Friday, March 19, 2010

dear emily,

plane fare to the bahamas:  expensive

four days at atlantis on paradise island:  also expensive

the opportunity to laugh with dear friends . . .















and kiss a dolphin. . .
















priceless.

"i was filled with delight day after day. . ." proverbs 8:30

love,
lea

28 comments:

Staci Danford said...

What fun... My daughter has always wanted to do that... She even had the chance in Florida over spring break but the water was so cold she couldn't make herself get in. Thanks for visiting my blog..
Staci

Diane said...

Oh my gosh!!! You have touched heaven! I truly believe God has placed all of his creatures on this earth for us to communicate with and to appreciate. You are so lucky!

Blessings,
Diane

Teri said...

A great reminder that money in the bank is great, but sometimes you gotta spend some to make memories.I am SO frugal, but I learned this lesson when my husband insist on traveling. I always feel guilty, until I get there!!!

So... you are going to PARIS in TWO weeks??? Email me if you have any questions you think I can help you with. I'd be honored. Is it your first time? Ask me anything!

reynolds9@mac.com

Jo said...

That dolphin has the biggest grin on his face in the top photo, along with the rest of you.

Enjoy!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Whenever my boys see the commercial for Atlantis...they remind me that we n.e.e.d. to go there...one day.

myletterstoemily said...

teri!

how sweet of you!

i will rack my brain for
questions.

Fifi Flowers said...

From dolphins to Paris... how exciting... ENJOY your trip... oooh la la April in Paris!!!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

this sounds exquisite! how fun!!! love the pictures. so presh!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh my goodness, thank you for your kind words! Have you been to Paris before? If not, is there anyting I can help you with? (I always wanted to start a Paris Tour co.) Seriously, if you have never been there I would be thrilled to help with any questions!
I am going to show my son these photos - he is really into dolphins!

Lisa said...

Oh, it looks like heaven! What a lovely trip and what beautiful memories! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Sewn With Grace said...

Such a sweet precious moment in time. Enjoy!

Julie Harward said...

Wish I could do that...looks like such fun! And even more so because of being with family! :D

ELK said...

yes I can see the love in those faces . indeed priceless!!

koralee said...

That is on my list to do before I die...I want to swim with those amazingly lovely creatures. You are so blessed. xoxo
Thanks so much for visiting me the other day...xo

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How wonderful emily....
the sea and the glorious creatures within.. what could be better... just keep away from those whales...

Have a wonderful weekend.. xx Julie

Anci said...

Wow ! Is that you in the pictures ? If it is, what a dream to do :)
Thanks for all your kind comments at my blog

xo
Anci

Vee said...

Is that you kissing the dolphin? What great fun! Glad that you had this wonderful opportunity to be refreshed and renewed.

Debi Kirksey said...

Bahamas--that is one place I've never been, but would love to go someday. Now as for your trip to Paris, that's always my top pick.

Enjoy and share....

Debi

Anonymous said...

What more can you ask for, fun in the sun with friends. Glad you had a good time. The dolphin kiss, well the dolphin had a big grin on its face and your eyes were closed, hummm, i hope Hans isn't jealous. ha. Seriously, I'm glad you had some r & r with friends and your daughter. I've added that to my bucket list. Annie

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Lea, so happy that our blogs crossed. Your blog is lovely! To swim with dolphins... sigh... makes me dream of the Holidays!
I've never heard of the Dammers family.... do they live in Rotterdam at the moment?
Sending many Dutch wishes for a lovely Easter your way. Have a wonderful week ahead!

bbb said...

priceless is....having friends that love your children almost as much as you do......watching your daughters and friends pick up where they leave off no matter how much time goes by or how far apart they may be......sharing an adventure.....taking zarkonians out of the country and bringing them home safe and sound.......oh yes, husbands that make it all possible!

christy rose said...

Oh my goodness how fun and yes I would say priceless!!!

myletterstoemily said...

bbb. . . i loved watching the girls laugh
so hard that they were stumbling down
the airport terminal!

and yes, we have awesome husbands!!

Darcie said...

I am in love with the dolphin kiss picture. I am sure it was worth every penny!

Bree said...

how wonderful!!!! Amen to priceless! To see His mighty creations-bless you dear!

Carol Conway-Fleisher said...

That looks like so much fun. I would love to interact and kiss a dolphin. I have a Pride and Prejudice book club question for you. Would you like to read less chapters each week? Other people members are asking about that. If we do our book club will last until the 2nd week of June. I have no preference. We will do whatever the group decides.

Andrea said...

I was able to swim with dolphins in Mexico about 4 years ago. It was so wonderful! I love to be near the ocean. It truly reminds me of how awesome God is!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like so much fun! wonderful photos!