And finally, the day was here... We hit the road. Caravan style. Heather painted our windows. There was actually a tropical storm brewing and 80% chance of rain on day one. I told the girls "never fear", because for as long as I have been coming down here, there is almost ALWAYS rain forcasted and it almost never actually comes through! So.... THIS is a picture of our tropical storm day! And this too. emily, Beth, and Renee.In fact, there was so little rain that this would be Melanie on Day one! Thank the LORD for Aloe!
It is kinda a tradition for us to make a pyramid. This isn't the whole crew, but it is who was available for this picture.
We always have fun. It is like a bunch of teenagers. We definitely act silly.
There were swimming races...Yay for you, Beth!!And swimming pool tricks!
Oh yes, I still can! in fine form!We had the obligatory "bury the guinea pig" in the sand.
This is three of my roomies. Ashley hit the outlet mall.
And as is usually the case, I cannot sit still, and so I started working on a little mini book of the trip. I intend to complete it before they go home. I am hitting Walgreen's tomorrow with my memory card from my camera, , and the book is about ready to have them put in .
Here are all the girls together on the first night before dinner. It is the smallest group we have ever brought, and it has been a ball. All ten of us can ride in one vehicle together. Yea, don't ask! So there it is, for those of you who were asking! The first of MANY beach pics. My mom is bringing my girly-poos down to me tomorrow. YAY for JinJin! Todd and masson are coming on Tuesday. (He is in a golf tournament for the holiday weekend) Todd's parents, DeeDee and Granddad are coming on Wednesday. We are having an extended vacation down here. (Kinda like Staci's last year...except ours is real!) I will be keeping those pics a-comin'!
Belinda. Such nice words! thanks. And Amy S. , wow. Thanks for being such a support. I am glad you decided to sign on. And glad you are hopeful. You should be! This very weekend, 5 years ago, we found a big knot in Jake's abdomen, and well, you know the rest. He was diagnosed on Memorial Day weekend in 2004. I will never forget it. I will also be eternally grateful for his life. We will meet him again! We are sad we lost him, and I certainly don't want to diminish the loss, but attitude is a powerful thing. And we have a happy life again! MoJOY! Thank you, Jesus, for HOPE!