Merry Christmas from our “Dirt Home”

That’s what Loopers call their houses – many have sold everything and are “all in” but we are blessed that we have our home and that we are here on this Christmas morning near friends and with family.

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Merry Christmas from our home

Even though we officially completed The Great Loop just before Thanksgiving, we continued to travel from Fort Myers Beach south and we arrived in Stock Island on December 8th. The marina is about five miles from Key West and we will be there until February 14th after this boating sabbatical. 🏝 I came home a week before Danny so I could decorate, shop and “be” in Christmas. Unfortunately that included “being” in cold and snow – which was exactly what he was trying to avoid for as long as possible! Christmas really isn’t his thing ( think Scrooge, The Grinch, etc) 😉 but I really missed it when I was on the boat last year so away I flew while he biked all over Key West and found lots of places he wants to take me to when we get back. I got to spend some time with my favorite person in the world; if you want to get in the Christmas spirit, spend some time with a four year old in December! She’s been jumping out of her skin and is so joyful and loved and her energy is contagious!♥️

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Happy Grammy

 

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Spending time with our granddaughter Lilah has been the best part of the trip

I’ve also loved being with my kids – Shannon and Evan have been here a lot and we had our “Family  Christmas” on Saturday. Christmas Eve was at Ryan and Amanda’s and was filled with lots of food and fun.

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My Daughter-in-law Amanda and Daughter Shannon took ugly sweater Christmas Eve to a whole new level

Funny thing though – as much as I’ve loved being with my family, my Looper family is on my mind this morning. I’m the first one up, presents are under the tree waiting to be opened and I’m sipping coffee from my favorite mug and who am I thinking about?  My Looper buddies!!!

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Can’t wait to get back to more fun with Susan and Greg from Lucky Me and Bruce and Grace on Seas Today.

Who knew this time last year that we’d know so many new people this year? I’ve loved getting Christmas greetings from my new friends via FB, E-cards, real cards and lots of texts this morning.  It is a Merry Christmas indeed!

Peace On Earth,

Jodi & Dan

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Christmas Key West style

 

One thought on “Merry Christmas from our “Dirt Home””

  1. Jodi – enjoy that adorable granddaughter! And then enjoy getting back to Key West weather in January (JEALOUS!!!)…..Happy 2020! Hope we’ll see you when you make your way up the East Coast. Kris

    On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 9:53 AM The Done Diggin’ Diaries wrote:

    > donediggindiaries posted: “That’s what Loopers call their houses – many > have sold everything and are “all in” but we are blessed that we have our > home and that we are here on this Christmas morning near friends and with > family. Even though we officially completed The Great Loop ” >

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