The Surprise!


Yesterday morning I was wiping down the dining room table when I happened to look out our large front window. I saw three mini vans pull into the driveway at the exact same time. Three mini vans with three dear friends inside.

When they walked through the carport and into the sliding glass door, I knew something was up. Their grins gave them away. As soon as they were in the living room they handed me a large apple basket. Inside was the newest issue of Martha, a pretty mug with hot chocolate and marshmallows, the Passionista's JANUARY mix (jealous?), a knit cowl, a blueberry scone from Starbucks (my favorite) and a card. I was instructed to read the card out loud and when I did, I could hardly believe the words coming out of my mouth.

Three of my favorite friends and I will be leaving on a jet plane tomorrow headed for Salt Lake. A long girls weekend.

Added bonus: they planned our girls only trip to perfectly line up with the Beehive Bazaar.

I love surprises. And birthdays. And really amazing friends + husbands.

I am counting down the seconds.

16 comments:

  1. I would say that you are a lucky girl but I think luck has nothing to do with it. You seem like an amazing wife/mother/friend and you deserve at treat. Have a wonderful time!!

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  2. THAT is a good surprise! Have a great trip!

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  3. How fun! I love surprises like that! Hope you all have a blast.

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  4. Keeping that secret for two months was HARRRRD!

    I'm counting down the seconds too!

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  5. Sounds like perfection! Have a wonderful time.

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  6. What a fabulous surprise! Can't wait to hear more about it!

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  7. You have awesome friends!!! Have a blast at the bazaar! I wish I were going too. Hey, did I tell you I bought all the Penguin classic books to display in the new entertainment center my husband is still building. I absolutely love the way they look, but even more than that, these books are some of my all time favorites. I pledge to read every single one of them again this year. Thanks for such an awesome guest post. And I'm thinking that if you ever organize a bazaar in your neck of the woods, I want to participate!! :) I just know you are going to do it one of these days. :)

    P.S. Reading to children is one of my all time favorite activities and the greatest memory I have of my own children. I miss it more than anything.

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  8. Awesome! Birthday surprises are the best.

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  9. wow! how fun!

    if you come by thursday night, be sure to say hi!

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  10. So much fun to be had in Utah this weekend!! Ugah! Check it out here: http://happychippyjunk.blogspot.com/ R4eally what is a girl to do?

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  11. Oh man, that is a great surprise! You guys' are going to have a blast!

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  12. The best surprise!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

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  13. hope your travel is going well & that you're already having a GREAT TIME!!!! trying to patiently await some details from the trip, but it's not easy!!! :)

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  14. That's wonderful! How exciting! What a wonderful husband you have.

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