Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I'm Home!!!

Hello dear friends! I can finally share my 'life' with you all! DH was very adamant that he did not want 'the whole world' (lol) to know that we were going to be out of town, and that the house would be empty. I honored his request.




A few of you knew what we were up to, but for those of you who don't...




We will be celebrating our 38th anniversary soon, and we have never taken a vacation. So...DH and I left on the morning of March 18th and drove about 10 hours to Griffin, Ga., where we spent a night with DH's brother and SIL.




Then... We left dear doggie with them, and continued another 10.5 hours drive on the 19th to FLORIDA!!!




Our DS flew into West Palm Beach, and we picked him up there. We spent one night in W.Palm Beach, and then drove back up to Jupiter, Florida, where the St. Louis Cardinal's have their baseball spring training games!




DS had rented us a fabulous 2 bdrm., 2 bath condo less than 1/4 mile walk from the beach. It had a washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, etc. All we had to do was carry in our bags and it was like coming home! Beautiful!!!




We then went to ball games on the 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, in Jupiter, Viera, and St. Lucie Florida. What fun we had! Seafood, walks on the beach, ball games, boat rides, etc.




I played hooky on the St. Lucie day from the game, and instead, met up with Suzanne Edwards, one of my blogging friends that my friend Shirley introduced me to on-line. We had a wonderful visit and lunch at a great Mexican Restaurant, and then went to Suzanne's LSS and shopped! I even found Echo Park papers!!! Wahoo! While there, I met another friend of Shirley's that I've swapped with many times, Janie Fires (don't know if I have spelled that correctly). Then a DT member from the Magnoliaicious DT came in and I talked with her (didn't get her name). What a great day!




So, that is where I have been for the last 12 days or so!!! We enjoyed temps of 87-97 degrees, with NO SNOW, NO SLEET, and even no rain!!!




Now you know why I asked you what your favorite ball team is! There's still time to sign up here for my blog candy too!!!




Thanks to all of you for being patient with me! It's been wonderful seeing our DS and visiting with him. He's in the AF and lives in Los Angeles, so we don't see him very often, and this was an unbelieveably relaxed and wonderful visit.




We've also decided that vacations are a lot of fun! We got home a little while ago. Tomorrow, will be unpacking, picking up the mail (OMG, gasp, shriek - what a mess THAT will be!), and working on our monthly reports for his business. However, I plan to create SOMETHING!!! I have SO missed creative time in my girl cave!




Have a great day!!!

Hugs and blessings,

Patti J.

21 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

So happy you had a great time and arrived home safe! Welcome back!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Glad to hear you had a great vacation and congratulations on your 38th anniversary. Wow Patti, that is one great accomplishment.

Rufus said...

Glad that you had such a great time! You left just in time, this week so far has been rainy and it's supposed to continue off and on the rest of the week! 38th huh, Happy Anniversary!
R/

Dawnll said...

I am so glad you took the time for yourselves- sounds like you recharged!!!
I am so happy for you.
Look forward to you playing and sharing soon.

Chelsea said...

Glad you are home. Sound like you had a BALL!

Iris said...

Oh that sounds soooo fun! Nice you could have a vacation!! Super glad you're back!

Sue W said...

Sounds like you had a wonderfu trip Patti! Glad you're home safe and sound and looking forward to seeing all your latest creations!

CraftinGranny said...

Sounds like a fab time. Wonderful way to celebrate 38 years, congrats! We've been to the same places in Florida and I loved every minute of being there. Hope you made it to Singer Island as that is the cleanest beach and clearest blue ocean I've ever seen. At least it was 7 years ago.....lol Even got to fish off the pier at Juniper. Glad to have you back safe and sound and so glad you enjoyed your time away. "Hugs" Carol

Becky said...

Well I am happy you had a fabulous time. :)
Congratulations on your 38th..

Olga said...

Lucky girl. I am thrilled you had a great time and got to see love ones and ballgames, they are always fun!!!! Don't work to hard today, remember to relax and create!

Glittered Paws said...

YEA - you are home - I will call you when I get home frmo work. Don't overwork today.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Welcome back Patti ... soooo happy to hear that you had a great vacation, filled with wonderful memories. And congrats on your anniversary. 38 years is certainly a testament to true commitment.

Beate said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous vacation! I am glad you had a fun time and came back safely! My man is just like yours. He doesn't want me to tell when we are gone either.
Congratulations on your anniversary! 38 years is quite amazing! We always say we have been together forever, but for us it's only year 17 (plus 5 years of dating).
Good to have you back!
Hugs and smiles

Patti P. said...

Welcome home! Sounds like lots of fun....love those ballgames. Rick and I love the minor league and try to go to some of those games for various teams when we have traveled in the past. It is wonderful that you two got to get away together and see your son. Glad to have you home safe and sound. Have a great week.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so happy for you, PJ! I was kinda wondering why the baseball question out of the blue, and even had a fleeting thought of Florida. Glad you were able to rest, relax and spend family time! Glad you are back though.

Pam S. said...

I agree w/your DH...announcing you'll be gone can't be good! I'm kinda rollin' my eyes about the ballgames (mom of three daughters here) but then you mentioned shopping?!!! perked right up! lol What a blessing you were able to get away and spend time w/your son!
Pam Going Postal

Curt in Carmel said...

Besides the baseball games, your vacation sounds like it was a blast. I don't just dislike baseball, I HATE baseball. I would rather sit on a chair of nails and watch paint dry! I feel the same way about basketball too. If I had a choice of going to the dentist for a root canal, then to the proctologist, then for a toe amputation or I could sit through one basketball game, I'd be walking funny holding my ass with one hand and my jaw with another. I think you get the point. I am glad however that you enjoyed your vacation and I hope you don't wait as long for the next one. Best, Curt

Amanda Mertz said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! So glad you got a nice warm vacation----and you shouldn't have had to wait 38 years for it! =) Make your plans now for next year!

Lynne in NI said...

What a lovely way to celebrate your anniversary! Glad to hear you'd a fabulous time, .... seeing your family, sunshine, crafty time, and plenty of R&R! Sounds perfect to me!

Mau xx said...

What a Fab Holiday Patti and Congratulations on 38yrs of marriage. You see if I had toured USA with my daughter and SIL I would have missed having a cup of tea with you :( They will be home on 13th April :)
Hugs xx

Brenda said...

I am so happy for you to get such a wonderful vacation! Congratulations on 38 years. Glad to have you back.