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Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Surprise That Had Me Jumpin' Up & Down!

My Mom and Grandma told me they were coming for Thanksgiving at our home. I was VERY excited. In the back of my mind I thought "How great would it be if my Dad and Papa would come too." They have never been to the farm. My Dad rarely travels because of his wrecker service and my Papa gets "nervous" when away from home.

Well, I nearly knocked Manga Dork over when I saw them coming up our sidewalk!

I baked my first ham and fixed the dinner (except for the corn and green beans my Grandma brought). This is a big deal because I am not known for my cooking or baking...especially meat.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the meal. It made my heart swell...

It was so nice to have my family surprise me! I REALLY missed Lil Sis and BIL. We'll all be together on Christmas...

We gave my parents their birthday gifts...Mom got a Snuggie and Josh Groban's Christmas CD.

Dad got Seasons 1-3 of Sanford and Son. He loved that show...probably cause he can relate...he owns a wrecker service and HUGE junkyard.
My grandparents were very anxious about getting home before dark...they drove us nuts talking about time to leave.
It was a great holiday.

What made your holiday special?

21 comments:

Cynthia said...

I'm so glad they all came! My Grandpa was a farmer in another state so he RARELY made it to our home growing up. Heck, he wouldn't even come to my Mom's (his daughter) wedding- siting 'farm work' as the reason. I actually think it was because he was mad she got married in the Temple and he didn't want to 'support' it but whatever.

I'm happy that YOUR family came to support you in your big celebration! And congrats on pulling of an excellent meal.

Becky said...

Your blog is ALL tricked out for Christmas, Lol! I love the little tree mouse arrow:)

How sweet your family surprised you. Looks like a great holiday!

Melissa said...

Glad you had a good time! Love your new blog look.

Kristina P. said...

That definitely sounds like a great day. Especially with the Snuggie!

...Seyma... said...

oh God!! how colorful family you have!!

love the pics.. you're really lucky to have such cute relatives :)

best

laterg8r said...

how wonderful for you - so glad you had the extra family :D

the snuggie cracked me up though LOL :D

Dana and Daisy said...

How special! SO happy for you and your table is cute as can be too!

Our special moment this weekend was a campfire we built at the cabin last night. And we sat outside till long past dark and roasted hot dogs which I discovered Steve is excellent at doing on an open fire!

It was tons of fun!
Love, Dana

DV-Becca said...

wow- great surprise! My grandparents are all about the 'leaving before it gets dark, too much traffic, crazy drivers' thing. they leave everything early too, :)
I am impressed that you cooked meat - ALl I had to do was bring crackers and cheese this year- and that was the best thing ever :)

mother goose said...

love all the family goodness and to sanford and son, ELIZABETH!! I'm coming home!

mother goose said...

being with my fam!

tammy said...

So happy for you! Nothing like being with family. I'm happy my husband no longer has to work holidays and that my turkey turned out. I wasn't happy my MIL didn't make enough stuffing. What is Thanksgiving without leftovers for three days?

Cherie said...

So happy you had a great Thanksgiving with your family Scrappy! Wonderful surprise :D

Cherie said...

Oh and I was super thankful to be able to relax and spend time with my family as well!

M-Cat said...

What a wonderful day! And I totally remember the whole getting nervous about getting home before dark thing with my grandparents. Makes them that much more endearing!

DesertHen said...

What a wonderful surprise for you Scrappy! Your meal looked wonderful!

My sis was here for Thanksgiving this year. She has not been over to see us in seven years! So it was great to have her with us. The day was fun and just being with family makes it all special!

Jingle said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day!

Kaci said...

Awhhh how nice!! Yay for family!

OceanDreams said...

Glad you had such a nice time, it is great being surrounded by family! That was the best thing about my holiday, aka family. I LOVE THEM!

Creative Mish said...

I want a snuggie! That was a great surprise that the men came :)

Unknown Mami said...

I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful surprise!

kado! said...

That was a Awesome surprise!!! i am so gald you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

ours turned out just as wonderful...the food was all PERFECT!!! (no bad fried turkey experience this year!) It was a perfect day!