Thursday, October 11, 2007

surprise!

Don and I had a nice surprise tonight. The two of us went out to dinner since we didn't have youth group and Jake has a class on Wednesday nights. We went to our favorite BBQ place. Right as our food was about to be served, Don's cell phone rang. It was our daughter, Danielle. All of a sudden Don breaks out into a huge grin and I could tell something was up.

She knew where we were because she and him had been text messaging. She called to ask us if we could order her something to eat. Yep, that's right... she showed up at the restaurant as a birthday surprise for Don and I. Yes, if you must know - my birthday is Saturday and Don's is Sunday.

Evidently, she had been planning this little trip for some time. She and Jake had been in cahoots with each other and other people/relatives knew about it. She had to take time off work and has sacrificed a few activities for the weekend by coming up and spending time with us. We had actually planned to go down to see her on Saturday but she made up some excuse to keep us from further planning. She was pretty sneaky.

She couldn't have given us a better birthday present. Even if we don't do a thing on Saturday, I feel like my birthday is complete and I couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you, Dani.

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link of the day:
http://www.mywhitecloud.com/momandbaby/index.jsp

14 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

What a wonderful birthday gift for the two of you. Giving of ourselves is so important and that is what she gave you!!!
Susan

Momma Roar said...

What a sweet surprise!!!!!

How fun that you have back to back birthdays!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

That really is a sweet thing for her to have done. Happy Birthday!!!

mrsnesbitt said...

I love surprises, the planning, the secrets, the giggles the phone calls! Great stuff!

Dx

Amber said...

How wonderful. I love surprises. Well, at least the good ones!

Just Mom said...

What a wonderful suprise.

Happy Birthday -- to both of you.

jennifer said...

How special! And the kids plotting and planning for mom and dad:)! Great and I am happy for you both!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

That is just so sweet! What a great surprise.

Barb said...

I knew Dani was planning that surprise, but didn't know when she would show up. What a great plan to meet you at the restaurant.

Will talk to you on your birthday. I hope your cards and present get there by Sat. I had them last week, but didn't get them in the mail till yeterday.

Lynne said...

What a nice birthday surprise.

Happy birthday to both of you!

Short Stop said...

WOW! What an awesome surprise! I hope you all have a GREAT time together!

Ruth said...

That's great! A big happy birthday to you!! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Lori said...

Seeing your daughter is the best birthday present ever.
Happy early bithday to both of you.

Melissa said...

What a wonderful gift! I hope you have a great visit! And Happy Birthdays!!!