Friday, August 22, 2008

Who doesn't love surprises?

I was supposed to pick up my mom this morning from the airport. I have really been looking forward to her birthday is next week, and it will be the first birthday in 12 years that I've gotten to be with her. (The last time I celebrated a birthday with my parents, I turned seventeen and was beginning my senior year of high school.) So I was really looking forward to picking her up and the fun week that lay ahead.

Last night, I heard Brent come up behind me while I was doing dishes from dinner, and the strangest thought crossed my mind--"It smells like Mom." (I have an acute sense of smell by the way...I'm one of those people who remembers moments because they're associated with a smell. Or a song. Or a place. Maybe I just have an acute memory...but I digress...)

I turned around to see these two:

I was NOT expecting my Dad at all. What a terrific surprise. And an extra day as well! I could not stop smiling! Brent kept a great secret (with lots more up his sleeve, he tells me) mostly by also keeping the secret from our sweet little monkeys.

Aren't they about the cutest couple you've ever seen?

I just LOVE birthday surprises.


Sharie said...

What a wonderful surprise! Enjoy your weekend with them, and happy birthday for next week!

vtpuggirl said...

That's a great surprise! People are the best gifts! Have a great birthday!

Rita said...

What a great surprise! Enjoy your visit!

Marianne said...

Fantastic surprise!!!! Have fun and Happy Birthday (though I do so enjoy it this few days a year when we're the same age).

Hilary said...

What a treat! That's so fun. Tell them "hello" for me and enjoy your birthday surprise...and of course, a Happy Early Birthday. Miss you, friend.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

ahh that's great Happy birthday.

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Rossmomof3 said...


What a great birthday surprise! I found your blog through Katy's RUF blog. It is so neat to see how you and your family are doing. Please tell your Mom and Dad hello for me! Have a fabulous birthday!

Take care~
Vicki Ross

Shawna said...

ok - so that is the best birthday gift ever!!!! i'm so happy they are there to celebrate with you this week. i wish i was there too. maybe i'll surprise you tomorrow. :)


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