Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GOING--GOING---SOON TO BE GONE!!!

As many of you know,
the last few weeks have been a
WHIRLWIND
of activity for me.

I have been
PACKING, 
PURGING,
and
PREPARING
for some life changes.

Our lives will be changing
even more in the next few months.

But--for now--
I am taking a break!
Taking a break from
PACKING
and
PURGING
and
I am going to 
PLAY!

I am headed south to the beach
with my little Maria,
my daughter, Mimi,
and her three kiddos-
We will play in the sand and the sea.
We will swim in the pool.
We will eat sticky popsicles on the shore
and wash our hands in salt water.
We will rinse the sand off our butts
and leave our sandals at the door.
If it rains we will play games
and watch cartoons.

We will relax and let schedules fall by the wayside.

I will miss you all while I am gone
but 
I WILL BE BACK.

This is just a break...
and not 
Good-Bye!

Y'all behave yourselves while I am gone,
you hear?


your photo name

79 comments:

Sylvia said...

I hope you can swim all you can, kiss all those cute cheeks and get all the hugs you may want.
Have a great time at the beach. I will be right here when you get back cause I haven't been able
to talk my hubby in to going.

Pam Kessler said...

I am so jealous. Sounds like a great vacation! Have a great time!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Diana, Enjoy your little reprieve from all of that purging and packing, it is much deserved. There is nothing like relaxing time with those you love. Have fun and let it go!

hugs,
Sissie

Susie said...

Diana, You so deserve a vacation of relaxation. I know you will have fun. With those little ones along it will be entertaining. :):) Hug them all for me. Blessings, xoxo, love, Susie

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Have a wonderful time!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Have a wonderful time!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Have fun- you deserve it!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Dear Diana, have a great time with your family! Looking forward to hearing from you when you return!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Have bigga bigga fun, Diana!

Cranberry Morning said...

I hope you have a wonderful time, Diana! xo

Karen Heath said...

Have a wonderful time!

Karen said...

Enjoy your much deserved vacation! Want to hear all about it when you return. Bless you.

NanaNor's said...

Will you dear man be with you or is this a girls trip? Hop you have the best time ever! When we were moving into our house, right before the final push we headed to the islands for two weeks....such fun! Needed it before the move.
Hugs,
Noreen

My Kentucky Living said...

Have a blast! You deserve it!!!! See you when you get back. 😊😊😊

Simply LKJ said...

Have a fabulous time my friend, you so deserve the break!!

Connie said...

We promise to behave ourselves the same way you would, LOL. Laugh, frolic, swim, hug those sweetie pies and relax. You deserve a break . . . come back safe.
Love, Connie :)

Linda said...

Au Revoir Diana...How I envy you...spending time with your daughter and sweet littles...
Enjoy yourself...relax...eat...see you when you get back!!
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Have a wonderful vacation!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I hope you have a wonderful time at the beach!

Debbie said...

I got my computer fixed yesterday.....FINALLY! So glad to hear you are taking some time to enjoy yourself and truly take a break, Diana! Love you, my friend.
Enjoy.
xoxo
Debbie.

Launna said...

Diana, I'm so out of the loop... I'll have to go back and read some other posts. It's great to hear you took a break to have fun with yourfamily.... enjoy all the fun and relaxation ♡♡♡

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Diana, Have a wonderful time!

Pom Pom said...

Have a wonderful time in the sun and sand! Safe travels! I'll miss you!

Chatty Crone said...

I am so excited and happy for you! Wonderful. You have a great time and tell us about it when you get home! Sandie

Estelle's said...

How wonderful Diana...the perfect summer vacay....have a ball and toss your worries to the sun....

Down On The Farm said...

YOU DESERVE A BREAK!!!! So very happy for you!!!! ENJOY EVERY SINGLE SECOND!!!!! Sending a big hug your way!!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Have loads of fun on your break! Don't forget to take some photos to show us.

I'm still around...having computer woes and I mostly read on my tablet but don't try to comment on it as the keys are way too small and I'm always hitting the wrong ones. :)

Debby Ray said...

Oh how wonderful! Have a ton of fun and relaxation! HUGS!

Vee said...

You all have a blast! Don't worry about us—we won't make too much of a mess while you're gone and John will hardly know we're here. ; }

Lisa said...

You lucky gal! Have fun! Enjoy your break!
Hugs
Lisa

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

How exciting, Diana! Enjoy every moment. xo ♥

Heaven's Walk said...

