Tuesday, December 30, 2008

180 Days until Paradise!

See that dot on the lower right bottom of the Ocean? That will be Me in 180 days! I am starting the countdown to My 2009 Sister Vacation on Sandestin Beach, in Florida. My sister has a Seminar every year for work at a luxurious hotel right near the beach. You can actually sit out on your balcony and watch the dolphins jump out of the water, it's that close. Then there are pools if you don't like the sand. She invited me again this year as her guest. Last year it was the end of July, while this year it's the end of June. I will fly into her home town and we will drive together to our destination, which is only about a 6 hour drive. We are Thelma & Louise taking to the open highway, singing and letting our hair down and just having the best time. So, on Jan. 1, 2009, we will be starting our Destin Diet to get our bodies ready for bathing suits. Can you tell I am excited? My sister is my best friend and we don't get to be together that often, so we are counting down the days ..........2009 will also be a special year for both of us, since we are both having new grandson's. Her's in January and mine in May.


6 comments:

Erin said...

yeah...sister time is the BEST!

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

This get-away with your sister sounds nothing short of perfect! I love how you love your sister. I love how you love your dad. I love how you love your kids and grandkids... and you savor life and all it has to offer!

I am not fortunate enough to have a sister, although I prayed for one each day of my life until (I think) I realized what my mom and dad would have to do to get one!!!!!!!! I do have 2 brothers, but that is not a sister. I thank God every day for my 2 girls, who know the miracle of having a sister. It is a miracle. I have very close friends and very close cousins who I love like sisters, but I will be the first to tell you that it just isn't the same thing...

I also want to tell you how fortunate I have been in 2008 to have you in my life, and how I wish you and your family the most glorious and blessed 2009. I can't wait to hear all the news about your new little guy... how wonderful to look forward to another grandson and a great-nephew! I also look forward to seeing your photos of your adorable dad... not a moment goes by that I don't miss my dad more than is imaginable. I pray to him and to my mother-in-law every day. I talk to them... and they answer... and I know you believe me.

When the bells are ringing in 2009, I will be thinking of you, dear friend. I wish you a perfect New Year, each day AND on the most beautiful beach in the world!

Love,
Sharon

Cheffie-Mom said...

Oh how exciting!! Do you think I can come in your suitcase? LOL!

Lisa said...

I have to get my bod ready for a bathing suit by May! We can encourage each other in this. I know you will have an amazing time with your sister.

Olive U. said...

Wow, that looks like a beautiful place to vacation. I'm so jealous! A trip to Florida sounds really refreshing about now! Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family.

Mrs. Mogul said...

WOw jealous! I would love to be at the beach soon! but sigh stuck in snowville.