Saturday, May 2, 2009


It was my friend Mary's birthday the other night, so a bunch of us got together to celebrate her 39th birthday! Just to give you a little history, I met Mary at church almost eight years ago! Little did I know that our friendship would have taken off from there! This lady has a heart that is always on fire for the Lord! She started discipling me about a year after I met her, and for that, I will always be grateful. She is those kinds of friends that no matter what she's doing, you can call her for prayer and she will pray for you right on the spot! She just has that heart for women to have that close, intimate relationship with the Lord!

On the other hand, out of all my friends, she is the one that I can be super crazy with!! Oh my gosh, when we get together, I know that I'm going to leave with a headache from laughing with her the entire time! The only thing that sucks is that two years ago, her husband (who is a pastor) planted a church near their home, so I only see her once every few weeks, and on special occasions like this! But, she's never too far...thank God for Facebook too..LOL! Oh..and before I sound too dramatic, we only live about 20 minutes away from each other..hehe!

So, Sara, one of the ladies at her church planned a night out for all of us! We all met up for dinner at Red Robin, then went over to the theater to watch Earth, and finally ended the night at Sara's house for cake and coffee!! I'm getting old, I started yawning at 10 o'clock!

Mary & me!
Some of the girls! The gal on the far right is a blogger too! Hi Natalie!
Some of you may recognize Carolyn (on the right) from Scrapping Servant!!

My mushroom burger! YUMMY!
Love this picture of Carolyn & Mary. The waiters totally scared us when they came up to sing "Happy Birthday" to her!
This is Sara..the hostess with the mostest! Thank you for letting us come over afterward! Oh..and she's in her first trimester!
Courtesy pose. She already blew out her candles!
Marlene & me! Her little girl and Veronica are good friends!


Unknown said...

How fun!!! What a great time! I love Red Robin!! We don´t have them here in Spain. :( So when we go to the States we get our fill. jeje
You all look like you had a wonderful time!

Denise said...

Wow, looks like a lot of fun sweetie.

really.truly said...

Yum, the food looks delish!! What a special friend, truly a blessing to have someone like that. The evening looked like it was fun and like I said...delicious!!

Sara said...

Looks like such good times with the girls!

Krisha said...

How fun! It looks like you all had a great time!

Your burger looks soooo good :)

Always a Southern Girl said...

Mushroom burgers are my favorite!! You are so lucky to have a friend like that!! I have friends like that in Mississippi, but I long to find one in the area where I live now. Looks like ya'll had a grand ole time!!!

Have a terrific weekend Alicia!!

BeLoVed AiMeE said...

looks like a fun time was had by all :)

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Looks like such a fun night out with the girls!
Can you pass me a piece of cake please?

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Yummy! And dinner with Girfriends is the BESTEST!!! I LOVE Red Robin...the Banana Shake is divine!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

momstheword said...

Hey, I was at RR this week with friends too! Of course, you weren't there.

You looked like you had lots of fun!

Melissa said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Yay for great friends and good food! :o)

Susie said...

How fun is that??

Jane In The Jungle said...

Man y'all had a good time!! We're trying to plan a GNO for the 16th, cross your fingers.
And you might want to visit the jungle and see what I just posted!!

jen@odbt said...

Big fan of GNO! Happy birthday to your friend - that's the way to celebrate.

Muthering Heights said...

It looks like you have such great friends...what an awesome night!

Lisa said...

what a nice time you had with friends, so happy for you.

BrnEyedGal said...

Hey Alicia...How nice to have wonderful friends like that...AND a great night out as well! Looks like you ALL had a great time together!!!
Oh..How did you like the movie?
And stop by my blog...TAG, your it!!! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

What a fun night. I love those mushroom swiss fav.
Cute pictures. Happy Birthday to YOur friend Mary.

Honey Mommy said...

Looks like fun and you made me hungry! That mushroom burger looks so good, and the cake does too!

Daphine said...

WOW! Looks like a fun time had by all! Ya know? I've never tried the new Red Robin's that opened up here like 5 years ago!!!! Your burger (minus the looks delicious! Dang!!!! It really does! I need to purposely go out of my way and give Red Robin's a try, huh?

Laura said...

Oh, Alicia, you just had to do that to me, huh?? Red Robin is my favorite burger place ever!!! And we dont have one here! :( I think I ALWAYS order their mushroom burger. Yummm! I can definitely tell you all had a great time and that you had an awesome weekend!!