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My Birthday Mystery Trip Surprise-Really a Surprise

Saturday, August 24, 2013

My DH told me about 2 weeks ago he was planning a surprise trip for my birthday-the surprise part was he was not telling me where we were going, he wanted to make sure I didn't schedule anything for those dates or he would not even have mentioned it. We also decided we had about 10 days where there was nothing scheduled so we would go back to visit the kids right after Labor Day. Next up was calling them to be sure that would work with their schedule which we finally did late last week.
We talked to DH's son and it worked for them and then called my son. He said fine they would make sure they were available that weekend and then he wanted to talk to POP. So I let them talk and boy did he put a wrinkle in POP's plans! They were planning to surprise both of us for my birthday but he had to tell him so we would be here when they arrived!!!
That was my present from them-they came down to celebrate this milestone birthday with me.
Well, in the meantime, DH is not giving me any information about what to pack, nothing. He isn't giving up anything. This morning on my walk I was so upset it was making me sick to my stomach. I was so upset by the time I was done walking that I came home and went to be and had a nice pity party-Why couldn't he give me a hint??? Didn't he realize this was a lot of stress and he wasn't helping me do a thing??? I had myself a real big crying jag and it didn't help when he came in to try and soothe it all over and still would not say a word to me.
I had just gotten done crying when the doorbell rang. DH went to answer if and he called me to come in (I figured it was Vicky so decided I would go in, red eyes, sweaty cothes from walking, etc and all). Imagine my surprise when I walked in and there stood my son, Chris, his wife, Jen and their daughter, Makayla. Then I really let loose with the tears.
Of course, DH knew who was there when he went to answer the door but he did a heck of a job keeping that secret!!!
I will get my mystery trip later in September-it is going to be a busy, busy travel month.
We will have the kids with us till Tues when they want to leave to go spend 1 day at the beach before heading home on Wednesday as they have to turn in their rental car on Friday. I am so thrilled to have them-best birthday present they could have given me. We have lived here over 7 years and this is the 1st time they have come to visit. Makayla has been down twice but the last visit was over 5 years ago.
Yes, this milestone birthday is one to remember for sure.
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