April 16, 2010

Whoo! Hooo! Flip Flops and alot of this!!!

Whoo! Hoo!......I'm so excited!!!  I'm catching  a plane to FL today and joining my family!!  In my last post I shared how disappointed I was to have them leave earlier this week without me and very sad to miss my SIL Bryans homecoming from deployment and all the festivities...... BUT I knew in my heart that I needed to stay behind to assist in my Mama's care and be a part of the many decisions that must be made for her transfer to a nursing home.....so very bummed, but knew somehow the Lord would "make it up" to me......Hey, He's my Wonderful Daddy and He always makes a way for His kids!  So many details began to come together yesterday re OMama's care (our new family acronim for "our mama's care"...LOL!).....God thing, ya'll!!!  My sis is here from NC and we now have peace about my leaving for a week or so ......... Sooooo I'm gettin' the heck out of dodge.....trading my AZ boots for FL flipflops  for a couple of weeks...........


                              

 and plan on doing ALOT of THIS..........
   
Thanking God for Bryan's safe return and honoring all of our men and women 
who serve and protect our great country and their loved ones who
so self-lessly hold down the home front while their sailor is away!!!!

We love you Bryan and are so proud of you!!!

(This photo of Bryan and Katie was the feature photo in the Jacksonville Times Union news story yesterday celebrating the return of the USS McInerney!....They were also interviewed and featured on the evening news!!  Oh and that's my Sweetie and DIL Laraine checking the camera in the background....I may not have been able to be there in person, but how awesome is it that the news media featured Katie and Bryan's reunion and I could watch it on line.......Can you say GOD THING!!!).

I'm Honoring and Saluting our troops!!


and then doing ALOT of this.............

Sittin' under the Jacksonville Beach Pier!
(yes - those are my surf kissed tootsies from my last visit - heaven, ya'll - simply heaven!!)



and ALOT of this........

Eatin' and hangin' at Beach Hut Cafe
(our fam's fav place for breakfast at the beach!!)



and ALOT of this........

Hey, we're Disney World junkies!....
I go from 50 something to 10 in about 5 seconds when I walk thru the gate - LUV IT!! ....LUV BEING A KID AGAIN....WHOO!  HOOO!....(Uh, will someone please pass another mickey mouse shaped waffle my way!!!)

and can't wait to do ALOT of this.....

Just give me a tube and let me float away....HALLELUJAH!!



and  hopefully ALOT of this.....a girl can't ever get enough retail therapy!!  Glory!!



Well, this time yesterday I pretty much figured that I wouldn't be able to join my family in Florida to celebrate Bryan's homecoming festivities......But the Lord worked it all out and I can't wait to get there!!!!  He is soooo faithful!!!

Soooooooo.......
Here I go!!
Yippee!!






Love, Hugs and Sweet Blessings!

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21 comments:

Rose said...

Jackie, have a wonderful time. You know, Mississippi is on the way in case you want to stop and pick me up too! LOL! The photo's are good, thanks for sharing them! Enjoy your trip!!

Nana Jul said...

I pray you float away with the LORD. Soak it all up, lavish your love on your loved ones and enjoy each precious second!
Hallelujah! With God, all things are possible!!
You go girl!! With Praises on you lips, shoutin Glory!!
Love,
Julie

Cherie Hill said...

Have a WONDERFUL trip Jackie! I'll be praying for your travels! WOW I love that picture of the lazy river...it looks AWESOME! Enjoy!!!
With joy,
Cherie

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Jackie,
You are truly blessed!!! Have fun and enjoy your trip. Your sweet Mama is still in my prayers and so are our soldiers.
Be safe. God bless you.
Bren

GrammyGoo said...

Enjoy!!!!
Blessings, Ella

Terri Tiffany said...

Enjoy your time here! Our weather is fantastic now!

Karen said...

Safe travels...and enjoy yourself!

Deborah Ann said...

Wow, you had a busy time these past few weeks. I just got caught up. Sorry to hear about 'OMama's' fall (very cute nickname, btw). I'm glad she is stable now, and you are able to join your family.

Have a blast, and take loads of pictures for us starved gals who never get enough vacation!

Hugs and Kisses,
Debby

Sonja said...

How wonderful Jackie! It comes at such a good time, and how like the Lord to work it out so it's RIGHT, for everyone, including mama!

GO CELEBRATE SISTER!!!

Love you!

Sonja

Alleluiabelle said...

Sweet Friend,

A much deserved time away with your family. God is soooo Good! Whoo Hoo! You've got me goin now. Praise the Lord.

I am so happy for you...so happy.

Love you,
Alleluiabelle

Kelly L said...

Very Cool... Have a great time..

Love to you
Kelly
http://www.amazingsalvation.com

The Redhead Riter said...

I hope you are having a wonderful trip.

Goose Hill Farm said...

Hi, Jackie~

Have a WONDERFUL time!

I have a son-in-law in the Army. He has already done one tour in Iraq, is now stationed at Ft. Hood, but will be deploying again in August. GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY!

While at Disney, should you happen to take one of the a bus drive named Dawn, ask her if she has a sister on Goose Hill Farm! :> )

Blessings~
Laura

Patrina said...

I love your excitement!!!

oh....and "GOD THING"!!!! for sure

Patrina <")>><
His watchman on the wall

LisaShaw said...

Enjoy!!!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Stopping by to say Happy Mother's Day...
Have a few hours to blog hop and nothing makes me happier. Have a great time...We leave on a Disney Cruise in 2 weeks....
I have a GREAT GIVEAWAY that I will be drawing for on Sunday night.

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

How awesome!!!!! Just wanted to wish you a happy mother's day!!!
Wylie

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Saleslady371 said...

Hope you're enjoying your family! Miss you. Happy Mother's Day.

Alleluiabelle said...

I hope you have a blessed Mother's Day weekend precious friend. Love you!

Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Bob West said...

I enjoyed you blog! Very insightful!
Hopefully, you'll get a lot out of mine.
God Bless, Bob West
http://westbob.blogspot.com/2010/05/god-vs-science.html

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