Thursday, February 14, 2013

Another year!

Wow,  another year has come and gone.   I love everything about this time of year that has become a ritual in our lives.  It's the last few days before we make our annual trip south  to Islands of some sort.  I think I've lost count.  I have to go back and figure out how many years we have been doing this.   Let's go backwards and figure it out together.   Last year ~ Vieques, Cruz', Hendershotts, Cori....Arecibo(2012),  Year before, (2011) Culebra ~ Arecibo ~ same crew less Cori... Year before (2010) Cruz', Hendershotts, Garganos,  Jeanine... Year before (2009) Cruz', Tracy and... Chris and Marvin... Year before (2008) We got married and didn't make the trip!... Year before (2007) Cruz', Tracy and Ashley, Year  before (2006) Cruz', Tracy &..., Cori & ...., Uncle Aden &.....  Year before (2005) First Year!   Cruz' including Josh! & Tracy.... That was the year it all started and we lost Tracy for 7 days... oh my.

So there I have it.  This is our 9th year ~ 8 annual trips.... Wow.... what is really incredible is to look at time since that first trip and how life has marched on.

Well to take a look at the last year, we had a great ~ but somewhat sad trip last year and we said goodbye to Dad.  While we were able to spend time with him when we were there, we knew it would be the last time we saw him and it was.  We headed back down in April for his funeral.

This spring Josh surprised us with his announcement of enlisting in the Marines!  He did it, enlisted, finished bootcamp and is now completing his Combat training.   To say we are proud of him and his accomplishment and the future he has planned is an understatement.

The photo business is getting underway.   We already have 8 weddings booked for this year and I have two for the summer of 2014 booked.

And Sadie Girl celebrated her 13th birthday!  Go my Sadie Girl!!!!!!

Another year and we're all healthy and happy  and it goes on.  This year's trip will be something to write in the blog about I am sure.  Maurya has us all (Garganos, Hendershotts and Cruz' ~ aka The Church of the Blue Durango) going on a 10, i said T.E.N. day cruise.  We are going on the Emerald Princess...  Suppose to be a beautiful ship.   I don't know. Of course we're going in the wake of this current cruise ship diseaster with how many thousands of people stranded on the ship out in the gulf...

Okay, so I just needed to get back to the blog.  I'mmmmmmmmmmm back. 

                         Check back after the 24th of February to get the latest and greatest of
                          our excellant adventure.  Time to go watch Scandal and snuggle my
                          Sadie Girl and Popi... my sweet Valentine Popi Jay <3


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