Today is a particularly important day in our household because we have friends and family coming to visit us from Turkey. My cousin, who is like a sister to me, and her boyfriend are on their 34-hour trip from Istanbul to our little island, Virgin Gorda.
Yes, we live on a gorgeous island.
Yes, we have the most beautiful beaches in the world available to us whenever we want.
Yes, we have the best views.
Yes, we never need to worry about cold weather.
And yes, we can snorkel, dive, swim, and jump up and down as much as we want, whenever we want.
But, let me tell you something; it does not mean much if you do not have someone to share it with. It really boils down to that.
There are at least 5 amazing beaches 10 minutes walking distance from my house. I can swim, snorkel, and dive every day if I wanted to, but you know what, after 5 times of doing all that it does not give me the same pleasure. I want someone to share it with me.
And for us, it just gets better when our family and friends visit our island to share this beauty with us.
My favorite part of all this is the preparation. I am cooking up a storm in my kitchen. All 4 stove-stops are on to cook the best meals I can possibly make. My husband is helping me with the cleaning, laundry, and last minute shopping.
Clean sheets on the bed, fresh cut flowers on the coffee table and great music in the background…
Everything and everybody in their best behavior.♥
Can it get any better than that?