Sunday, January 2, 2011


[Happy Birthday, sweet Meg]

[so, Meggie, were ya surprised?]
[step aside, big momma's comin through]

[total look of "what"?]
I'm too lazy to fix these in chronological order. Sorry.
This past fall has been one of the most difficult in our families 20 yr. history. Meg left to school and let's just say, it has been a struggle. She had a hard time, our communication was poor, things just weren't going like any of us had thought they would. The future is up in the air at the moment, but that really isn't what this post is about. Nevertheless, she got a great job 1 block away from her house 10 hrs a week at a vet clinic. She was so excited about it. There was was HUGE set back though. She HAD to be able to work over Christmas. When she told me this, she was trying to be so brave, I just shelved it, couldn't process it, total denial. We all were. She went ahead and took the job. We made arrangements for her to come home December 29th. We would just celebrate Christmas again with her. And her birthday. That girl was born on December 24th. Best Christmas ever. She would be spending it working, all day, and the next and the next and the next. Yikes. It was going to be rough.
Half way into November, on a Sunday evening I was listening to Josh Groban's version of I'll be home for Christmas. I love that song. I started crying, as I am right now typing this. I looked and Scott and said we had to go up. We couldn't afford it, we were already leaving up there for Thanksgiving, but more importantly my nieces wedding, hence the reason we couldn't just flip holidays for the year and go up for Christmas. We needed to be there for Thanksgiving. Make sense? I asked Scott what he thought, he agreed and we began to plan the big surprise.
Location: Wok on Wheels Chinese restaurant, Logan Utah.
Date: December 23rd- note this is a day earlier than her birthday because she had to work all day on her birthday.
Main Conspirators: Amie[mom] Norma [Meg's Grandmother]
Plan: We flew into SLC late the 22nd, drove to Logan and stayed at my sisters house. Megan was staying at her grandparents. My mom planed Meg's birthday lunch for all of my family to attend at WOW[wok on wheels] We arrived early and were waiting for her. We were sooooo excited! When she got there she just looked stunned. She cried, and laughed and cried some more. It felt sooooo good. It was a wonderful, amazing surprise. It was a gift that will last forever, I am so grateful we choose to go.

Coming soon- Holiday Highlights

1 comment:

The Haynes Family said...

Glad to hear your family was together. $ doesn't matter sometimes. Love you guys! Lissie