September 20, 2007

I MADE IT!!!!

Hi all! Well, I made it safe and sound and I am enjoying being reunited with my family - oh, how I have missed them!! The surprise was indeed a surprise and it was wonderful to see the shock and joy on their faces! We have been really busy these last two days getting totally reacquainted and me trying to juggle my time so that both of the kids had some mommy time plus catch up with my husband. I am loving every minute of it and don't want to go back to Florida, but the good thing is, I only have to go back to pack up and head out here. I thought I would share some pics of the moment they realized I was here - it was great! My DH was up at the property supervising the final pieces of the construction and I popped out of the backseat of my SIL's car - it was priceless to see! I was sooooo excited to see him! Then, I was in the back room when my kids got home from school and walked out and just started talking to them - their mouths were hanging open and I got the biggest hugs you could ever imagine! Today, I am going to spend some quality time stamping while they are all at school and work so I will actually have something to share creatively *wink*. I am driving into Chico this morning to check out the LSS to see what they have. How fun - I could get used to this no job thing! I have been cooking for my family again, taking care of doing my daughter's hair, playing games with them, making sure homework gets done - all the things we all do that we don't realize are so precious because in a blink, they will be gone. I intend to enjoy every single moment and remember how wonderful each one of them is! Until later!

18 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes reading your post! It's as if I was there watching you all see one another again! How awesome! Glad you are enjoying yourself! It'll be great when you are all settled back there!! Enjoy your time and I look forward to seeing your creations real soon!
Hugs
DAWN

Marlou said...

glad you are having such a great time, looking forward to seeing your stamping, look after yourself hugz Marlou x

Shannon McGann said...

I'm so happy for you all! What a great surprise for your family! I hope you have a blast and that it won't take long to pack up in Florida and get back out to see them! Blessings to you all.

kathleenh said...

What precious photos Alexandra! Enjoy your wonderful family. It sounds like you have your priorities straight!

tyrymom29 said...

AWWW so sweet!!!

Crystal said...

Glad you made it there safe and you are having a great time!

Latisha said...

What a great reunion. In Redding there is a Micheals and some other craft store, plus right before you get into Redding there is an outlet Mall, and there is a scrapbook store. I go there everytime I'm visiting my inlaws. Oh and in Redding there is an In & Out burger, Chevy's and Jack n the box and Round Table Pizza...oh I miss home. Have a great visit.

Jules said...

They will be grown before you know it. I have a 21 year old son, away at college. I am glad that you are having a great time. Can't wait to see what you stamp. I stamped tonight, but I will post pictures later. I love your blog!

Tex said...

Oh my word!! These pics are priceless!!! What joy I see ... and I don't even see your faces!!!

Happy "homecoming"~!!!

~Tex

Ashley Bowen said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I love this post! I'm so happy to see how happy your family was to see you again! We've all missed you too!! You're so loved!!! :o) Hugs Darlin'! Ash~

www.ashleyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

chelemom said...

ENJOY!!!!

Nikki said...

I am SOOOO HAPPY for you! What a GREAT reunion! I literally had tears in my eyes as I read you entry! I hope you all enjoy your time together! HAVE FUN! {BIG SMILES}

Rose Ann said...

I'm so happy to hear you got home safely. I love your pictures. What a wonderful homecoming!!

Heather P. said...

Aww, those pictures are just precious!!!

Kimberly said...

So glad you are having fun and destressing. The photos are just amazing. I am so happy for you and just remember there is light at the end of your tunnel. It is coming VERY soon!!!!! Smooches!

Elizebeth said...

I am so glad you made it safely! And also so happy that you are back with your family! Enjoy your time with them, I know you all must have missed eachother terribly.

Kathy said...

What a joy to see. You are so blessed. Enjoy them all. If you get a chance listen to Kenny Chesneys new song.."In A Blink".

Kathy

Pam Speidel said...

How EXCITING Alexandra! WoW! I'm behind in my blogging, but so glad that I didn't miss this one about how you surprised your family. They had to be absolutely thrilled to see you and SO SHOCKED! My daughter did this to me last month when she came home from Hawaii without telling me. It was awesome and I was knocked off my feet! GOOD TIMES & GREAT MEMORIES!
I just figured out where Oroville, CA is. My sister got her accounting degree at Chico.
Happy packing and remember it won't be long until you and your family are all together again! Smiles, Pam :)