Saturday, April 12, 2008

Oh the tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive

I did it. We did it! About a month ago my dad suggested that we fly home and surprise my mom. It has been 2 1/2 years since I've been home. So we started planning, deceiving, down-right lying. It started so small with one white lie and it snowballed from there. But oh the joy of the suprise! Jason couldn't take anymore time off so the kids and I flew to Atlanta and my dad picked us up there and took us to Atlanta.








12 comments:

Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

That is sooo sweet! I love it. Your mom must have been beside herself... and I hope that you get your fill of warm southern springtime!!

Meg Anne Tuttle said...

Yeah! So great. It made me tear up a little. I love your constant laughing the background. So glad you pulled it all off. Enjoy the vacation & time with your parents.

Carrie said...

I'm almost in tears myself..how special, what a great surprise and boy how long 2 1/2 years is to not have been home. Happy Vacationing!

Deanna said...

That is so awesome! I was actually choking back tears when I saw the pic. of your mom hugging her grandkids!! I know how hard it can be for them to be away from each other!

Jennifer Beauchamp said...

Okay that made me cry...that was such a sweet surprise. It is so hard living away from family. Have a blast and tell them all hello for me.

Janelle said...

Oh Beth! How exciting! That little video brought tears even to my eyes because I know how special that was for all involved! I remember one incident, actually two, where my Mom completely surprised me and I know those are memories that will last the rest of my life! So glad you were able to do this and with the kids too!

Sarah said...

Love it. Does this mean you are near me? I wont be so selfish to take time away from surprising grandma tho!!! so happy for you!
I LOVE YOU!
Sarah

Matt & Nicki said...

I smiled and laughed and got all teary-eyed! How fun!

Erin Neiner said...

yay!! what a sweet surprise and happy way to do it. love that you "got her!" happy, happy times!!

And GOOD FOR YOU for flying with 3 children!!! How did it go?? Is that a built in car seat for Kate...??? I'm flying with Jack in May and it would be nice to not have to bring the seat onto the plane.

Erin Neiner said...

p.s. LOVE your post title!! :) Did you come up with that your-clever-self??

mom and dad said...

wow-this was so great-you just can't imagine.

Troy & Sherry said...

how wonderful! i am so glad you were able to go see your family! hope you had a superb time :)