Friday, August 3, 2007

Playing at Paula's

My best friend Paula just moved from Atlanta to Inerarity Point , FL, 3 streets down from my other best friend Dana.

Now I have my best friend Stacey 1hour and a half to the west and Dana and Paula 1 hour and a half to the east.

Life is good!

Paula lived with her mom in Atlanta for 12 years after a horrible divorce.

All this time she talked about a beach house she would have one day.

She even had a hope chest filled with beach stuff.

We all indulged her, like a child who says "this is what I'm gonna be when I grow up".

No one thought she would ever really do it.

But she damn sure did!

She took a deep breath, held her nose and dived in.She quit her jobs (all three of them) , packed her car and moved!

Dreams come true.

But not by themselves.

Paula's girls, Kelsey and Leah, mine, Mariah and Caitlin, showing snowball toungues.

"How can she do that?" everyone asks

The answer is most of her childhood and all of my money spent in a gym.

This is pretty much the way I've looked all summer.

Mariah hasn't had a vacation in years.She was like the teenagers, all giggly and silly. I loved seeing her like that.

On the way home, Mariah said,"I have a feeling we need to stop and buy lottery tickets."

We won 62$!

This made the entire trip cost us 40 bucks!

Life is good here on the sunny side.

I wish everyone blue skies and beach breezes,



plieck30 said...

Good for Paula and her dreams. I hope you get to go visit her. Another Paula

queenb8261 said...

I envy you all living at the beach! No fair. LOL
Have fun. Great pic.

sdoscher458 said...

Way to go everybody should do sun and fun. Love the pictures...Sandi

princesssaurora said...

OMG... I love the pic!!!  Mariah I hope will get that lottery ticket feeling one day and it will be for a whole truck load of moola!!!!  You are the best... I love the pic of you sunning yourself!

be well,

helmswondermom said...

How nice to have your best friends so close!  And way to go to your friend Paula.  Nice beach house!  Love the pictures, too!

gazker said...

What a fantastic entry, it's so good to here of people doing so well in this world of doom and gloom!
Nice to see you relaxed an your lounger too......... I still don't think you look a day over 35!
Gaz xxxx

ukgal36 said...

There is something about people who live in the sunshine state..we are HAPPY!!!!!!
Great entry...
I wanna beach house too....

lifes2odd said...

Perfect! Life IS good! :-)

ktkamanski said...

I always try to live by that - Life is good! And now for you even better!!!! Wish I had my best friend living closer - Maybe someday soon! Hope your enjoying your today!

deshelestraci said...

Oh how nice!  Water!  fun.

southernmush said...

Hi !!!!!! It looks wonderful in Florida. My family and I have been camping in Florida several times. We love going to Panama City, Beach Florida. Thanks for sharing this news with us. Take care.

erarein63 said...

Sounds so nice.  Wishing your friend lots of wonderful times at her dream house.  De ;)

jmorancoyle said...

    The best thing about best friends moving away is that you have an excuse to go away yourself. I love your photos.

shadierush said...

Great pictures! I wish I could go on a vacation!

lindaggeorge said...

You are lucky to live in such a beautiful place. I'm looking forward to getting to the beach soon.

Linda x.

lurkynat said...

dear Marti, hey! you have the life of Riley, huh? lol!
Looks like you guys are really having a blast! love you sweetie!

nay0114 said...

Congrats on the lotto keep playing maybe you'll hit millions soon.
Take care, Chrissie