people are left at granny and granddad’s house for the weekend and mummy and daddy escape ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I just posted my favourite shot of the weekend (and it’s story) on my blog: http://risingtothechallenge.blogspot.com/2009/05/best-shot-monday-1.html

  • Berta
    Posted at 22:40h, 04 May Reply

    There’s nothing better than getting together with FRIENDS (well, maybe family) – but sometimes our friends are almost like family! Love the pictures – looks like a fun time had by all! My shots are from this weekend with a couple of my closest friends!

  • Kimberly
    Posted at 23:25h, 04 May Reply

    Now that’s something worth celebrating. Amazing. You can see my sweet little souls here.

  • Cara
    Posted at 02:15h, 05 May Reply

    I know this is late in the day, but it is before midnight and I am actually not at work (woohoo). I took a picture of my niece over the weekend and then dug through the archives for some onld ones jsut to see the change</> that can occur in a short 5 years.

  • gypsy Alex
    Posted at 05:05h, 06 May Reply

    I love the shot with Jen’s grin in the back! So cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Wish I were there to toast with all of you xo

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