Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Seekerville Reunion in Denver, CO

Camy here, reporting live from the first Seekerville reunion!

These are the forebearing husbands, Janet's husband in the top and Mary's husband in the bottom (I'm not sure if I can say their names on a public blog for security's sake).
This is Julie's husband on the left and Myra's husband on the right.
(Poor men spent a great deal of time in the other living room because the estrogen levels were a tad high in our room.)

Here was our magnificent spread!
Me and Missy in a self portrait!
This was actually the second try because the first try cut off my head. :)
Julie, Cara, Ruthy!
Sandra, Glynna, Mary!
Audra, Debby, Janet, Myra!

Cheryl and Pam!
Me and Audra in a self-portrait!
This was better, I thought.
This made us laugh the most, though!
Pam and Cheryl. Or Pam and her other two arms.
All fifteen of us!
Happy Birthday Tina!
Julie made a fantastic gift basket for Tina. Move over Martha Stewart!

The card was hilarious. Basically making fun of the fact we're only getting older...but we're not telling how old we are!
Dream (from the Steeple Hill forum boards) joined us! She was also playing chauffeur for me and Cheryl.
We had fantastic desserts! Carrot cake and...
these incredibly decadent brownies!!!! (I'm the Seeker writing this blog, so of course I'm going to focus on the food!!!)
We had a great time!!! All fifteen Seekers in one house for the very first time!
Peace out,


Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

WOW ~ you gals/guys are having a blast!! Send me a brownie and piece of carrot cake please! LOL

Enjoy yourselves!

~ Lori

Cathy Shouse said...

Thank you so much for sharing some of the partying.

This scrapbook wasn't QUITE as fun as being there, but it was wonderful. Thanks so much for think of us "Left Behind." LOL


Cathy Shouse said...

Okay, I was so excited I left the "ing" off thinking!

Is Denver on the same time as Indiana?

Hm, you're up pretty late there :)

Tina M. Russo said...

No we are an our earlier I believe. We are on MST.

This was the bestest day!!!!

Julie Lessman said...

Lori ad Cathy ... wish you could have been there!!

Tina ... you and Tom were a wonderful host and hostess -- thank you SO much for a FABULOUS evening!

Happy Birthday, Teenster!!


Renee said...

Awwww man look at that cake and the brownies, looks like an awesome time was had by all!!

XOXO~ Renee

Keli Gwyn said...

So glad all of you were able to get together for the first time ever. Looks like a great time was had by all.

sherrinda said...

Wow, I would love to have been a fly on the wall! Just look at all the broad smiles on yall's faces!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures, guys! Wished I was there with you!

Thanks for sharing--now pass me a piece of cake, please!

Patty Hall

Jessica said...

Now Camy, what would you know about looking stoned? Ahem.


Happy Birthday to Tina! Can't wait to meet you all! :-)

Ruth Logan Herne said...

Oh my stars, this was too wonderful to be believed.

Fifteen Seekers.



Wonderful Seekers.

Hugs. Kisses. Laughing. More hugs.

How often do you walk into the middle of a group of fifteen women and NO ONE is sizing you up to see if they look better than you??? Cuter? Slimmer? Younger?

Best Group Ever award goes to...

You guessed it!


Gotta go shower. I smell better when I've showered. Very mathematical.

Tina's loading the dishwasher. She made me coffee. Bought me creamers.

I'm in heaven.


Rose said...


You look like you're having so much fun!

Thanks for sharing....and happy birthday,Tina.


Pam Hillman said...

Good morning! Getting together at Tina's was wonderful!

When the last group of us arrived, you've never heard some screaming and laughing and hollering. There was more noise at Tina's than in the whole conference hotel! lol

The food, fun, and fellowship was awesome. Thanks Tina!

The conference is kicking off to a great start. Over 300 people have arrived and more are on the way today.

The EB Session with Donald Maass starts at 8, and we're going to have a blast.

Carrot cake for breakfast.

