For my mom's birthday last May, my sister's and I surprised her with a trip to Tennessee. The four of us, and one of my aunts, paid to rent a little cottage for a long weekend. It was the first time I have ever stayed in a house like that, and it was so much better than staying in a hotel. We had full run of the place, using the kitchen to cook all our meals, and the kids had plenty of room to run around and play, without us parents worrying about how much noise they were making.
One night, one of my sisters and I scared the snot out of my other two sisters and my aunt. They were sitting on the front porch, and it was close to midnight. My other sister and I sneaked around from the back of the house and made some scary noises. They all jumped up screaming and ran in the house. It was so funny.
I would love to be able to get all of my sisters to rent a holiday cottage this coming year so that we can all be together again. Two of my sisters live pretty far away, and I usually only get to see them once a year. I would love for us all to spend a weekend together, especially around the holidays.
I guess that means I need to start saving my pennies.