Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Coolest People I know

Today my brother John and his better half Alyson are coming for a visit. They are really neat people. I wish I were as creative, spontaneous, and brave as they are. They've left their home in Lincoln, Nebraska, sold most of their belongings, quit their jobs, saved lots of money, and are setting out to see the world. They should arrive sometime tonight and will be here for about 2 weeks before they fly out to their first destination, Trinidad and Tobago. Alyson's parents own a sailboat there.
I should visit them!

They plan to spend a few months sailing, which is a passion of theirs. Sounds nice, except I get seasick just laying on a float at the beach. They don't know where they will go next. Perhaps another country, or maybe they'll return to the states. We're hoping this time they'll be closer than Nebraska.

I'm so looking forward to spending time with them, and laughing until I cry. My brother is the only person on earth who can always make me laugh no matter what.

They have a blog at :

John and Aly,
I will be praying for you on this journey.
I hope you have an amazing adventure.
I hope you learn a lot about yourself and each other.
I hope you make wonderful once in a lifetime memories.
I hope you think about getting your sister a souvenir:)!
I hope you remember to take lots of pictures.
I hope you remember to blog often.
I hope you remember to call home or email so mom doesn't have a stroke.
I hope you remember how much we all love y'all!
Have fun!!

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs
and returns home to find it.
~George Moore

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  1. WOW!! They are very adventurous people!! I hope they have an awesome time on thier trip! I am glad you will be able to spend some time with them before they go! Hope ya'll have fun!!

  2. OMG! I admire them so much! Good for only live once, right? You'll definitely have to go and visit! So your mom has a facebook page now. I'm so glad. You'll have to tell Jeannie that she has to get one now! LOL

  3. Mandi, what a sweet message to John and Alyson. I am so glad that y'all are such close and loving siblings. John and Alyson, if you read this (ditto from me. As usually I can't top Mandi.) I love, love, love, my three perfect children. God Bless and keep them always.

  4. Mimi!
    Thanks for putting my pics up! It looks awesome. We had an awesome time last night too!
    Love you!!

  5. It is nice to hear some good news!