15…

That’s how many days until I get on a plane and start the long journey home…

I’m so excited!!!

I’m so sad….

I cannot WAIT to see my Peanut! Her sweet smile and giggles are like Sunshine, and I feel light deprived…I miss laughing with her Mommy, who has the most wicked sense of humor!

I long for evenings spent watching a favorite TV show with my Hubs, laughing, talking, just being together…I miss him like an amputee misses their limb, part of me is removed…

And as much as I miss them, I will miss my Eldest and her Son when I go home. Knowing it will be months and months (like 12) in between visits breaks my heart. My Grandson won’t know His Gram and Poppa the way his cousin does. Every year we’ll wait patiently while becoming familiar to him all over again…

I kinda feel like a Pushmi-Pullyu.

*Sigh*

Anyhoo, here’s what we’ve done lately….

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I do love Gab Gab beach at sunset….

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A lovey dovey kinda place…

Two lovers point…

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“The legend tells of two lovers who, forbidden from being together in life, leaped to their deaths from the cliff side so they could be together in eternity.”

Yikes, right??

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I supposed this is where the two lovers would have landed…

Double yikes…

Tragic legend aside, the views are extraordinary!

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The tradition has become for lovers to put their names on a lock and attach it to the surrounding fence…

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Do you see an open spot?? No??

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Yeah. Neither did we…

So we got creative!

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The gynormous rocks that make up the island are full of holes, so we hooked our locks onto the rocks!

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Dan + Vivi = Augustus!

Forever and ever!

Forever and ever!

Y'all KNOW I had to hang our lock in the weeds! Helllooooo!

Y’all KNOW I had to hang our lock in the weeds! Helllooooo!

Hubs couldn’t be there in person, but he was definitely there in spirit….

Vivi hunted and hunted for the lock she and Dan put on the wall years ago, she wanted to attach the new lock to the old….Could. Not. Find. It. It seems the older locks have gotten pushed to the back side of the wall (that you can’t access) to make room for new ones….

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I could have stayed there for hours…except for the sweltering heat. When sweat from my scalp starts dripping into my ears, I’m done…

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Gus agreed…

So we got the little family picture that Vivi wanted to frame for Gus’s room, procured the necessary mango/pineapple slushies and headed home!

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God Bless air-conditioning!

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As promised…

Pictures!!

The Kiddos took me to Asan Beach, it’s a lovely albeit completely damaged location…

This is why it's damaged...

This is why it’s damaged…

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THERE'S A BABY IN THERE!!

THERE’S A BABY IN THERE!! And his Mommy is wet cuz she fell in the water, for which his Daddy spoke to me sternly as it happened on my watch…

Sobering...

Sobering…

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HI!

HI!

And now, a few of the locals…

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Where’s Waldo??

I seriously thought this was a fake rubber starfish...It's not!

I seriously thought this was a fake rubber starfish…It’s not!

And finally…an Awwwww moment…

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Got to hear my Grandson’s heartbeat today, it was so sweet..Spent the rest of the day with my Girl shopping and being silly and it was glorious!

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