Saturday, July 28, 2007


Hi friends...I'm back. We just returned from our week at Santa Rosa Beach and Destin, Fl. It was wonderful. God has created such a beautiful world and his beaches are my favorite. The sun, the sand, the ocean, the air,'s the best!

We rented a house and Don, Alex, Suzanne, Adam and myself were there all week. Ian got to come down for 3 nights. Then Don's sister and husband and daughter came for 2 nights. So we were able to have lots of good family time. We played in the pool, and on the beach, we read, I did craft projects, we sun bathed, we ate, we shopped, we slept, we played Sorry(our fav family game)....we just had a real vacation. I feel very blessed to have had this time with my family. God is good to us. Alex was able to be up and out some of the time...that was an added blessing, and I am so grateful to God for giving him some relief.

I was able to have another GREAT ADVENTURE! I got to meet Kat! Oh, this was fun. We talked first on the phone, then made plans to meet for lunch. I knew her immediately...but she's even cuter in person! I felt at once that I had known her forever. Our conversation flowed so easily...from one subject to another. When you meet another kindred spirit who has the same values and beliefs as you, it's as if you are sisters already. And that's the way I felt with Kat. I know she shared a picture with you, and that will have to do...because my camera had an unfortunate meeting with a sand dune. It is in therapy even as we speak...and my hope is that it will live to record beautiful events again. So, even though I do not have actual pictures of our visit...I have wonderful memories in my heart...that I can play again and again.

I posted some pics for you to see. These were made just prior to the untimely demise of the event recorder. So, that was the last of the pics. And even though my oldest son, the professional photographer, the one with whom I shared my artistic talents, had his camera...he said HE was on vacation, too...and that included taking pics. Oh well...that's the way it goes.

I am going to go and check on all my buddies now and see what you have all been up to. Catch you later...


Lynne said...

I'm glad you're back. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation with your family. And getting to meet Kat was an added bonus.

Alex said...

Event Recorder.. funny. =)

justabeachkat said...

Oh're home. I mean that in a good way. I wish you were still here, of course, but it's nice to have you back at your computer. I missed your blogging.

Girl, it was so fun getting to meet you face to face. Just wish we could have seen each other more. Maybe next time we can include the guys too. I wanted to call you on Friday, but after my stolen cell phone I lost your number!

Welcome back! I'm gonna e-mail you those photos.


Musicaljean said...

Welcome back!! It's so good to see your face in bloggyland again. Oh, that's right, we did see your face one time while you were gone. Your vacation sounds like it was a perfect vacation in my book.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Tonja, glad you had a great vacation. There is really nothing like the beach. Hey, you've been all over this summer, haven't you. Hawaii...FL beaches, lucky girl!

So glad you got to meet Kat too. Isn't she just a doll? I know you had a great time together, it was a lovely pic of the 2 of you.


RealEstateGirl said...

So glad you had a good time! I'm looking forward to all of us meeting at the beach some day!

Musicaljean said...

Just curious - did you get my email?

Musicaljean said...

Okay, I sent it to your Comcast address. Did you get it now? I've really been having issues lately with emails not reaching their destination. So annoying.

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