Arrived safely in CO. Kel and Di picked me up...it was SO NICE to have cool weather once more! 29 degrees and I didn't even wear my fleece jacket...was that thankful NOT to be sweltering.
Beyond fantastic to see both of them...it had been too long. They drove out from CA to spend the weekend with me so we could celebrate our joint birthdays...Kelly's was 2 November, Diane's was 27 November and mine is this Tuesday. I am the oldest by 11 months...you might want to remember that little tidbit of info!
As soon as we sped away from the airport, they called our parents to check in and let them know I'd landed safely. Briefly talked to my Dad...told him the weather was awesome! Can you tell I have a one-track mind?
As we were checking into the hotel, Kelly's cell rang. She said it was Dad and he needed to tell me something. I was in the middle of check-in so asked Kelly to have him wait a sec...but she just shoved the phone towards me so I (exasperatedly) started to chat. My Dad asked why I wasn't wearing fleece. And what was that on top of my head?
I looked at Kelly. I looked at Diane. Looked out the front of the hotel. Looked at my sisters once more. Then to my left, in the darkened dining room, I saw a lighted cell phone. And my Dad. And Mom.
Next thing I knew, I was hugging them both and couldn't stop crying. Just couldn't stop.
So there I was, crying and speechless. Wow!! Those stinkers had been planning this surprise since September!!
They flew in to surprise me for my birthday.
Can you believe it?
So I recovered and started talking...yeah, you know the speechless part wouldn't last. Had a great dinner at OUTBACK, non-stop laughing the whole time, then Dad and Mom went back to their hotel room and we got back to ours, after making a booze stop at King Soopers where I GOT CARDED. I love CO! Have been carded on each visit.
Now it's after midnite, Kel and Di have crashed, and I'm sitting here blogging and marveling at how very lucky I am to have such an awesome family that loves me as much as they do.
Speechless really does say it best.