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Monday, November 23, 2009

Surpise Surpise

Thursday morning My hubby and I slept in and let the kids sleep in. The first child to wake up was our oldest. She came in our room about ten minutes before we normally leave for school. "Mom we are late for school!" my hubby's response was "If you were going to school. Lets go on vacation. If you could go anywhere on vacation where would you go?" she said that she would go to see Grandpa and Grandma. Ok we will go there, go pack. Then the 8 yr old boy came in we again asked him if he could go any where on vacation where would he go? He said that he would go to him favorite cousins and we said ok, go pack. Then came in the 10 yr old girl. We asked her and she said that she wanted to go camping. We said that we weren't going camping but what else would she like, she said that she wanted to see her cousin we said ok, go pack. I then went in to the little girls room and asked them one said Grandpas and grandmas and the other Nanas and Poppies. My hubby soon left for school and the kids and I packed and loaded the car. Then picked up daddy on our way out of town. At about 9:15 that night we got to the town where grandpa lives and went to the hotel. A few minutes later Grandma came and gave us the key to her house for the next day. Grandpa thought she was at walmart.

Friday we had a lazy morning then went and got over the hill birthday balloons for grandpas 60th birthday and went to Grandpas. He was at the doctors. At about 1:45 the oldest boy showed up with his family. They moved a few things in from their car and moved it around the corner to where ours was parked. No more then 5 minutes latter Grandpa and Grandma got home. We all said surprise. He was still a little loopy from the meds from his procedure that he had just had done and didn't really comprehend all the people in house. Just the two lasagnas on the counter and why they were there. I watched him over the next few hours as the med more off and he just glowed. the third son showed up latter that day with his family. While eating dinner Roger(my father-in-law)jokingly said that he had everything a man could want except maybe a telescope. After dinner we had cake and Ice cream and then had grandpa turn around while we brought in his present. He was so excited to have a good telescope. The evening was spent looking at different things in the sky. And a DVD that grandma made of pictures of grandpa from the time he was a baby until he was 60.

Grandpas graduation photo

The last time that all of my father-in-laws family was together was about 9 yrs ago. He was so excited to have everyone there and we just all enjoyed each other.

Saturday we had a Thanksgiving lunch with all the trimmings even grandmas homemade rolls. yummy. Then in the afternoon we had a family picture taken. It was the first one with all of his grand babies.

Sunday was a travel day again, most went home. My hubby flew home and the kids and I drove to my parents where we are now. We plan on spending the week helping them pack up their house so they can leave on their mission in 13 days.

It was a great surprise.


Emmy said...

That does sound like a great surprise! And that story definitely went somewhere different than I thought it was going to at the beginning :)

Lydia said...

what did you think, we were shipping off all our kids? Hmmm..that's an idea!

Mike Hugo said...

What a great surprise! I wish we could be there to help too. But it might be hard to see the house so empty when its through.

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