Nov 26, 2010

Well, hello.

So how do you start a post when it's been almost six months since your last one?

I'm not sure.

But it kind of feels like trying to write a letter to an old friend to whom one hasn't spoken in a long time. So much to say, but you don't know where to begin. You also don't want to say so much as to bore your reader to death. Yet there are so many things swirling in the mind, you just can't nail them down.

These conflicting feelings are still fresh on me today as I recently experienced them even before trying to write this post. Just a short few months before moving from Texas to Georgia, I rapidly became friends with a girl named Ronda. We had a lot in common, namely a deep love for our God and an insatiable appetite for good coffee, plus we thoroughly enjoyed each other's company. After going through a difficult yet rewarding time in her life with her, we had to say goodbye. After my family moved to Georgia, we tried to stay in touch, but life eventually took over and we lost contact.

Fast forward about seven years. We reconnected on Facebook, as so many are doing these days, and before we knew it, she bought a plane ticket to come to Georgia and go to a Christian Apologetics conference with me (a whole 'nuther blog post). When I picked her up from the airport, I thought I would be unsure about what to say first.

I was never so pleasantly surprised to be wrong.

We talked and was just like picking up where we left off seven years ago. We even discovered some similarities that have unknowingly developed between us over the years...i.e., she has a "thing" for old books, too. {grin}

So getting back to my blog post, I suppose the best place to start is to play a little catch up. The most efficient, albeit a little cheesy, way to do that would be some highlights. I started to list them here, but then realized I have too many pictures and would either bore you to death or boggle blogger to crash.

So...for the next several posts, I plan to give some updates on highlights that have been in the Legacy household for the last six months or so. I invite you to come alongside and see what we've been up to! It'll be like Ronda and me on the ride home from the airport...let's enjoy the ride! It sure is great to get reacquainted with good, old friends again.

Here's a snapshot of some things I'll be sharing as we go:

  • My birthday 3-hour trip to get a cheeseburger and fries...and books
  • Lil'bit's Toy Story birthday, complete with Mr. Potato Sack Race
  • North Georgia Fair
  • Brown Eyes' Science party
Plus who knows what else I'll be reminded of. Join me?

By the way, my long-lost-friend Ronda just started her own blog this case you wanted to stop by and say, well, hello. You can find her at Ronda's Rhyme and Reason. I just know she'd love to hear from you. I know I always do!


Michelle said...

Oh boy. I'm so glad you knocked the dust off this page!

I'm going to visit Ronda now.

bensrib said...

Good to have you back! Can't wait to hear about the formal dinner for 33 boys.

sara said...

yea! So glad to see you are back!!!! I look forward to "catching up"!!!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Welcome Back and Happy Thanksgiving! Glad you are back in the blogosphere!

Cant wait to read all about your comings and goings!


Laura said...

Welcome back-
I loved your descriptions of your relationship with your friend Ronda.

Thank you too for coming by my blog.
Your comments were spot on.
I look forward to reading your updates.

White Spray Paint

DidiLyn said...

Looking forward to reading you again. :-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

So glad to hear from you, Chel! Can't wait to catch up on more of the highlights... and to hear about the formal dinner for 33 boys! Wow!

Mama Belle said...

Aw ... so glad you're back! And, yes, let's play catch-up!

Diana said...

Glad you are back!! Have a great day.

Just some facts... said...

Girl!! I don't think there was a spare breathing moment there for a while driving home from the airport or the entire weekend! (Except when your hubby told me to hush!) lol - It was so good to see and talk to you again. Thanks for letting everyone know about my post and now that my holiday has settled and I'm in one place with a plug and a desk, I'll get my next posting done...ummm, maybe today? hehehe

Merrie said...

Welcome back! I have missed you. (even though I sort of keep up on Facebook)
I'm guessing your 3 hour birthday trip was to Whataburger... it was WELL worth the trip!
Looking forward to reading more.