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I’m stuck on an island just like Sawyer

Dear Sawyer,

I, too, am stuck on an island.  Luckily, there are no scary smoke monsters, weird science experiments, or confusing time travel.  I lucked out because the island I’m stuck on has luxury hotels and room service.

I’m writing today to invite you to join me here.  You can be my cabana boy, secure in the knowledge that during every single debate about who was hotter – you or Jack – I chose you.  Sure, Jack had that whole “ooh I’m a doctor and smart and can save your life” thing going on, but he’s whiny.  And you are hotter.

Guess what else?  Just like your island, mine has magic and healing powers.  We use unicorns for transportation and the friendly rainforest fairies have healed my son of his anxiety.   Plus, the fairies taught him how to swim last week and he now enjoys scuba diving (in shark-free water because this is my island and that’s a requirement) as much as I do.

I think you’ll be as amused by my crazy friends and family who are here with me because I couldn’t leave them behind.  Plus?  We have no bugs or snakes and everybody’s nice.   Sand never gets stuck in inconvenient body cervices and nobody gets sunburned.  And free flip-flops for everybody.  I told you it was magical.

Yeah, I thought you might prefer my island to yours.  Come on over.  And bring some wine.



PS – I’m enclosing some photos in case you need further encouragement.



This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday post.  The sentence is “If I were stuck on an island, I would like to have…”  Nobody said it had to be deserted and scary.  Or real.Your FTSF hosts:

Sawyer photo credit
Maldives photo credit


I’m sharing this post on Whimsical Wednesday (Moms who write and blog) even though it’s not Wednesday.

  • Kerri - I think you just lost Robert’s vote for Top Mommy blog. But can I come to your island and stare at Sawyer? I promise I won’t touch!May 3, 2013 – 12:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi - Kerri,
    Sadly, I think Robert’s been slacking and not even READING my blog because he is a loser who thinks stupid things like playing Games of Thrones is more fun. Which is probably why I am no longer number 1 there. No dinner for him. And yes, please come stare at Sawyer with me. If he’s dumb we can tell him he’s not allowed to speak.May 3, 2013 – 12:20 pmReplyCancel

  • Janine Huldie - Ok, you had me at unicorns and Sawyer, too!! And that last picture of the pool outside the house practically on top of the ocean looked like heaven on earth!! Seriously, I want to join you on your island. Thanks as always for linking up with us Kristi 🙂May 3, 2013 – 1:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi - Janine,
    Unicorns, Sawyer and that house = paradise. We can bring our kids, too. YAY.May 3, 2013 – 1:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Jessica - YES PLEASE. 🙂 I don’t even know who Sawyer is, but that island sounds delightful!May 3, 2013 – 2:25 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi - Jessica,
    Did you miss getting sucked into Lost years back? Sawyer was the hot one.May 3, 2013 – 2:28 pmReplyCancel

  • TheSocialButterflyMom - Lovely 🙂May 3, 2013 – 2:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie @ Mommy, for real. - Oh, Sawyer! I had no idea how much I missed him until I saw that photo. I got a serious pang! When I saw the title I thought for sure you were going to do some literary Tom Sawyer-like thing, but let me tell you: This was WAY better.May 3, 2013 – 3:25 pmReplyCancel

  • Serena Niobe Malcolm - Yes Sawyer Yes. Waaay hotter than Jack!!! Teehee.

    Can I come to your island too?!May 3, 2013 – 4:11 pmReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Choquette Pugliano - I’ll see you tonight. Please have a fruity alcoholicy drink waiting for me. How do you find FTSF?May 3, 2013 – 4:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Katia - I can’t believe I haven’t thought of THAT island! I’ve spent the first part of my maternity leave with those guys on that island (and still haven’t decided who’s hotter). I LOVE your island and can’t wait to continue reading about it in your series 🙂May 3, 2013 – 4:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Susan Zutautas - Sawyer wow! Nice 🙂May 3, 2013 – 5:40 pmReplyCancel

  • Jen - Ooooh…I’ll take me some Sawyer on a desert island any day of the week! And unicorns too?? Can I live on you island?May 3, 2013 – 5:42 pmReplyCancel

  • The Sadder But Wiser Girl - I want a unicorn pegasus! Why didn’t I think of that when I wrote my post? Oh right, snow and kids. *Grumble grumble*

    I’ve never seen Lost. Then again, that would require being able to watch tv with minimal distraction. HA!

