Sunday, June 5, 2011

Awesome surprise

Friday started like any other day with me fixing breakfast. Afterwards I decided to read a book until it was time to get ready to meet Stacy and Shawna at a nearby tea room for lunch. They were taking me there for Mother's Day since Jim and I had been out of town on that day. Jim came into the room, so I laid down my book and we were sitting there talking when I saw something move outside. No, it couldn't be, yet at the same time thinking it was. I jumped up, went to the door and flung it open. (I would like for you to see my surprised look but those pictures did not turn out! This picture was taken at the tea room.)

There stood MY SISTER



She was supposed to be in Honduras where she is a missionary, not at my front door.  I think the first words out of my mouth were, "How did you get here?"  I was in shock and really have no idea what all I said. I gave her a big hug, brought her into the house and kept saying I could not believe she was really here. 

What an awesome surprise!! 



Stacy had picked her up at the airport, then headed to Shawna's house to surprise Ashlynn.


Then they all drove to my house to surprise me and Jim!
Ashlynn looked so pretty in her new dress.



Before leaving for lunch we wanted to surprise a friend!

While I was knocking on her door she drove up!



We had so much fun at the Cocoa's Tea Room.




We were close to another friend's house so after we finished eating we decided to surprise her!
We realized we went to the wrong house after reading a sign about cats. Nope, Deanna does not have cats!
So we called her daughter and found out she was shopping at Dillards.
We hurried there hoping that she was still shopping and
 that we could find her.

She was and she was totally surprised when she saw Stephanie!!




That evening we played a game we all loved called Nertz.
Even though Stephanie had had almost no sleep she WON!


When I woke that morning I could have never guess all that the day would hold.

Thank you Stephanie for flying all night to come for my birthday week!
Thank you Stacy for picking her up at the airport and taking pictures all day!
Thank you Stacy and Shawna for keeping the secret and for planning my Mother's Day lunch. Thanl you also for my sweet gifts.

 It was a wonderful day! 





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5 comments:

Kathryn D. Duke said...

you are right...a most special day!!

Sewn With Grace said...

So excited for you! What an awesome surprise. Enjoy your time together. What a blessing!

A Gracious Home said...

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Laura L. said...

What a wonderful birthday surprise! That is awesome. So happy for you.

Stacy said...

It was such a fun day! I had so much fun celebrating Mother's Day and your birthday!!!! I love you!!!