Saturday, January 3, 2009


Have you ever been asked to keep a secret that was just SOOOOOOO hard not to tell that it killed you! Well in November Matt's Aunt Kelly, called and offered to get us to Florida to see his Mom and Dad and family for the holidays. She knew he was joining the Army and shipping out ( in 4 days!! ekk!! hehe) and this may be the last time for a while that they would get to see him. So for over a month we sat on this news and couldn't say a word to his family as they called or emailed or chatted online to us. It was HARD! I tell you what, especially when they would mention how badly they wanted to meet the boys and I and see their son. So December 17th we packed the car and took turns driving 36 AWESOME hours nonstop...yippeeeee...I can see you other parents cringing. That's right folks, 3 kids, a dog, suitcases, presents piled so high we couldn't see out the back and a partridge in a pear tree. We got in at 5 am Florida time and slept a whole 2 dressed and went to surprise his Mom and Dad. Aunt Kelly went in before hand just there for "a visit" and we followed in about 3 minutes later. I am a terrible I didn't catch the first part, where through an open window you could hear her saying"Now who is this so early???" and peeking out the door in a crack and saying " OMG I'm gonna kill someone!!!!!!" lol And then of course I cut it off too well..just glad my camera does any video at all!
We had so much fun there! So much new family to meet and they were all so loving and welcomed us in with open arms. It was so nice to feel immediately at home and comfortable with my new family. Thank you all so much for that and all the wonderful hospitality, the gifts, and the laughs!

I will be updating more as the week goes on, Christmas, family pics, the beach, a dog bite, more family, chuckee cheese, the trip back and then later this week maybe next week, My sweet husband leaving for the Army ..GO MATT!!!!! But as for right now we are still recouping and frankly battling the laundry monster after a two week trip, and spending time with my hunny! I hope you all had as wonderful a Christmas as we did! LOVE YOU ALL!!!!


The Bunnell Fam said...

What a great surprise. I didn't realize Matt left so soon. I hope you are hanging in there! And hear more about it!

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

good luck to Matt shipping out!