    Love your pictures! 😀May 3, 2013 – 5:48 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi - Social Butterfly,

    I know. I miss him now too. And pbtbpt to the whole literary thing with Tom Sawyer – I’m not smart enough to pull that off.

    OOh, now I’m jealous that they’re more fresh in your mind!

    Yes, please come live there with us. And bring more wine in case Sawyer turns out to be a lush.

    Sadder Sarah,
    Boo to you still having snow 🙁May 3, 2013 – 5:52 pmReplyCancel

  • Terrye Toombs - LOL This was great! I’d come ride unicorns with you. 😀 And wow, that Sawyer is some kinda HOT!May 3, 2013 – 6:03 pmReplyCancel

  • Vicki L. Hodges - Oh, Sawyer. How I’ve missed you. 🙂May 3, 2013 – 6:06 pmReplyCancel

  • John Bryson - Where’s the love for Hurley?May 3, 2013 – 6:28 pmReplyCancel

  • clark - …nice house. lol

    what is not to like about the environment? (as far as the ‘local natives’…I went with the old persons choice of Ginger and Maryann)

    Do you think people who live in Tahiti have a Finish The Sentence Friday “If I were stuck in New England I would like to have….May 3, 2013 – 6:52 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi - Clark,
    You know, funnily enough, I’ll bet people who live in Tahiti DO have a FTSF about New England. Because hello awesome leaves.
    And haha to bringing both Maryann and Ginger.May 3, 2013 – 7:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Kenya G. Johnson - Love your photos! I don’t know who that guy is but he sure is cute. Was it Survivor show or Lost? I’m so with your on the room service, hotel, no bugs and snakes! That last picture is HEAVENLY!May 3, 2013 – 8:01 pmReplyCancel

  • Jean Heff - Isn’t it amazing how that show sticks with us? I appreciate that you took Sawyer to your much improved island rather than taking yourself to Sawyer’s island. That place was a polar bear infested dump. When I saw Sawyer, I got a grin on my face. When I saw your illustrations, I got a big ole smile. Thanks, Sassafras.May 3, 2013 – 8:24 pmReplyCancel

  • Slu - Well, I’m not so much into Sawyer… But I am really diggin’ that pool and layout over the water. Count me in!!!

    Happy Friday, SluMay 3, 2013 – 8:28 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi - Kenya,
    He was on LOST and he is hot hot. Yeah, can’t deal with the bugs. Or snakes. The last photo is in the Maldives and now I really want to go.

    I know right?! So glad I didn’t think of taking myself to Sawyer’s island. I’d totally forgotten about the polar bear!

    That last photo really really makes me want to go.May 3, 2013 – 8:37 pmReplyCancel

  • Alana Terry - Sure, I’ll join you there! Who wouldn’t want their own unicorn?May 3, 2013 – 9:33 pmReplyCancel

  • [email protected] - “I want to go to that” Your island does sound wonderful. If I knew I wouldn’t die — or be alone — I’d probably to it for a year.May 3, 2013 – 10:33 pmReplyCancel

    • Kristi - Jamie,
      I think a year sounds perfect. Just enough time to really settle in.May 4, 2013 – 5:16 pmReplyCancel

  • Jessica - So… I didn’t have time to watch Lost because of my whatever job back in Las Vegas. However, my sister always drooled over Sawyer. I can see why! Can I visit your island so I can get to know Sawyer too?

    The Wondering BrainMay 4, 2013 – 2:38 amReplyCancel

    • Kristi - Jessica,
      Netflix! You should watch it and of course you are welcome on my island and I’ll totally share Sawyer. I’m nice like that.May 4, 2013 – 5:17 pmReplyCancel

  • karen - that was clever babe…so awesome… didn’t even think about that…now that is an island I would want to relax on knowing it was just a vacation.May 4, 2013 – 5:28 amReplyCancel

    • Kristi - Karen – vacations are much better than having to hunt food, yes?May 4, 2013 – 5:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Shay - Oh my gosh, I HAVE a post written that hasn’t yet been used that would totally go along wtih this. But, as usual, you rocked it!May 4, 2013 – 9:11 amReplyCancel

