Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

It just amazes me how quickly the years pass as we get older. We are having a quiet night tonight as we have for many years. We were always up for celebrating, until New Years 1981. We dropped our kids off at my inlaws house for the night and went on our way to celebrate at my brothers house. We stayed out quite late and headed home about 3am. We got a very early phone call, my mother in law had been rushed to the hospital with an asthma attack and passed away. She had been watching our children for the night. She was only 59 years old and the sweetest person you would ever want to meet. Our world changed. New Years has never been the same for us and never will be. We downplay it all now and we are lucky to have our grandkids with us. Our night was spent with them, playing uno, eating popcorn and brownies. The diets start tomorrow...
In reflecting on this past year, we have enjoyed our travels. We started the year off with a cruise. It was #26 for us, I think. Spring brought us to Florida, we spent a fun week with our son and his family in Orlando. April while reading rv.net website I found a notation that sent me in the direction of RV-Dreams. Everything has changed since then. I spent days reading every post by Howard on their lifestyle. I started my own dreams. I talked to my husband Kevin about us perhaps attending the rally in Branson, Mo. in June and he agreed. We met up with so many great people and listened to the travels of so many. It truly made an impact on me. I was taught how to chat with fellow dreamers and now do so most nights with my new found family of dreamers. Thanks to all of you. I am now addicted to reading blogs and chatting.
September brought us back to Florida for a weeks vacation that turned into much more due to the hurricane back home in Texas. How lucky we were to be in sunny Fl instead of home without power. We also lucked out without much damage.
October we headed to Topsail Hill Preserve in Santa Rosa Beach Fl to workcamp for the month.
Out time there was cut short due to our daughters illness back home. The next month was spent at home with her. Luckily she is on the mend.
Finally to end off the year, we took a final roadtrip. Destination Las Vegas.. I fell in love with Arizona and now know I want to spend more time there in the future.
We feel very blessed. We have had both our children, their spouses and our 5 grandchildren with us for Christmas. Nothing can beat spending time with family. I am now exhausted but it was well worth it.
We wish for all of you a Very Happy Healthy New Year!! Happy Travels..

1 comment:

Dortha said...

We have had those years too. Some of them I would like to forget. However, then I remember that no matter how hard they were, they made us stronger and there was a lesson to learn.

May you too have a happy and blessed 2009.

Dortha