Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving Surprise...

Our family got the BEST Thanksgiving Day Surprise ever this year. One that made me scream! Made me run. It also made me tear up. And then I hit my brother!

Let me start from the beginning.

We all gathered at my sister's home for the holiday with my brother's family, my parents, my sisters family and my family. So in all there were 16 people there, sitting around, chatting, snacking on yummy appetizers from The Pioneer Woman's Blog and preparing the main meal.

And we were all reminiscing about the good 'ole days when all of a sudden...

The front door opens...

And in walked...

My Navy Nephew, Nick from Virginia!!!!

After I picked my jaw up from the floor, I ran and jumped into his arms!

And then I punched my brother in the arm.

Seriously!! I was so ecstatic, I couldn't stop grinning. You see, he just got off a Navy Ship in the middle of Chaos and War and Oceans galore for the last 8 months. And he was sent to San Diego for more training in the beginning of November. And being that S.D. is only 9 hours from me - I have been tempted many times to jump in my car and go see him. But the fact that he was on a Military Base, with my having no way of getting on, pretty much prevented me from going.

The little poop head told us all on Facebook that he had put in a request to be able to come home for Thanksgiving since he had the 4 days off, but the Chief denied it stating that it wasn't his home base and he didn't have authority or time to take off. Blah, Blah, Blah...was all I heard. I was crushed, that he was SOOOO close and yet so far away!

My parents (Nick's Grandparents) were so set in their ways to go see him, and since my dad is Military and Navy retired to boot, they made hotel reservations on base and were leaving the day after Thanksgiving to go see him.

But little did we all know, that little poop head Nephew, had conspired with his FATHER (my BROTHER) to keep it a secret, and set us up on Facebook thinking he wasn't coming!!! When he had actually driven up the night before Thanksgiving to his parents house!!!

So they played it off well, walking in alone without him and sitting around talking about him for an HOUR before that Nephew of mine walked in the door!!!

Best damn surprise ever!!!

sniffle, sniffle...

I miss that kid.

I got to visit with him the night before he had to head back to base and made him take a few quick shots since I was too busy fussing over him on Turkey Day to get any good pics.
So as you can see, he really is a poop head.
But I still love him.

And he can surprise me any time he wants.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's time for Christmas...