Thursday, February 26, 2009

Making Family Memories!

I found my "goals" diary in a box in the garage. I started it in 1992...when I earned my master's degree. I penned my goals in 5 year increments..up until I was 85. One of the goals I had [by 2003] was to take my entire family to a vacation in Hawaii..which would include: myself , grand kids and their parents; my mom and Jack; my brother John and his entire family; my sister Glenna and her entire family; my sister Pat and her entire family. Lofty!

Well, no to Hawaii but Yes to the Oregon Coast! Yes, it is 6 years past my goal...but it is happening. I remember when I wrote it, thinking, "well, I might never have grand kids..and I might never be able to afford it, but I'll write it down anyway". I have invited my son, DIL, and my wonderful grand kids, my bro and his wife, my step-son and his wife, and I offered up ideas for a family reunion several times in the past two years. Hopefully, we'll all get together when the economy is better. I just need to win the damned lottery! is what it is. It's gonna be fun!

So..I put the deposit down today for a 5 day vacation right on the beach....with a hot tub..and I have two grand kids to enjoy it with. Most importantly...I have a great husband to enjoy it with, which I didn't have in my "goals diary". I also have a wonderful son and DIL...who will hopefully enjoy it with us, and a fabulous step-son & wife who I hope can make it. Maybe my bro and sis-in-law will ride in as well?

If my mom would have ever said to me..."we are paying for a vacation for you and your kids...right on a beach"....I would have been screaming for joy! Are you kidding me????

I have always said to myself..and to my husband, "if my kids ever have children, I will be a very involved grandma". I am.


Peg said...

We always talk about it, but never do it.

It sounds like a dream come true. Good for you! Will you be sharing pictures?

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Oh yes...we will take pictures!

Eileen and Sue said...

That sounds wonderful. I've always wanted to do the Hawaii thing with the family also but haven't. Good for you at least you got your family together. I'll have to use you as inspiration, we've been meaning to have a family reunion but so far no one has done anything about it..

DIL said...

Were extra super excited! Can't wait! I love falling asleep to the ocean.