Monday, January 10, 2011

a Treat!

Don't you just love a good surprise?

My sister Mandy is due in a few weeks with baby Hunter, and she had a baby shower Saturday night. I flew to Dallas that afternoon to surprise her and barely made it back yesterday. Thank you, Lord. ; )

I was so nervous! When she answered her door she screamed and I screamed, and she stood in her doorway shocked for about five minutes. I loved it. It's hard to pull off a complete surprise.

I also spent time with one of my besties Ashley. BOO on me for not taking our picture. We were too busy talking. ; )
Me, Mandy (doesn't she look fabulous?), my mom, & Kelley (one of my mom's friends)

Delicious Sprinkles cupcakes

Cutie pie Abby

I could not stop smiling the entire time I was there. I can't wait to meet my new nephew! He is coming into one crazy family. I hope he likes us. ; )

Jason and the boys had some good "guys' time" while I was away. He took the boys to Chuck E. Cheese, and they loved being with their daddy. The house was spotless when I got home, too. He definitely got some major bonus points! Great job, Babe.

The boys and I went by Reese's garden today. There is something so beautiful about snow.

Sweet sweet Colson

His six month appointment was today. This big guy weighs 18 pounds 12 ounces. He was really upset this afternoon because of his shots and would not stop crying. Z tried to cheer him up by sharing his favorite toys. It was precious!

It worked too because Colson started smiling and laughing. I can't believe all of this stayed on him while he was swinging. When Z started putting stickers in Colson's hair I had to put an end to the fun. ; )

Happy Monday! Eat some soup and stay warm.


Is anything impossible for the LORD?

Genesis 18:14

28 comments:

Diane said...

Glad you made it back before the big storm hit! :-) And, that's a great surprise!!

ashley said...

I miss you so much already! I selfishly wish you had gotten stuck here, but I know that would not have been good!!! So glad you got home safely and enjoyed so sweet time with you sister and mom. Thank you for your conversation and encouragement friend. I love you. That picture of Reese's flowers in the snow took my breath away...

Brandi said...

How sweet of you to surprise your sister. And glad you got home before the big snow storm. We didn't get any, bummer! And how sweet of Zach to share his toys. What a great big bro!! And visiting Reese with all the beautiful snow; beautiful!!!!

Fabiola said...

My Gosh.... Colson is really a big guy. He is always smiling. So cute!!!

Kari Beth said...

What a sweet surprise!!!!!!

Erin said...

What an awesome surprise.. so glad you where able to go and made it home :)

Love the picture of Reese's headstone.. amazing and beautiful!

Sarah said...

That is so fun to pull off a surprise! And sounds like you have a super husband at home too- a clean house on top of it all! :)

Todd and Courtney said...

What a fun surprise!! We are trying to sell our house to move to Dallas. :) I love how happy Colson looks with all the toys. What cute boys!

Mandy said...

I am still shocked! I loved every minute. So much fun. Thank you so much!! Love you.

caycee said...

That is awesome you got to surprise your sister, I know she loved that! and girl could your boys get any more precious

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

I am cracking up at the sight of all those toys..and the thought of the stickers...how funny! The boys are so cute and your sis is such a pretty pregnany girl. Of course, you were too! :) Stay warm and have a great evening. Snow jam here!

Becky said...

Wow! Your sister and mom sure do look alike! What a neat surprise! Glad you made it home in this totally Winter weather. In our cold state of Indiana, one thing I enjoy doing is going to a cemetery with my Nikon on a cold Winter morning. I love the Winter sky and oddly enough, I really enjoy going to a cemetery and walking and pondering. Each stone also tells a story of a loss, of a soul. Just as Reese's does. A little girl who has touched so many lives because her mama has shared a story of faith with honesty, sweetness, and often reminds us of the Hope that is one day to come when they are re-united!

Cuddles and Chaos said...

Congratulations Aunt Katie (and to Mandy).

Oh the pictures of Colson melts my heart. Sibling love.

Christi

Sara said...

What a fun surprise!!! Glad you mad eit back safely, just in time for the snow here:)

Jennifer said...

What a great surprise! Sisters are the best!
I love all the sweet pictures.
And I am still loving your new part in your hair! :)

Tiff said...

Aww! What a fun surprise! Man, we are jealous of Colsons weight... Timothy only weighed 15 at his NINE month appointment a couple weeks ago! We are hoping for 5% by his year check-up..

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

So glad you made it there and back! Reese's flowers are beautiful and I'm praying for sweet Colson, poor baby!! :(

Linds said...

Zach and Colson remind me so much of Brayden and Connor. Brayden shares EVERYTHING with him... it's hard not to jump in and tell Brayden no when I know he's just trying to be a good big brother!

Tristan said...

what an awesome surprise!!!!!

I love Reese's flowers, they look so beautiful..just like her!

Your boys are too funny..they are gonna be best buds for sure!

Miranda said...

You're such a sweet sister! I'm glad you were able to go and have a great time!

I love reading about your little guys - it cracks me up with all the toys on Colson.. he's so funny! :-)

Jenny said...

Aww...what a sweet time to be with your sister. You ladies are GORGEOUS!!!!! Glad your hubby did such a great job holding down the fort while you were away!!! What a guy!

Crystal said...

I love this! They are absolutely precious!

Shanan said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and enjoy your uplifting stories. My sister lives in Ky and I live in TX and I miss her so much....We have pulled off a "suprise visit" a few times and oh the memories! Thanks for sharing...Love your blog!

Lauren said...

What a FUN surprise!!!! And beautiful picture of Reese’s garden!!!! :)

Amy said...

you were blessed with some great genes in your family! if i looked as good as your sister (or you when you were pregnant), i would end up like the duggars!

Erin said...

LOVE how you are doing your hair now! And how sweet that you surprised your sister. :)
Please do tell, though, where you got your shirt in the top picture - LOVE IT!!!

*Valerie* said...

When I had my baby shower for Caden my sister Vanessa flew in from Reno to surprise me! It was an awesome surprise indeed! We are both blessed with wonderful sisters!

Run26.2Mom said...

The toys are too funny! Zach has a sweet heart! What fun!

Surprises are great :)

Snow is so peaceful and beautiful. A gift from above. Like your Reese. Prayers to you!

 
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