Monday, June 26, 2017

Super Exciting News!!!!!

Hello & Happy, Happy Monday Everyone!
How was your weekend? Mine was spent cleaning out
some closets! UGH! LOL I use to own a Thrift Store,
so when I moved, I kept some items for re-sale...
The only problem was... I never took the time to
go through them to re-sell them! So.... I made
sure to do it this weekend.... My sweet son was kind enough
to help his Mom out... Of course I spent a lot of time
looking up the info on some of the items I wanted to sell...
Which, as you can imagine was TIME CONSUMING!!

Needless to say... the closets are not fully done, but I did
get a good chunk cleared out ... Some of it is going to the
local Thrift Store today! YAY... Other stuff needs photo's taken
and descriptions, so I can get them sold & out of the house!

I've been trying to de-clutter my house for the past year...
I think I've come a long way and feel better knowing I don't have 
so much crap just lying around not getting used.... Including
Craft stuff.... I really feel better having that de-cluttered as well....

Any who.. I'm soooo SUPER EXCITED!!! Do you want to know WHY????
I'm going on VACATION THIS WEEK!!! EEK!!!
We are going to HAWAII!!! OMGOSH!!
This has ALWAYS been a dream of mine.... And
it's actually happening! AND... I get to see my MARINE!!! OMGOSH!

I actually had planned on taking a cruise to Hawaii this
year for my 25th Wedding Anniversary in October.... But.....
My son was so generous this past Christmas, that he offered
to pay for us to fly out and visit him for a week! I was in SHOCK
& Told him he didn't have to do this.. He knew we had limited funds..
Hubby is disabled and we live on a very simple income.... I went back
to work part time, for extra funds which would have paid for our cruise....
I was making payments on it.... but my son was very insistent that HE PAY for it.... 
So, I reluctantly agreed to let him do this.... 
But I'm so thrilled to be going & I get to spend a Week
with him too!!! 

This is our last visit with him for awhile, since he will be leaving again
for more training & another deployment... So, we will make the most out of our
trip... We'll be staying at a place that has a kitchen/living area right
on the BEACH! So, I told him, I would cook for him while we're there...
He says to me... MOM... Your not suppose to COOK while on vacation!!

I laughed at him and said... well... I'm doing it for you, since we
both know he won't be getting any home cooked meals for awhile...
I LOVE that boy more than anything.... He's kind & Generous &
serving our country well! Of course I adore ALL my boys.... they are
all amazing & I'm just so proud to be their Mother! UGH....
I might get mushy here... Sorry about that!

Anyway... I just wanted to let you guys know... I won't be
around for a couple of weeks as we get ready to leave
in the next few days..... And I won't be using any social networks
if I can avoid it! I'm gonna POP over to your blogs today, and
check out anything I've missed the last few days... And
I will get back to blogging once I return...
I do have 2 scheduled Design Team posts.. but that's it for now...
I didn't even make any Holiday cards this past week....
But I figure I can let it slide this time, due to this exciting trip!

I will MISS YOU guys dearly while I'm away and
probably have LOTS to tell ya when I get back!
Tanya had said to take LOTS of Pictures....
Not to worry... I WILL... I have a camera and my son has a 
GoPro Camera.... so I'm pretty sure we can capture a lot of stuff
while we are out & about exploring the Island!!!

Thanks for always stopping by!
See you in a few weeks!

Big Hugs!!



Marilyn said...

That is great news!! You sound very excited. Enjoy your trip to Hawaii and visit with your son!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited for you!! What a sweet thing for your son to do!! I cannot wait to see the pictures!! Hawaii is on my bucket list, so I can't wait to enjoy it through the eyes of your camera lens :) Have a safe and wonderful time, my sweet friend!! Enjoy the time with your amazing son, too!! You'll be missed!! Big hugs and aloha!!

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Tracey said...

Oh My Gosh....I'm so excited for you! My husband and I visited Hawaii on our way back from Canada in February this year , we had the best time, you are going to love it! How wonderful that your son is helping you visit, enjoy the special time together, the week will go quick! Happy Holidays , safe travels.x

Beckie Williams said...

Oh my goodness!! You raised your son right ... I hope you all have a wonderful time together. I will miss your posts but I know you are off having the time of your life!!

Migdalia said...

WOW! Super excited for you!! Awesome news!! Woohoo!!Enjoy your time with your wonderful family!
Please take pictures..
Have a wonderful day my friend,
Migdalia Rodriguez

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So excited for you all!! Have a wonderful time and enjoy every second! Can't wait to see some pics when you return! Carri~Abusybee

Sharon said...

I am so super excited for ya'll!!! Ya'll are gonna have so much fun!! And yes, take lots and lots of pictures!!! Can't wait to see them!! Be careful and stay safe!!!

Karen said...

Oh my gosh!!! My dear friend, you deserve this incredible blessing! What a stunning vacation you are about to have.. I am thrilled for you! I can't wait to see the zillions of pictures you'll be taking.. and even more warm fuzzy than that, I can't wait to hear about your special family time. This is amazing. Enjoy every sweet moment, Theresa! :)

Hugs and blessings,

Sukie said...

I am so excited for you! That is so amazing! I hope you have a wonderful vacation! Enjoy the time with your family!

CA Scrapper said...

Have a great time! And enjoy the time with your son.


Stephanie said...

Theresa, I hope your trip is as wonderful as you are. You deserve this. So have a fantastic time with your beautiful family. Safe travels.

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

I love you have the most fabulous time on your vacation! I'm extremely jealous but can't wait to see loads of photos. Be safe and ENJOY!

Lori said...

Hi, Theresa! How wonderful to be going to Hawaii with your husband and son. And how nice of your son to be giving you the vacation of your dreams. Enjoy yourself tremendously!

Karon said...

Always good to have a declutter. Awesome news on the vaca - have a fabulous time away xx

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Enjoy your trip!!!!! Can't wait to hear about it when you get back :)

Nana said...

How exciting my friend. Hope you have a fabulous time. I know you will. Can't wait to see all the pics. Be safe and have a blast.
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bumblebee creations said...

How exciting Theresa! I am so very happy for you guys to get to go see your son! I hope you have the best time, and your son enjoys his meals and family time! Thank him for me for serving,I don't think they get enough Thanks!

Lisa said...

Oh wow! i had no idea this is where you were going! Love that you got to do this... that's my dream too, but so extra special you get to spend it with your son! Hope you're having fun!! See you soon!

Beth F. said...

I hope you are having an amazing vacation in Hawaii! We boy moms sure do get blessed with some amazing kids, don't we?! I am so thankful it all worked out so you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest!

Gerda said...

WOW Theresa!!! I'm so super excited for you!!! Have a wonderful time!!! Can't wait to see all the pics!!
Hugs Gerda

Karla Yungwirth said...

Aww! This is such an amazing story! Your son sounds like an incredible man, and you should be so proud of yourself for raising him well! I hope you had an absolutely wonderful visit and vacation!!