Got really great friends from way back that no matter how much time passes between the last time you talked, when you are together again it seems like no time has passed? Me too! And these are mine:


These are my best girlfriends from college, sorority & roommates. We try to get together once a year and usually do without kiddos. This time we wanted to get all the kids & husbands together. Much to my surprise, there wasn’t too much drama and we really had a blast!! D- thanks for enduring the tornado that came through your house 🙂


Trying to get a group photo of the kids proved to be difficult!



We did a LOT of driving on Sat. The girls we’re real troopers. Thanks to these headphones and the Alvin & Chipmunk movie 🙂

We had a yummy meal and Claire brought the best appetizer. I am glad she made it b/c just looking at the recipe I probably would not have ever tried it. But it was soooo delish!!! A nice hearty dip that have to try.

Here tis:

Baked Artichoke & Sun Dried Tomato Dip
This hot appetizer is also great with cheddar or Feta cheese added.

1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup coarsely chopped sun dried tomatoes (oil packed or dried and softened) 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese ***Claire used feta, not sure the amount to substitute
1 14 oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained (pat dry) and chopped
1/4 t minced garlic

Preheat oven on 350°F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Scoop into a shallow 9″ baking dish. Bake 20-25 minutes or til edges are lightly browned.

Serve with fritos or wheat thins.

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