had a blast chatting for 2 and a half hours. It didn't feel like it was our first time meeting at all. Here's a picture of what we ordered (besides their super scrumptious onion rings).
Before dinner I gave Cathy a gift- a box of chocolates and a handmade flower.
Here is a close up picture of the flower.
After dropping Cathy off at her hotel she gave me three bags of goodies that she received from the Craft and Hobby Show that she attended while she was visiting.
I was amazed at all the awesome items that were in the bags. As I sorted through the bags I put items into two piles- items that I like and would find them useful now and items that I like, but won't find useful at this time. The items in the second pile I decided to give to friends that would find them useful. I would love to keep them, but don't think it would be wise to start other hobbies. Here are the items that I kept that are my favorites.
Before giving each other a big hug and saying "good-bye" Cathy and I took one more picture together.
It has been such a blessing having Cathy as a friend for the past 12 years and I am truly grateful that we were able to meet last week.