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In Michigan (yay!) and tired (cough) - Zer Netmouse
April 20th, 2012
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In Michigan (yay!) and tired (cough)
So. I and the family threw my mom a surprise birthday party yesterday that included a surprise visit from me, my sister, Brian, and Rosie.

Both surprises caught her completely off guard. :)

We revealed that we were here right before lunch, which we brought with us. When she realized the item dad had in his arms that he had 'run out to pick up' was Rosie, she was speechless. It was great.

During lunch, we told her we had dinner reservations with our good friends, Mark and Sandy. We pushed a little to be on time. Mark and Sandy met us at the door of Webers and Sarah and I led the way to the back of the restaurant and the waiting party of around 30 of mom's dearest friends, including one who flew in from California. Mom was stunned and happy. Got her again!

This has been a lot of fun, including a great visit with Don and Dustin Wenzel and Anne Evans, who hosted us Wed night so we could show up refreshed and happy instead of dragging from a day's travel. By the end of the night yesterday, though, we were exhausted. Not just from keeping up with a kiddo who preffered running around or hitting the dance floor to staying with the party, but also from the travel the day before, and lack of naps.

Rosie traveled well, but only got an hour's nap on the plane, in my arms. Yesterday and today she's had decent naps, but coughing has prevented me from napping with her. I rest, but if I try to sleep I start coughing. So I stay up and catch up on lj... :)

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From:mrissa
Date:April 21st, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
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Oh, I am so glad you could do that. I remember a time when I was small when my godfathers surprised their father with a trip for one of his milestone birthdays. His birthday was Twelfth Night, and they had just been home for Christmas, so he really wasn't expecting them even though it was a milestone birthday--they had very carefully had Dad's Official Birthday Dinner while they were home for Christmas, which had thrown him off the trail completely. It's one of my happiest vivid memories of him with his boys, one I cherish decades later, now that he's gone.
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From:jadesfire55
Date:April 23rd, 2012 01:18 pm (UTC)
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What an amazing gift for your mom! :)
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