    • Kristi - Shay! Now I want to ready your trashy post already!May 4, 2013 – 5:18 pmReplyCancel

  • [email protected] on Deranged - Mmm…break me off a piece of that. I was terribly disappointed in the last Mission Impossible movie when he was only in it for like three minutes. What a rip! But, oh, Lost, how much I miss you. Thanks for this lovely reminder.
    p.s. love the boobs in the scuba shot 😉May 4, 2013 – 12:48 pmReplyCancel

    • Kristi - Melissa,
      I knew I could count on you to notice my funky boobs in the scuba drawing. I almost fixed them but then said “nah. [email protected] it. they’re fine. and funny.” You win for noticing.May 4, 2013 – 5:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Michelle Liew - Wow…now that’s a hard, hard island to beat!May 4, 2013 – 4:09 pmReplyCancel

  • Maggie Amada - I don’t know what Jack looks like but Sawyer definitely looks hot! And that island home of yours is gorgeous. It’s about to get invaded by me and my family. I assure you my kids are nice so they should fit in with your criteria.May 4, 2013 – 4:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Betty Taylor - Wow! I wouldn’t mind being stuck on any island or anywhere else with him. He is hot!!

    Your island sounds like the place to be. Although I really liked my island too!May 5, 2013 – 12:56 amReplyCancel

    • Kristi - Betty,
      I really like your island too. Getting a perfect 20’s body might be even better than having Sawyer as a cabana boy!May 5, 2013 – 8:55 amReplyCancel

  • Rachel Demas - I’m guessing that you wouldn’t be into a threesome on that Island of yours, no?May 5, 2013 – 11:54 amReplyCancel

  • Josie Bisett - My eldest boy is named Sawyer. I figured he earned a spot as he was there during conception (figuratively speaking)!!May 5, 2013 – 1:05 pmReplyCancel

  • Kate Hall - Ooh, I like that bottom picture. I want to be there right now. This was really creative, I like how you ended the sentence. Sounds like Heaven!May 6, 2013 – 8:25 amReplyCancel

  • Sylvia - Plus he has those cute and hot dimples!May 7, 2013 – 8:14 pmReplyCancel

  • Chris - Sawyer sucks.

    Just thought I’d throw that out there.

    Not jealous or anything.

    But I love the unicorn drawing =)

    Unicorns are awesome.

    Sawyer is gay.

    Aloha!May 9, 2013 – 8:27 amReplyCancel

  • Kristi - Chris!
    Sawyer does not suck 🙁
    You’re partially forgiven since you realize unicorns are awesome.
    Doesn’t matter if he’s gay. He’s hot.May 11, 2013 – 9:20 amReplyCancel

  • Kristi Rieger Campbell - Do you mean how do you link up? Just click on one of the host’s link at the bottom – you can enter your link on any of their sites. It’s my favorite link up and I haven’t missed a week since I found it yet! Go for it! It’s fun 😀May 3, 2013 – 4:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Rieger Campbell - Heck yes! Please do!May 3, 2013 – 4:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Becky Kieffer - he is yummy!!!! 🙂May 3, 2013 – 5:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Finding Ninee - MMMM. Sawyer. Is. So. Hot. Makes me want to watch it again. Hi, Netflix.May 3, 2013 – 9:50 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Rieger Campbell - Hm. True, poor Hurley never gets any love, does he. Poor guy. May 3, 2013 – 9:53 pmReplyCancel

  • Finding Ninee - Maggie, we look forward to meeting you and your nice kids who fit the criteria on our imaginary island! May 4, 2013 – 9:13 pmReplyCancel

  • Finding Ninee - Susan and Becky, Yum indeed! I’ll share if he ever accepts my invite. May 4, 2013 – 9:14 pmReplyCancel

  • Finding Ninee - It is indeed! the actual photo is from someplace in the Maldives. Now I really want to go there. May 4, 2013 – 9:14 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Rieger Campbell - haha @[100004443823175:2048:Rachel]! Errr…probably not a threesome but you can certainly use him as your cabana boy when he’s off duty. No problem – Sawyer should be shared. May 5, 2013 – 12:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristi Rieger Campbell - Haha! That’s awesome 😀May 5, 2013 – 1:38 pmReplyCancel

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