Tuesday, December 23, 2014


I've had a great time in Aruba!
I especially enjoyed time with my daughter Ashleigh.  Rest, Reading and more Rest!
It is beautiful here! 
If you follow me on Facebook you know I got a stomach bug the first night we arrived and spent most of the next day in bed.
I felt better the day after that, but took it very easy and spent some time here enjoying the breeze and reading while I rested.  I must say it was hot here!
You had to sign up for these little huts which we didn't.   Ashleigh spent more time in the sun then I did.  I hate to admit it, but I'm getting old and can't handle the heat like I use too.  The breezes were wonderful but my stomach stayed queasy for a few days 
so too much heat wasn't good thing!
Blue skies and Blue Ocean
What more can you ask for!
Some nice walks on the beach made me a very happy lady!
Stunning sunsets!
I had a good time and a good rest! 
We are heading home tomorrow and I'm anxious to get back to my furry child, my little cowboy and his family and my Mom.  We do have presents to open after all....It's almost Christmas! 

Wishing You A 
Joyous Christmas! 



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You look fabulous Sis! And what a beautiful place to visit. I'm so sorry you got sick though. You'll just have to plan another trip there and reserve some of those chairs in the shade. Take care of yourself. Lots of hugs, Diane


Too bad that you were sick for some of yout vacation.

Marigene said...

What a nice time to get in a little relaxation...sorry you weren't feeling well, that's a bummer. Enjoy your last night there...Merry Christmas, Linda.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you weren't feeling well, missed all those FB posts for some reason. Your pictures are gorgeous! Have a safe trip home and I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

Jane and Chris said...

That all looks wonderful! (except the tummy bug...blech).
Could you imagine an apron sisters' get together there?!!
Jane x

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Ah, sun and warmth! Gorgeous photos Linda.

Sorry you had a bug on your trip, but looks like you were still able to enjoy it. Wonder if crutches go in the sand, lol, I could use some warmth.

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Christmas! xx

svelteSTUFF said...

Happy Holiday to YOU!!

Vicky Hunt said...

SOrry to hear about the stomach bug Linda, but it sounds like you had a restfula nd enjoyable trip in spite of it! Hope you have arrived back home safely. Have a blessed and beautiful Christmas with your family.

Hugs, Vicky

Sheryl said...

Merry Christmas Linda to you and your family.

Cheri said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful time minus the stomach bug. Those pics you took look stunning. Weather here is dreary to say the least so you were lucky to be in sun, sand and wonderful beaches.

the cape on the corner said...

what gorgeous views! so sorry to hear about the stomach bug, that puts a damper on vacations. merry xmas to you.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

So sorry you got sick, but glad you still had a good time. Ashleigh gave you a great gift. Merry Christmas!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos. Merry Christmas. :)

Donna said...

Merry Christmas, Linda! That beach and aquamarine ocean look amazing! Glad you were able to enjoy a trip with your daughter, sorry you had a stomach bug!

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas! !
I pray a lot of "happiness".
And for the children of the world. . . .

Claudia said...

Merry Christmas, dear Linda! Aruba looks beautiful and healing (which I hope it was since you had that darned stomach bug!)

Love to you,

Sarah said...

Glad you had this special time with your daughter. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Chatty Crone said...

You got that stomach problem pretty early on!

The photos were beautiful!

Hope you are feeling better!

Just stopping by to wish you a very blessed Christmas!!

Mereknits said...

So sorry about the illness while you were away. It looks like such a beautiful place to visit. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas ans that Tiger felt well enough to enjoy the day.

Laura Lane said...

Gorgeous! So glad you had a good time. Glad you recovered quickly.

Found you again from a comment you made on this post a long time ago.


Please drop by!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Julie Corbisiero said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. So sorry to hear you were sick for a little bit on vacation. I do hope you are feeling better. Have a Happy New Year too!
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, I hate that you had a stomach bug on your trip! But it sounds like a nice getaway.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Linda, filled with love and all the blessings your heart can hold.

Much love coming your way,


Sheila :-)

bj said...

What a beautiful place..so glad you felt better and had a good time.

Susan said...

Hi Linda. So glad you had a lovely time.

Did you eat native food that gave you the "tourista?" Or drink the water? What?

Hope your holiday was lovely. Susan

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

These photos make one wish they were there also

Mimi said...

Beautiful pictures--it looks just like a travel brochure! So sorry to hear that you got sick, but I'm glad you were able to get some rest and reading time. Thanks for sharing those great views!

mrs. c said...

Lovely photos! I know, I am not a fan of the hot anymore either! But it is so nice to see all that sunshine because it has been so foggy and gray here in Tennessee. Take it easy and get back to your wonderful self! Hope you had a wonderful holiday and happy new year!!!!

Melanie said...

I didn't know you were taking a trip to Aruba - it looks gorgeous! Hope you had a wonderful time.

Diann said...

What a great way to spend the time before Christmas! You got to relax and have a little adventure instead of stressing and running around like a chicken with their head cut off! LOL I am so happy you had this even though you had to deal with being sick. And love the new look of your blog!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

What a wonderful place to visit!! Lots of special "girl time"!!

Sue said...

Hi there....love the new look of the blog...and Aruba looked amazing...You know I'm not too old to bake in the sun!! The hotter the better...oil me up and I can sit all day roasting....Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas...hope to see you sooner then another year!! Love and Hugs and a Happy New Year....S.

Curtains in My Tree said...

So glad you had a great time and darn that stomach bug
That beach looks so good right now since it minus zero here in Missouri

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