Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Dream Begins...

I woke up with one thought on my mind...

Paris!

My daughter Ashleigh arrived and helped me celebrate the last 24 hours of my countdown to Paris! 
She had two more surprises for me! 
So I don't have to worry about getting Euro's, she brought me enough to take care of me the first day! So thoughtful and this made me very happy!

The second (and last surprise she says...no more connected with this Paris trip) was this...
A small locket with mother & child on the front.  Inside she put a lock of her hair....she will be with me in Paris!  and yes I cried!  

We had a special family dinner at a great seafood restaurant here in Athens called Square 1 Fish Co
We all had fish and it was wonderful.  We shared a bottle of wine to toast my trip to Paris!
Taken with a cell phone but here I am ready to start my dream!

Here are my beautiful girls!

It was a great evening and a wonderful way to spend my last night before leaving for Paris!

So my friends I will be leaving in a few hours on my dream trip!  The Next photos you see will be from Paris! 




31 comments:

Pondside said...

Bon voyage!!! You are about to embarque on your dream!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Enjoy every minute Linda:@)

Jane and Chris said...

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Jane x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun photos! I know you are living your dream right now! Have a marvelous time! Sweet hugs, Sis!

Donna said...

Bon voyage, Linda! I am so excited for you, I will be thinking of you as you explore Paris! Have a tres magnifique time:)

The Cat Guy said...

At long last the time has come!!! Very excited for you and can't wait to see the pictures and hear the stories.

the cape on the corner said...

safe travels my friend!!

Nellie said...

Bon Voyage!! Enjoy!! xo Nellie

AshTreeCottage said...

That locket is so sweet. Brought tears to my eyes when I saw it. So excited for you! Can't wait to see Paris through your eyes my friend.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Kathe said...

What thoughtful gifts for a special mom! I hope the trip is everything you imagined dear friend! I'll miss our emails but can't wait to see the photos and stories you will be sharing ;-) Keep an eye on zee Frenchmen my friend!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Enjoy!!! Stay safe!!! Have fun!!!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Have a wonderful wonderful trip! I will be thinking of you and cannot wait to hear all about it! What beautiful and kind girls you have!

Jane
Flora Doora

oldgreymare said...

Have a wonderful time <3

20 North Ora said...

Travel safe. Can't wait for pics.

Judy

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I am so excited for you, Linda! Have a wonderful trip!...hugs...Debbie

Vicky Hunt said...

SO exciting! Dreams do come true...:) Safe travels my friend!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Oh I hope you have the best holiday in Paris, take photos, and share said photos with us......please......

Susan said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW Linda. SOOOO excited for you. Can't wait for the photos. Have a blast! (I know you will!) Susan

Annesphamily said...

Linda I am all teary eyed thinking of the fun you will have! Eat some fresh baked goods for me please! Everywhere I turn, I see things that remind me of Paris and now you! I use to see Flamingos and say "Ah Linda loves those"! Now I see Paris and all things related and think of you. Enjoy this trip! Many blessings to you and lots of prayer for a safe and fun filled trip! Hugs and Blessings, Anne

Maureen Wyatt said...

The locket is the sweetest thing she could give you, so you have her with you on your great adventure. Enjoy every minute of your trip!

Chatty Crone said...

Bon voyage!!! You are about to embarque on your dream! And your girls love you soooooooooooooooo much - you are blessed in so many ways.

Love, sandie

Suzan Sweatman said...

Savor every second Linda - can't wait to see the photos!!!
XOXO

DogsMom said...

I love that you are living your dream!

Melanie said...

How exciting, Linda! I can't wait to see photos of Paris and hear all about your trip. We'll all be living vicariously through you. Enjoy every moment!

Shelia said...

Linda, I'm so happy for you and I know you're already in Paris, saw you on FB! Have a wonderful time, my friend!
Be careful and enjoy!
Shelia ;)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

OK Linda - you're there and I know you're having way too much fun!! Give us a picture --- please!!

SavannahGranny said...

I know you are there now and having a blast. Just remember to walk carefully on the streets. They can be a bit rough.
Have a wonderful time, Ginger

Ivy and Elephants said...

Have a great time!
God speed.
Big hugs,
Patti

Ames said...

Have a wonderful time Linda! Looking forward to your pics. Safe travels!!~Ames

Sarah said...

Linda, somehow this slipped past me. But there you are now, enjoying the beauty of Paris. Can't wait to see photos and get your updates. Hugs ~ Sarah

Jenny said...

Oh!

Soooo excited for you!

I love travelling along with you!

Soak up everything!

Love that this happening for you!