Darn cold/flu thing going around during the holidays! We were supposed to head to my parents house on Boxing Day to celebrate our Christmas with them, but when we're sick, we can't be near my Mom. Even the first weekend into the new year, it was still iffy for DH, so we couldn't go then either. Her actual birthday was Monday, the 7th, and I decided that Nathan and I were going to surprise her - I knew we were healthy! It's only two hours away, so we headed out that morning. Unfortunately, the gmen couldn't miss school and DH had to work.
I called her while at the bottom of their driveway to find out where she was and where my Dad was, and then told her I had to go because I had just arrived at "the store."
Dad was by the garage and getting ready to go into the house, so we followed him in. She knew someone had come, but didn't know who and was surprised to see it was Nathan and I - it worked!
Dad had bought her a cake since I wasn't sure we were coming until that morning, otherwise I would have made her one.
Of course we had to have our picture taken together, that's a rule at their house. Dad's rule that is!
Mom got some beautiful things - a figurine of Jesus with the children,
and because Dad thought Mom's chapel needed a little something on the outside, he got her this statue of Jesus.
Bye Mom/Oma, hope to see you in a couple of weeks. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, we love you!