Ok.....I've been so slacking in connecting with you, girl! So sorry about that! :( What are the big changes coming for you with all the packing and purging? Are you finally moving? Enjoy your time in the sun and sand and catch me up on your life when you get back!!!

xoxo laurie

Anonymous said...

I wish you all a delightful time....be safe and enjoy. See ya when you return. xoxoxo

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

This sounds like the perfect getaway! Enjoy your family, popsicles, sand and fun! Take a break and relax for a change. You deserve it! xoxo

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Diana, have a wonderful time and enjoy yourself. You deserve to have a terrific break.

Hugs,
Mary

Jettie said...

Stay safe and enjoy the beach, eat one for me, and have fun above all else.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Sounds wonderful - you deserve it! Hope you enjoy every moment! Hugs xo Karen

Red Rose Alley said...

Have a wonderful time, Diana. This sounds like such a relaxing trip, and you deserve it. Love this picture of Mimi and Bright Eyes. Oh, the fun you will have. : )

love, ~Sheri

LV said...

You deserve it. Will miss you. Be careful as blog land would never be the same without you.

Brenda Pruitt said...

That sounds like fun! Reward yourself!
Brenda

Nonnie said...

Well, have fun and don't worry about us!

Kim said...

It all sounds dreamy...enjoy every single second!

Missy George said...

Have a great time..you have earned it..Stay safe..Have you sold your house?? Bought another?? Have fun!!1

Kay G. said...

Have fun, my friend!
Will you be driving through Georgia? Wave at me as you fly down that road! :-)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Enjoy every second! Can't wait till you are back :-)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

enjoy and have fun, you deserve it! xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know you'll have a ball with these sweeties! Hope the weather is nice! Have a safe trip my friend. Hugs, Diane

Donna said...

Enjoy your beach time with your family! Come back all rested and raring to go. xoxo

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I want you to enjoy and make lots of memories . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Enjoy your getaway and I'll only behave if you do...Oh heck, we're getting to old to behave..have fun!

Billie Jo said...

Enjoy!!!
See you when you return with memories in your heart! : )

amazingsusan said...

What is "behave?"

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Have a wonderful safe trip! Nancy

Cheryl said...

Dear friend, have a WONDERFUL time while you are gone!! No one could deserve it more. Be safe, and we will be anxious to hear of your adventures when you return back home. :)

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Aw, behaving ain't fun! I will if you will! 😁 Enjoy your break and dip your toes in the ocean for me, ok?
Hugs,
Cecilia

Annesphamily said...

Enjoy you deserve every minute of it! Relaxing and enjoying some special people in your life. Nothing better than that! Love and Hugs and Have Fun! XXOO

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Have a wonderful time. What great memories you are making for those children! Older granddaughter will no doubt be a big help! Fill us in when you get back. -Jenn

A Joyful Cottage said...

Have fun!

Melanie said...

Have a wonderful vacation, Diana! Has your house sold?

Kathy @ Smile for no Reason said...

Have fun!! Hugs, Kathy

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Enjoy your time there !! :)

Art and Sand said...

Enjoy every minute!

Betsy said...

Have a wonderful trip! Enjoy and relax!

nonie everythingsewing said...

Thank you so much for your visit and becoming a member. Hard to start a new blog but it will be fun to watch it grow. At least, I get to meet another down sizer, it has been rough for me. I hope writing about it will help.

Nonie

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Have a fabulous trip, Diana, and mostly a SAFE trip!!

Karen Ann said...

ENJOY! We look forward to the recap after -

Carla from The River said...

Have a fun, fun, fun time!
Will you be moving soon? Are you leaving good old Wisconsin?

Did you receive any damage with the recent storms?
We ended up getting hit again, as if the F3 tornado was not enough!! Another bad storm Sunday and another death.
Carla

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sounds so wonderful, Diana! I hope you have the best time with your family!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Enjoy, have fun and wish I was going too!
deb :)

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Don't even think about anything but relaxing and enjoying family.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Have fun!!!!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You deserve some relaxing time, Diana! Have fun making memories with those sweet people in your life. xxoo

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, have a wonderful time and a well deserved rest. See ya later, alligator!!! xxoJudy

Katie Clooney said...

Safe travels, sweet Diana!

jmac said...

I've been outa the loop for awhile...did you sell your house? where are you moving to? I need lotsa answers!!!
hope you're having a blast at the beach!!!

Kelly said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip and get some rest that you deserve!!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Have a wonderful time and enjoy a restful and fun break. Sounds lovely!! xo

Diane said...

Have a wonderful time on your trip Diana.

Hugs Diane

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Have a wonderful time. Cant wait to see pictures and stories
Janice