On Thursday night, I was in bed reading a book. I heard Kevin pull into the driveway. He had said he had to work late that night, and it wasn't that out of the ordinary, so I didn't think a thing of it. But then I heard fast footsteps coming up the stairs, and my first thought was, "Why is he coming upstairs with his shoes on?" I get annoyed when he doesn't take his shoes off. This was the thought going through my head when my sister, Dawn, jumped into my bedroom!
Dawn lives in Barcelona! She flew across an ocean to surprise me on the weekend before my birthday! I was stunned. We proceeded to have a really nice Friday, doing a little shopping and enjoying a fun lunch out while the boys were at school. After we picked them up, we let them play on the playground, and I wanted to run a couple errands on the way home. Dawn was antsy to get home, but I was seriously clueless and didn't pick up on it or wonder why. When we got there, Kevin again pulled onto our road, and I was confused because he is never home that early, and then I saw my little sister in the car! It was a double sister surprise!
After all the laughs and hugs, Kevin told me that we had dinner reservations that night, and he also arranged spa appointments for us on Saturday morning. We had such a fun night out. I honestly can't remember the last time the three of us were able to have a long, uninterrupted conversation together - before kids, most certainly - and we had a whole weekend's worth! It was so wonderful. I am still smiling.
They actually did the same thing on my 30th birthday, showing up at a restaurant where Kevin had taken me. We had the best dinner and went out for champagne afterward, and we had a really fun weekend together back then too. I warned them that now they've established a routine. If they don't show up for my 50th, I'll be pretty upset.
Dawn and Em...thank you! You guys are awesome.
At dinner Friday night. These two crack me (and themselves) up!
And here we are on my 30th. We haven't changed much at all.