Best Friends – As the Years Go By

♫ ♪ ♫ Oh how the love brings tears to my eyes.. ♫ ♪ ♫ It’s true. My heart is overwhelmed with love for my friends. Inseparable in high school. So many memories that make me smile… and laugh… and cry when I think of them. How can we be so blessed to still be so close! We stay in touch virtually through the year, but we’re trying once a year to all get together and bask in the joy of being together again. It kind of makes whatever else is going on in the world — or our lives — okay because we have each other. I would say that if you had told us back then that we’d be having these weekend slumber parties decades after our life together in high school, we wouldn’t have believed it, but you know what? I think we knew even then that our friendships were eternal, and that time, distance, or separate ways wouldn’t really change the bonds we had. But aaauuuuugh… it is still unbelievable how much crazy FUN we have when the world goes away and we’re still there!

As you can see… nothing like having paradise to celebrate in, right? What a beautiful… BEAUTIFUL… place! Thank you so so SO MUCH, Mary & Tony… and Lynn and Johnny for putting us up. My heart is so full when I am there that sometimes I think it might burst. I remember several times just wanting to express myself about how much fun it was to just be so happy!

There were a few who couldn’t make it this year: Suzanne, Isabella, Kim, Mary & Missy… your faces aren’t in the pictures… but you were most definitely there with us deep within our hearts!

So here… we invite you to vicariously experience our weekend with us. After the slideshow, I included a few other pictures — probably meaningless to anyone but us… but when I look back, I will definitely be warmed by the memories of those photos too.

29.9 cent gas!!!

You had to be there…. 🙂

While it was still pretty, Bren…

What a FUN trip!

About Sandy

I'm Sandy Powers, full-time photographer, doing what I love with my life! My passion is PEOPLE! There is such artistry in people, and I love capturing it. Naturally, portraiture is my passion, but I also love shooting for the art of photography for competitions or exhibit. I once watched an interview with Kim Walker, a well-known Christian worship leader. What she said resonated with me and pretty much describes my own story. In the interview, she said she didn't have to force things to happen for herself. She didn't have to push. She didn't have to overly promote herself or call people and beg them to hire her. In fact, she didn't have to do anything except keep her eyes on Jesus and watch Him bring her destiny to her. That's exactly how I feel. I walk each day by faith, and my eyes are on Him! I have watched in amazement as He has orchestrated circumstance to bring my destiny to me. I thank Him daily for allowing me to not only do what I love, but to use what I love to bless others! So, how is "the destiny" unfolding? Well. . . . My work has been juried into temporary museum and art gallery exhibits, I have been featured in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, my portraiture and fine art have won several awards in national and international competitions, and one of my portraits was selected by an Adobe Lightroom blog as one of the top 50 most stunning black and white photos. I'm a member of Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Photographic Society. Anything else??? Send me a note ( any time! I LOVE meeting new people, sharing stories, and best of all, changing the "ordinary" to extraordinary through photography!
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