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Thread: Merry Christmas friends, savor the day

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    Senior Member cindyo's Avatar
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    Reniassance Island & Surf Club Lazy River

    Merry Christmas friends, savor the day

    As I sit up in bed waiting for my daughters to wake, it's 6:30 am, up my thoughts are on Aruba. It's not that I wish Christmas away, it's that the kids are older and the Christmas changes in importance. Savor the moments, time flies.

    When the girls were little, like 10 years ago, we would always be up long before 6:30, gifts would be open with paper strewn all over. Baby dolls turn into Barbies, Barbies turn into gift cards to the nail salon, gas cards, Ugg boots....

    Our common bond today is not the gifts, it's our trip tomorrow. We all feel that way.
    How lucky we are to have this island. It's a bond that binds our family together and all of our friends on this site.

    I have to stop and savor this holiday and it's importance.
    Enjoy your day friends, savor the moments, time flies.

    Palm Beach March 2016
    Aruba May & June 2016
    Aruba Dec 2016 NYE

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    Senior Member rob o's Avatar
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    Well said, CindyO. I'm so happy we have each other, and that the girls still love being with us even though they're 21 & 22 and both in grad school. I think our Annual Aruba trips were important to our family bonding.

    I'm making my (packing) list
    I'm checking it twice
    Tomorrow in Aruba
    It's going to be nice
    CindyO and Rob O are coming to Town (Oranjestad)!
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    Senior Member cpjones's Avatar
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    Eagle Beach, Glitz Casino, Manchebo Beach Resort
    Safe travels you two..... I always enjoy your posts...... and look forward to many more!

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    Senior Member Pegmeister's Avatar
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    West Deck in the afternoon
    Happy Holidays and have a fabulous trip!!!!

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    Senior Member AndyM's Avatar
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    Paradise Beach Villas Eagle Beach
    Merry Christmas and have a safe and happy trip!

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    Aruba since 1979
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    Safe and easy and fun travels to the O family.
    Enjoy your 2 weeks.


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    Senior Member DiviDiviFan's Avatar
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    Pelican Pier at sunset with a bucket of Brights! Sunsets at Bunker Bar LG Smith Steakhouse, Windows on Aruba, Paddock
    Beautifully said. Enjoy your trip Cindy, Rob and Girls what a wonderful tradition you have made for your family.

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Any Aruba beach...
    See you all tomorrow! Merry Christmas!

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