Saturday, May 1, 2010

Feelin' the Love


Last night was one of our sweetest nights in Tampa. Our dear friends invited us for dinner at their lovely home. Despite the fact that they have 3 young children, the house was quiet and lovely music filled the air. We were invited into the kitchen for a great glass of Conundrum, my "go to" white wine favorite. As we rounded the corner, W said, "Look! This is for you!" She had created the most beautiful movie of our first 15 months in Tampa. Of course I cried. We have been bonding lately over our Macs, and she had taken the time to make a movie of our friendship from its inception to the present. What a lovely gift!
At the dinner table, W had made place cards out of pictures of us. At her own place setting and that of her husband, the pictures were of them with one of us. Is that not the sweetest thing? Then, they served the most incredible dinner of beef tenderloin, fresh asparagus, and creamy mashed potatoes that would make Kim Bailey jealous. YUM!!!!
Following dinner, we retired to the family room where we introduced them to Mad Men. I am not an avid tv watcher, but Mad Men is very interesting. I have a lot of issues with their morals, but the study of the 1960s culture is interesting. I was not born at that time, and I love to see the clothes and how people interacted in society. This was the time of hats and lovely couture, while today we have flip flops and Juicy Couture. W & D were great readers of character in this show. I am not as attuned to the show's characters and the progression of the show, but our friends are smart and they were right on in their character evaluations. We laughed and enjoyed the show before going home! Thank you, W & D, for making us feel so special! We love you:)

12 comments:

North of 25A said...

What special friends they are! And what a great idea - which I may borrow...
Best,
Colleen

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Friends are the best! I am so glad you have found such special ones! Carolina girls are still the best in the world though.

Annie said...

Aww that's really sweet! The dinner sounds yum!

Jo said...

Sounds like a lovely evening with dear friends ~ dinner sounds divine! I'm going to have to try the wine.

Have a wonderful weekend ~
Jo

Seersucker Scrapper said...

Sounds like a lovely evening. How sweet of her to think of all those little personal touches.

I wish I could be that astute.

Shannon said...

How nice and what wonderful friends! My husband and I are both FL natives, my husband is from Fort Myers about 2 hours south of Tampa. Have a great rest of the weekend.

AmyRLugo said...

HOW SWEET! I <3 W and D too. They are AMAZING people. I hope to be as gracious as they are when I grow up.

Travelbug Mom said...

Wow, how great to have met such nice people when you moved! You are all so lucky. I only brought ice cream [from a local dairy] to our new neighbors....how incredibly sweet W and D are!!

sevenalstons said...

What wonderful, thoughtful friends! You are very blessed :)

pink green & southern said...

What a special evening! Dear friends are the best, aren't they?!

Love Being a Nonny said...

What a special night. Thank you for sharing. I need to do this for some friends.

bevy said...

What dears! You are very lucky to have friends like that... it means you are an amazing friend too! :)