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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Surprised and Absolutely Delighted!

Family Portrait with my iPad  (some day I'll get longer arms)

So I was quietly working at my torch making beads Monday evening...thinking about what I needed to make for dinner, when I looked up and saw my daughter. 

Last I had heard, she was in New Zealand checking out the fjords with her friends after her job ended for the season in Antarctica.

I was flabbergasted.  And surprised.  And oh, so happy!  I actually let out a little scream, (I thought that was just in the movies), waved my non bead arm around and then jumped up after quickly turning off my torch.  I didn't want to finish that bead anyhow.

Apparently my husband and son, pictured above with my daughter and I, were in on the secret and had never given me any indication what was going on.  What a joy to have my entire family home at the same time.  Needless to say, I am thankful.  Because she works out of the country, we generally see her once a year for a short while.  This is a bonus visit and I am delighted to put the rest of my life on hold for a few days and just enjoy the moment.

Hope you get some Hallmark moments of your own soon too.