In real time.



Will report in later!

Pam Hillman said...

This is the absolute BEST carrot cake I've ever had in my life!

Oh my!

PS. Robin and I stayed up until 1:30 so we're starting the conference off as usual.

Disclaimer: the bags under my eyes are in no way due to my official duties as a board member!


Beth said...

I am so jealous! I wish I were there with all of you because you're all so much fun! I think the next Seeker reunion needs to happen in upstate NY!

Have a fantastic time together and enjoy the conference (for those of you attending it)!

Ru, don't forget to bring home some chocolate!!!!! :-)

~ Beth

Ashli said...

How exciting!!! You all look so great!!! Hope the conference is just as fabulous as the reunion!!!

(BTW...Julie, LOVE your haircut!!!)

Hugs, Ashli

Sarah Forgrave said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures! My favorites were Camy's self-portraits (and especially the commentary). LOL! I'm officially offering my house as your reunion location in Indianapolis next year. :-) You ladies look like you had a great time!

Mary Connealy said...

wE HAD A Fantastic time. So much laughing, insane amount of delicious food.

Tina just made us all so at home.

Edna said...

The pictures are great, as the saying goes "A picture is worth a thousand words" of course that might not so good with writters! LOL
Seems as though all of you had a ball and were enjoying yourselves.
May God bless all, husbands included


PatriciaW said...

Didn't realize all fifteen hadn't been together before. This was wonderful. so glad you were able to make these memories.

pat jeanne said...

The pics are great. Glad all of you could get
together in Tina's home. It looks like a fabulous time of reconnecting was had bv all. And the food!!! Be blessed at the conference. Pat

Project Journal said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun. I'm so glad you all got to be together finally! Lol....

Happy Birthday Tina!!!

I agree with year come to at least New York. That's only a few hours from little ol' me in Vermont. : )

Hope everyone is having a FANTASTIC time(although we already know you are)!!! We're thinking of you!

Pepper Basham said...

thanks for sharing, Camy. It looked like Loads of fun. Poor husbands ;-) But at least they did get some GREAT food - even if the estrogen levels were high :-)


Anne Barton said...

Thanks for sharing these great photos. You all are adorable.

AND . . . Happy Birthday, Tina!!! :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I was waiting! I new there had to be chocolate around someplace. :)


Kim said...

This is AWESOME! So GLAD you guys could be together!! What a special group of ladies!

Ausjenny said...

Oh what wonderful memories and thanks so much for sharing. Looks like you are all having a great time.

Marilyn Brant said...

What a fabulous time you're all having!! Thanks for sharing the pictures :).

And Tina, my dear...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Tina M. Russo said...

Hey guys, I had a great birthday. If you are going to get older, this is the way to do it.

We hit the State Capitol ....and a few brave souls went up into the dome. Then over to the Molly Brown house. Did you know she never went by Molly? Margaret Brown, better known as Mrs. JJ Brown. It was incredible!

Project Journal said...

Sounds like fun!

I just finished regestering for ACTs... : / ughhhh...this is not the night to do that. I got home after 9 from a 3 hour dance rehearsal for the musical! Geez, I'm WAY too busy.... : )

Melanie Dickerson said...

Mary, I'm so upset I didn't get to meet your husband. I met Janet's, Julie's, and Myra's. Very nice guys. And I had so much fun going to dinner with Tina, Julie, Audra, Sandra, and a couple whose names I don't recall (sorry), and aforesaid husbands. We ate at Ted's Montana Grill, and I kept wondering why the food seemed Southern, like the squash casserole I had. But then someone told me it was Ted Turner's restaurant chain, and Ted is from Atlanta, as was our waiter, Will.
A very nice waiter, but next time, Tina, I want waiters wearing cowboys hats and boots. :-)

I felt so special getting to go with you guys. It was so great getting to talk to you guys in person! All of you are so nice, I wanted to move to Colorado. Or St. Louis.