I suppose this will be the week that lots of Christian writers will blog about all things ACFW. Not wanting to disappoint, I decided I'd join the group. However, my post will be short and my pictures will be few. There's a reason for both. The post will be short because I have a deadline on Friday. The pictures will be few because I couldn't seem to find my camera in time to get pictures taken, but that doesn't mean I didn't have a wonderful time and take pleasure in visiting with old friends and meeting some new ones in person!
Above is Shannon Vannatter on the phone sharing some wonderful news with her hubby! I met Shannon this year--she taught one of the workshops and is a blogger over on the Inkspirational blog. What a wonderful gal!
Gayle Roper and I shared dinner with a group of writer friends on Wednesday evening. I haven't seen her for a couple of years and we shared some memories. Tammy will probably jump in here and say I lifted this picture from her Facebook page. It's true--she took the picture, so I'm giving her full credit for not telling me to fix my hair before she snapped the picture.
With roommates Lorna Seilstad and Dawn Ford. We're all 'gussied-up' to attend the Gala Banquet where Tracie was awarded a lifetime achievement award. Way to go, Tracie! I'd post a picture with her, but I didn't get one.
I had a great time sharing lunch with three of my favorite people--Lorna Seilstad, Jill Eileen Smith and Maureen Lang.
Meeting Patti Jo was a highlight. We weren't together for long, but let me tell you that we made the most of that precious time. Of course, Tammy already showed you our picture with Patti Jo, so I lifted a picture of the Arch from her Facebook photos. You can see the lovely view from her hotel window. I, of course, had a lovely view of a parking garage. I'm not bitter--just sayin' some folks had a better view than others. It all worked for good, however, because I did get over to the Arch for some up close and personal time.
May you find joy spending time with friends! ~Judy