Monday, August 16, 2010

Priorities...

Superman is home on a vacation he and I spent two months planning and keeping from the children so that they would be surprised.  I promised them a trip to Seattle and I told them I'd settled on a date.  What they didn't realize?  Superman was flying in to SeaTac and would literally walk into the hotel lobby to see them.  What Superman didn't realize?  Our friends drove over to Seattle with me, so when Superman walked into the lobby of our hotel at 11:30 p.m., he was greeted by family and friends.  It was absolutely beautiful and I managed to keep all the various surprises straight and secret.  Everybody laughed, cried, and hugged.  Then we stayed up chatting for another two hours, slept for a few more, then made the six hour drive home.  Then I had one more surprise:  Charming, who works full-time and didn't know his dad was coming, was asked to come by Saturday night and walked in to see his dad.  He, too, was stunned.  (Yes, Charming, I meant Saturday, even if I said Sunday and, since you showed up Saturday anyway, it worked out just fine!) 

The only problem?  I was so excited that I took NO PICTURES.  Yep, I was right there in the moment and didn't even think of pictures.  Oh, well...Superman's here for two weeks, so I'm sure we'll have some photo ops during that time.

In the meantime, forgive me in advance for my sporadic posting.  Family comes first.  Superman wants me to have some free time to "play", but I only want to play with him, so I don't know how much time I'll be spending on the computer.  Hugs to you all...

4 comments:

Alison said...

Hugs to you too, Erin! You sound very happy to have your Superman home with you for a while.

Shell said...

What a wonderful surprise. I'd be dying inside not being able to tell.

Enjoy every.single.minute.

Alicia said...

Awww!! How precious!!!!!!!!!! Go and enjoy your hubby while he's here!!!

OmnivorousReader said...

ha! I thought that was Scott in the car the other day when you dropped the Kohl's coupon off (thanks BTW - sorry I was arguing with my mom on the phone).

pretty weather for a visit, too :)