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Friday, March 19, 2010

Surprise Visit To Family

I could not blog about it earlier because sometimes my mom reads my blog (sounds like I 10 right..lol) but it is safe now. Yesterday the girls and I packed up the car and drove over 500 miles to surprise my mom with a visit! My brother Dave and I had been planning it for the past few days, we even got my moms coworker Trish in on it by marking mom off work for today.

The drive was good. We hit normal LA traffic but wasn't too bad. The rest of the way the freeway was totally open. I have not made this drive in years. Really I have not been back in the Sacramento/Davis area since C was 6 months old.

Everything was beautiful and green, which usually the drive up the I-5 is pretty dull and boring from what I remember. Everyone was moving along. No 60mph stragglers that are always riding next to the big rigs and never pass them making it impossible for you. Yep, 2 lane highway...just cruzing. Hubby was supposed to come with and be my A Driver but when he went into work he found out his command canceled everyone's comp day so he had to stay behind. Regardless the girls did awesome on the drive, Sookie was another story. She stressed a little, but a eventually gave up and finally lied down on her bed to rest.

We finally roll into Davis at 8pm stealth mode. Lights off coming up to the house, cut engine, jumped out of he car in ninja fashion and went up to moms front door. I reached out to knock, then saw the door bell..oh yah! I rang that door bell over and over, faster and faster..teehee. When the door flew open we shouted "surprise"! Yes, a huge surprise. Mom was stunned.

Isn't that the best feeling. When you surprise someone and they are speechless. The excitement that comes over their face and when you can see their heart jump out of their chest..priceless. So we unloaded the car and introduced Sookie to her border collie cousins Sammy & Fletcher. They all made nice, although Sammy is still not a fan of Sookie's but she is tolerating her. Sookie is showing wonderful doggie etiquette by being submissive to the dogs of the house.

My other brother Dan came over for a spell. It has been 5 years since I have seen him. Last time was when I was 6 months pregger's with C..so yah just a little bit ago. He looks great and the girls who normally are very shy took to him very quickly so that was awesome to see.

So what's the plan for today? Not sure, we are going to play it by ear, but pictures will follow later.












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7 comments:

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

Have a great visit!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Wow that's wonderful Steph! I am so glad you pulled off that surprise for your mother! How awesome!

Audrey said...

Hope you have an amazing time!

monica said...

Have a wonderful visit! How awesome that the surpise went great...love surprises!

OC Fun Blog said...

That's so cool to surprise your mom like that! I have only driven to Nor Cal once and it was dull but I guess it also depends on who your with and if the day is a Spring Day or (California) winter day. I am following you from SITS! COme check out my blog since you are in SO Cal www.ocfunguide.blogspot.com Have a great time on your visit:)

Sharon said...

Tell mom I said "HI!!!"

carma said...

sweet!! looking forward to seeing the pics...

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