Saturday, December 22, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MEEEEEEE!!!!
This afternoon, as I was pumping gas in my car at Wal-Mart, I hear some guy say "Hey pretty lady"!....I just stood there and before I had even turned around, I knew that John Hicks was behind me! Sure enough, when I turned around (with the most shocked look on my face) I saw the Hicks car right behind mine and John, Melissa, Kayden and Terri Lee were all in it!!!! I just about died from excitement!!! It was the best "pick-me-up" I could have ever asked for and I think I hugged Melissa for about 2 minutes right there in the parking lot!!! John was a perfect gentlement and offered to pump my gas so that I could run around and hug everyone!! Turns out, Chad knew the whole time and told them where I was going to go next (I was running errands) so that they would know where to surprise me. I immediately cancelled my errands and we went back to our condo to visit for a while and then went to dinner with Chad. It was truly the best afternoon I've had in FOREVER and of course, I cried when they left. :( They are like a little piece of Heaven to me - when we're with them, I feel so at home, and I miss them when we're apart - can't wait to see them again!!! Thanks Melissa for planning ya'lls surprise trip - I love you!!!

Visiting with Terri!

Rauly, Kayden and Shepherd...

Rauly playing with the Baby Doll Kayden got her for Christmas...

Uncle John and Shep...

K-K and Melis...

All the girls (minus Ra-Ra)

This morning, we had breakfast with Santa! Shepherd and Rauly received an invitation from Santa Clause about a week ago which said that he would be at the Club House for breakfast, pictures and crafts - we went with some friends of ours (McGuire and his parents) and had a great time! Ihop catered it so obviousely the food was delicious, and although Santa's costume was reaaaaally cheap, the kids totally bought it and couldn't stop talking about how they had talked to SANTA! I should be getting an email next week with pics of both of them sitting on his lap....I was in the pic too because Rauly was too scared to sit with him without me. :)
Eating our yummy b-fast....

Shep patiently waiting for Santa....

Still waiting...attempting to take our own pictures....

Finally he's HERE!!! :)

4 comments:

Hicks Family said...

it was soooooooo good to see you. i love you girl

Jeffrey & Amanda said...

Love the music. I'm so glad you guys got to see the Hicks'. We love getting surprise visitors, too. So glad you have this blog so I can keep up with you guys. Shep and Rauly are so cute! Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas!

Mom said...

You are so good to whip out your camera to record the special events in your lives. It really makes me feel a part of it and helps w/me missing you all so much! What a wonderful treat by Melissa, Kayden, Terry and John! I can actually imagine your shock and resulting action and it makes me laugh. Isn't it wonderful to have such great friends?! That's so cute about the kids and Santa. They look so cute in their anticipation. Sorry Chad had to miss out on so much. Have a very Merry Christmas! Love you, Mom

Kate said...

Oh, how fun! I'm so glad you got to see your friends for Christmas!