Tuesday, March 25, 2008


My parents had to move out of state a couple years ago because my Dad lost his job here in Michigan. They lived in Texas for a year, then they moved to Minnesota. We miss each other terribly. I have always been very very close with my parents. We lived within walking distance when they were still here. It's been a little over 2 years now and it's getting easier. We chat on the phone almost everyday, and mom finally got that email thing down so that helps too. I know it's been rough on my sister too, but I think it's brought us closer together than ever. I have been visiting my parents as often as I can thanks to my DH (dear husband). So as an Easter surprised I booked another flight for April. Of course I didn't tell my mom I just emailed her my itinerary. Oh she was so excited! Little does she know that isn't the BIG surprise. I can't tell you what it is either in case she reads this but she is going to LOVE it! I had my sisters help with this one. I can't wait!

I also got a surprise today! I was sitting here surfing my favorite websites, and the doorbell rang. And there was a package for me from my Secret Sister. I am in a Secret Sister swap on the Shack. I am a member of The Stamp Shack. It's an online group for stampers! If you are a stamper go check it out. The people are wonderful and from all over the world. We have swaps and occasionally meet ups in different states. There is a group of us in Michigan that meet up every month or so. We also are having a big meet up called Shackapalooza in May. But back to my surprise. I got a box full of goodies - a handmade card, a box of handmade cards for all occasions, a handmade box of candy, and some embellishments! What a nice surprise for me!

About my trip to the Dr's yesterday. It sucked! I couldn't eat or drink and they kept poking me with needles to take my blood. YUCK! I was feeling pretty cranky when it was all done. My DH was so sweet though he said if I suffer he suffers so he didn't eat or drink either. Of course the first thing we did when I was done was eat! But at least it's over with and now I should have some answers in a couple weeks. I will keep you all posted.

I would like to hear from you too! When was the last time you were surprised? How about your favorite surprise of all time? Who did you give the biggest surprise to? Or maybe you don't like surprises tell me why.

wishing surprises come your way too!

1 comment:

Beth Norman said...

I know what it is like to be lonely for you mom. My mom, and two sisters, live in Atlanta and Gulfport Mississippi (where the hurrican hit). As I get older it gets harder to be away from them. Surprises? Donnie surprised me with season 1 and 2 of Prison Break when I was "laid off." Yes, he put things under my pillow to surprise me. Every Christmas Day night, I go to bed and find a bunch of wrapped presents under my pillow sham, or even another stocking. Isn't this fun?