This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Best of Surprises...

Happy Flag Day...Dad always told us to fly the Flag from today to the 4th of July...


Early Saturday morning the door bell rang.  Still in my pajamas, I anticipated it to be my neighbor next door...

To my surprise, there stood my two daughters from California!!!  "Happy Birthday Mom", was their greeting to me.  I was in such a state of shock, I just stood there, staring at them through the security door.  I totally forgot they could not even see me, only hearing me repeat, "Oh my God, oh my God..."  I was in a state of total shock!   I finally let him in and we hugged and kissed....only to be interrupted by the door bell again....

Now, this had to be my neighbor...

Wrong again...it was my two grandsons!!! As I was hugging and covering them with kisses, from around the side of the house walked their Dad, my wonderful son-in-law, who drove them all here.  He is the one I did the colored pencil picture of the Elk crossing the river into the woods, for.

My husband was totally in on it.  My daughters had called and told him of their plans.  As you know, my birthday was Tuesday, June 8th and of course they all work.  The boys finished school last week and they had plans last weekend.  I really did not expect the girls to come visit until the second to the last week in July.  So they really surprised me. I had absolutely no clue.

We had an action packed weekend and they just left this morning at 6:00am.  By noon I had taken Izzy for a long over due walk, washed/folded two loads of sheets and towels and cleaned up the kitchen. The spa man came and drained, cleaned and refilled the spa. I made some phone calls and did some paper work. Picked up the house and will save vacuuming and washing floors for tomorrow.  Truth be told, I just woke up from a three hour nap!! 

Izzy made me so proud.  She laid on the couch with my oldest (8 years old) grandson, both my daughters and myself watching AVATAR last night.  The youngest grandson (5.5 years old) chased Izzy non-stop. He passed out early and went to bed.

Thank you girls, my precious boys, my son in law for driving, my youngest daughter's boyfriend for his contributions and I totally understand he had to work and last but not least, my wonderful hubby for keeping such an excellent secret.  It was by far, the best of surprises for me.  Color me very, very, happy.

8 comments:

Mari said...

I've got a big smile on my face after reading this. What a wonderful surprise!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a wonderful surprise! You won't forget this birthday anytime soon!

Melanie said...

I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful surprise! :)

That corgi :) said...

what a sweet surprise! I know you enjoyed your time with your daughters and grandsons!! very clever hubby too to keep it a secret from you :)

betty

Jeanie said...

Your title is right, that is the best of surprises. I am glad you had such a wonderful weekend. Kudos to you husband for keeping the secret.

Wander to the Wayside said...

It'll be hard for anyone to ever top this surprise! So glad for you, and a belated Happy Birthday...which it obviously was!

Marguerite said...

What a great weekend you had! Truly the best of surprises! Have a blessed day!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

How nice! You must have been thrilled!!!