- Take the family on a real exotic vacation. Something tropical with a beach. It could be the Bahamas. Maybe the Atlantis resort? Or Beaches? Is Club Med around anymore? That would be fun to take the kids to a family resort. Eric and I met at a Club Med in 1994 and honeymooned at one in 1996. It would be kind of fun to go back. The kids have been wanting a "real" vacation for a long time. Eric and I have always put them off. After we all get through this, we're there. We've already decided.
- Participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Right now, I'm in the best shape of my life. I'm not sure how far of a course it is. I could do a 5k easily now. With some training, a 10k. Even if this is a marathon, I want to do it. Being in decent shape now, I was envisioning running in some local races. If I do it with Komen, it has meaning and significance. It may take awhile to get back into shape, but it is a goal. Getting out of shape is one of the things I am dreading the most. It has taken so much work to get where I am now.
- Maybe along with, or in place of the above, the 3 Day Walk. 60 miles is a bit intimidating. But it would be amazing. My mom has walked thousands of miles in the past few years-it would be fun to do it together.
- Taking my mom, dad and as many siblings as can make it to France. We have talked about how fun it would be to visit the Battle of Normandy sites with my brother, Jared. Jared is a West Point graduate (Class of 2005), a Captain in the Army, currently serving with the 3rd Infantry Division in Mosul, Iraq. I've been to Normandy before and it is amazing. I would love to share that with my parents and siblings.
That's all I can think of right now. I reserve the right to add to this list of things to look forward to.
Lots of love,