this post was from a little while ago.. somehow i deleted it.. so i had to repost it...
So last thursday, Tom was joking about taking work off friday and saturday (for him) and drive to Oregon since Bonnie and baby Adam were there visiting his parents. I laughed and said 'i wish'. Friday came and when Tom came home on his lunch break, he said 'can you get a sub for monday/tuesday'... i asked why and he said, 'we're gonna go to Oregon and surprise everyone, they don't know we're gonna come'. Tom's parents tried to convince us to come but we said we couldnt because of work. Well... we really wanted to go and figured it was a good enough of an excuse to get out there while we could. We aren't able to go home for thanksgiving or christmas so it was our last visit home for a good while. Tom had a baseball game for the championship on saturday and when it ended we headed to Oregon. We left about 3:30 here in rexburg and ended up getting in about 2:30 am there in Oregon. It was hilarious because tom had a plan to climb into bed with his parents and I could tell he was getting really excited. We got there and leslie was asleep on the couch watching tv, so all was go in our plan to totally shock them all. Tom climbed into bed and said 'scoot over mom'. His dad thought he was dreaming and his mom didn't believe that he was really there.
[Photo] 2:30 am Wake Up Surprise!
Of course we had to go wake up bonnie and of COURSE wake up adam. Tom couldn't help but wake him up! We got a few hours of sleep that night before we had to wake up for church. We then had a Thanksgiving dinner on Christmas dinnerware so we could all 'be home for the holidays'. I thought it was a very clever idea, and boy was it delicious. Later that night we went to Grandma roberts house where the whole family (cousins/uncles/aunts/etc.) came for a potluck dinner. I just love going to those! On monday we spent the day with Bonnie and Adam since everyone else was at school and work. We decided to drive to the coast and go to Moe's to get clam chowder. Now, for those who know me i HATE seafood and Ugh thinking about it makes me sick. But i said i would try it because it is 'nationally known'.. I gave it a try and could only dip my crackers in it. But it wasnt as bad as i thought. We then went to some outlets and found the best deals on shirts at Aeropastle. I got 2 really cute shirts for $6! (originally $25 each). That night we just hung out and relaxed before we had to leave the next morning. We decided to wake up at 4am and go to breakfast with everyone before heading back to rexburg and before tom's dad left for work. It was an awesome trip and I want to go back so bad! im trying to convince tom to let us move there soon. I'm getting a little sick of Idaho to be honest. We had a blast and miss everyone and we're wondering when the next time will be that we see them! Hopefully we'll get to make a trip back to my home in Pennsylvania soon enough too.
ps. I stole these pictures from bonnie's blog because we didn't take any pictures and so i stole hers so my family/friends could see how much fun we had! so thanks bonnie for being the photographer during this trip.