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Dreaming and Singing A Little Buffet...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Every year my two sisters and I go away during our birth month somewhere different and we spend the year in between selecting a spot, making reservations and plans and just dreaming...We make albums and take turns whose year it is to put the photos into albums and who is the keeper of the album.

So the spot has been chosen and the plans are being made.

Last year I said that this year I would let myself be photographed in a swimsuit with my sisters. Do you think it will happen?

Planning my sister's 50th birthday party.'s a surprise. Just the three amigos (amigas?) sisters and a dinner party on the beach...

Goals to be made and met and dreams to be had and memories to be made.....Can't wait! I've already gotten their birthday boxes started (always sort of a theme)...

This cookbook....

and this Mexican Malcajete Mortar Pestle

and we are going to have cooking lessons from a chef in our residence while we are there! How cool is that?!*

That is my offering to our Sisters Getaway.

Oh! And I've been wanting to do this 4EVAH and now I can. Verified I can bring these on the plane and I am going to have a tiny tastings party (oh, we cook for each other and do tastings and such each year) in the rental - DID YOU SEE THE PICTURES?!* We all collect beach sand, seashells and sea glass so after I present with these cuties we have a take away for our treasures! PERFECT!

Who knows what else we'll do! We are already giddy with excitement about it all!

I should add that I just got the photo we had taken last year in Captiva Island Florida of my sisters and our brother who drove up for the day. We sent them to our Mom that none of us have seen in over 12 years for Christmas. We all wore white shirts and I am looking at the photo on my desk now and it just brings back great memories of THAT day and week and I can hear Kris (my brother) now saying - REALLY? Another SISTER getaway; when does it become a SIBLING getaway? And it really should. You see, we started doing this the year after our brother Paul was killed in a crash on Valentine's Day and we never, ever wanted time to pass again without connecting in a very real way and we haven't. Time and family is far too precious. Our Mom has no idea what she is missing in us and our families.

So, absolutely there will be pictures of us being silly in restaurants and bars and on beaches and oh the stories we will tell. My sister Kim JUST now admonished the Kathy and I about the Sisterhood rule of "What happes in ______ (where ever we are) stays (cuz she was afraid we'd remind her of a little sumpin sumpin that she wanted to forget from last year).

I SOOOOOOO can't wait!
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    Kal::::...what lovely daring soul YOU are!
    Ok, I'm having one of those moments...:::((time for that... Metamorphosis Mamba)):::.... emoticon emoticon
    ...:::I feel better. Lol! emoticon
    It takes courage to post your self in swimwear! I salute you! emoticon
    I love your family perspective; it was a Joy to read your heart in this blog!
    Thank you for letting us share in your sister adventure. emoticon

    .....and thank you for making what really counts, Count!

    love you! Laura emoticon

    1786 days ago
    Kal, I am SO JEALOUS!!! How awesome that you and your sisters are able to get away together each year! I have 2 sisters and a brother, too, (and a SIL who is like another sister), but geography, jobs, family commitments and lack of funds have always prevented us from doing something fun and special like this. "Someday", we keep saying...but, as you've noted, life is too short and "someday" sometimes never comes.

    Can't wait to see that pic of you in your swimsuit! A bikini, right? emoticon emoticon

    1788 days ago
    Looks amazing!!! You're going to have such a wonderful time!! Makes me wish I had a sister, but maybe this is a new tradition to start with my besties.
    1790 days ago
  • TEKRU1
    Sounds like an absolutely perfect getaway, Kal! Don't stress the bathing suit, the funderful memories to be had are way more important!
    1790 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    That sounds wonderful and awesome! It sounds totally YOU!
    I wish I was your sister. Or that I had a female friend to do stuff like this with.
    1790 days ago
    That looks awesome! What a fun time you guys will have!


    Thought for sure there was a sombrero emoticon!
    1790 days ago
    Totally awesome! i hope y'all have a wonderful time.
    1791 days ago
    WHat a wonderul week!! You are going to have so much fun. I'm a little green with envy! My sisters (3 others) & I got together last year and did a weekend. ANd we decided to do this after our mom died and our SIL died just a month apart. We will get together this year at a wedding in Chicago. My youngest sister's youngest son will marry in July. But I wish we were doing what you are doing!! ENJOY!!!
    1791 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    I can feel your excitement and joy all the way out here. LOL Sounds like a great get away this year and your presents seem fabulous. Oh and private lessons from a chef?! WOOHOO!
    1791 days ago
  • SAASHA17
    that is so much fun and a w onderful way to meet..ofcourse the start was sad..sorry abt ur brother...but wonderful idea..have fun:)....and do let us know how ur sis enjoyed ur surprise!!

    I am an only child so miss out on a lot of sibling stuff!!

    1791 days ago
    sounds great love and i am sure you will all enjoy yourself.maybe you could surprise your brother by sending him a ticket to join you.especially as you said what tzhe reason is you started this in the first place.sorry to hear about your brother paul.that must make valentines day hard each year.and yes i think you will have your photo taken in a swimsuit with your sisters just because you promised we get to see the photo as well? emoticon
    1791 days ago
    What a lovely way to celebrate with your sisters, sounds like you are going to the actual azure island with your family!

    Whether or not you are photographed in your swimsuit is up to you, but I do hope that you get to take a bunch of photos with your sisters for the fabulous environment you will be in!
    1791 days ago
    I wish I had a sister, or several, just like you. This sounds like blast! Enjoy!! emoticon
    1791 days ago
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