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Aruba, Jamaica Ooh I Want To Take Her to Bermuda...

Saturday, August 06, 2011

It was up to me to make the final decision for our 20th anniversary vacation destination this coming October. Vegas or Aruba.... Aruba wins!
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My idea of a vacation is:
relaxing poolside
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sweet tropical drink in hand
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soaking up the sun
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listening to the steel drums
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Yesterday after work the weather was gorgeous! It was a little like Aruba, strong sun but a little breeze.
I took my daughter to my moms to go swimming with my niece.
While they swam I sat in a lounge chair with my iPad and played Carribean steel drum music. In my mind I was transported to Aruba. It felt great! So relaxing!
Then the girls came and sat with me and we three were transported to Aruba.
Ahhhh! I can't wait to really get there!
When I first started SP in April I would have never thought I would be going on vacation. I wouldn't even entertain the idea and it was making my husband upset. He kept asking me where I wanted to go and for months prior I basically ignored him.
Then in June after losing 21 lbs and feeling better, I said "I was thinking about where to go for our anniversary". He lit up. I then explained to him that I would never have been able to walk through the airport let alone walk around anywhere on vacation.
SP has given me so much in these last few months. It has given me my life back!
Because I couldn't walk in the last few years I had not:
Gone to a NY Mets game (which I love)
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Gone to a mall
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Gone to a dept. store
Gone on a amusement park ride
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Gone to my daughters school
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Gone on vacation
Everything I did my first thought was always, what's the parking like? Is there any walking involved? Is there an elevator?
By the end of this summer I will have all of these things done!
Thank you Michelle for introducing SP to me. Thank you my fabulous SP friends who continue to inspire and support me every day!
Thank you SP for giving me the knowledge I need to succeed!
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Annie
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  • IRISHBEANERGAL
    I am so glad you are considering your life your OWN again - get out there and find your adventures!

    ~Irish (aka The Incredible Shrinking Mom)

    August Mantra:
    "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all" ~ Helen Keller
    3371 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10312934
    Awwwww...I feel your gratefulness!! How'd I miss this blog from you? I really need to dot my i's and cross my t's better! I love reading how you are experiencing the rewards from your commitments you've made!! It's awesome, Annie!!! Look at how much change has taken place already, and, it’s only gonna get better emoticon !! Keep rockin the Sparkin’!!!! I’m with ya 100%!!!!

    PS - Promise to have a drink for me…one with a little umbrella and a fruit kabob! emoticon

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    3372 days ago
  • AQUAPOWERS
    Great work Annie. Have a great vacation and keep up the great work.
    3372 days ago
  • SNOWFLAKE561
    Congratulations on all your accomplishments!! You are doing such a fabulous job!! And you will have a wonderful time in Aruba, I can hear those steel drums playing!!!!
    3372 days ago
  • SAKENN
    Ooh, good for you! Sounds lovely ! I hope you have a wonderful time.
    Drink something with an umbrella in it for me...
    3373 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9922473
    Congratz on coming so far in SP! I would have chosen Aruba too! Wish we 3 CA's can go together! Maybe next year! ;)

    ~H
    3373 days ago
  • TURTLERASKIN
    Woo hoo! I used to have those same thoughts -- where will I park? How much walking will I have to do? Now, I have sort of the same thoughts -- how far away can I park? How much walking can I get in? Nearly the same, but totally different!

    Enjoy Aruba!
    3373 days ago
  • SKIPPY1311
    Aruba looks amazing! Good for you. Extremely jealous.
    3373 days ago
  • ANNROMINES
    I want to go with you. Save me a seat.
    3373 days ago
  • HARRIET2
    Have a wonderful time on your vacation. So glad you can go.
    3373 days ago
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