A Surprise (whirlwind weekend)!


Okay, so it all started a couple of months ago. My mom and I were talking about our ‘early Thanksgiving Plans’ for 2009 (it has become a real holiday in our book) and chose a weekend in November. I decided what better thing to do than to fly my sister in town to surprise my mom at early Thanksgiving?! So, my sister and I planned her trip kept it under wraps for a little bit – until a comment on a friend’s page about being excited about coming down here gave it away (darn technology). The story goes that my mom went downstairs pretty upset that Becca would fly in town without telling her until my mom realized the dates and discovered we were trying to surprise her…well, she wasn’t going to have it! Fast forward a few weeks…

Becca flew in town on Friday afternoon – Nikki picked her up and they headed over to work to meet us for lunch and check out the school. As we finished up at work, they explored downtown San Diego and Bec got a hair cut. Friday night, we got ready and headed out to Ra for our sister tradition of this delicious Sushi! We had a great time at happy hour and then were able to walk home before I drove them out for the night. Saturday morning, Becca and I got up to head to the Farmer’s Market for some ingredients for all we were supposed to be preparing for Thanksgiving (Heaven forbid I plan ahead these days and actually get something done!). Upon returning and walking back towards the apartment, we spotted my mom. I think our conversation went something like, “What is mom pushing?” as Becca said, “Is that Aunt Lisa?!” SURE ENOUGH!! My mom flew my aunt and Grandma in town from Michigan to surprise US for Early Thanksgiving!! HOW FUN! AND WHAT A SURPRISE!!! We both screamed and ran towards them…probably quite the site to be seen! (sight? site? darn homophones…or homographs. Whatever)

The weekend was ABSOLUTELY perfect!! We enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with the family, the roommates, Jenny (and baby), and Jessica (and two beautiful kids!). Saturday we walked them back to check them into the hotel and after dropping Becca and Nikki off in PB, I ended up with Jessica and her husband up in north San Diego after he was stranded at the bus stop in La Jolla – long story, but it ended up well as Jess and I got the chance to catch up a little bit!

Sunday morning we started with breakfast over here at Casa Camden and then headed to Coronado to find some more of those sand dollars previously mentioned. The weather was absolutely gorgeous as we cruised the beach successfully searching for shells and such. Afterwards, we drove out to Jamul where we grabbed a bite to eat and then went to Maness Winery to get a tour and enjoy some wine tasting! How fun! We walked around looking at turkeys, pigs, dogs, bottles from over 50 years ago, and lots of vines. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. After spending a few hours out there, it was time for mom, Jim, Grandma, and Aunt Lisa to head back north while Becca, Nikki, and I wented to church.

Monday, Nikki and Bec got some together time as I headed back to work (I tell you what…having a job really impacts your social life!). As soon as I got off, I came back and Sister and I walked down to Little Italy to grab some dinner and then it was time for her to go 😦 We had SUCH a great weekend and we’re all hoping to pressure her into moving here by February!!


About KarolynK

Hey there! Thanks for checking out my blog! My name is Karolyn (as you probably know) and I live in San Diego with my amazing Husband. I've been teaching Special Education for the bast six years and LOVE it! I am loving life and just trying to figure out if I'm doing what it is that God is wanting me to do....always a process! Thanks for sharing in this journey with me though, I really do appreciate it.

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