Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Speechless

Me being speechless doesn't happen very often. In fact, I can only remember a few times in my life when words have failed me. But Friday night was one of these times, and by far the most memorable.

So here we sit at dinner, we're celebrating Sugar Daddy's 34th birthday, waiting for our 2 extra guests to join us. I thought they were friends of ours we've been trying to meet up with for a while now and our schedules kept evading our connections. We ordered our drinks (diet Cokes and Cokes just to clarify, although for some reason our lack of alcohol consumption brought a little giggle from our waitress), and an appetizer to hold us over for our tardy companions.

We wait. And wait. Finally, I am getting so hungry I decide it's time to order without them. We place our orders and begin our usual round table chatter. I'm chatting away, when Sugar Daddy says "Oh, here they are". I don't even look up, I just finish my animated conversation and glace over my shoulder to nod a hello to our friends.

Only what to my disbelieving eyes would be in the stead of our tardy guests, but my two sisters all the way from Salt Lake and Las Vegas!

My jaw literally fell open, and I was absolutely speechless.

I was certain it was a flashback of some sort, so I didn't immediately respond with the requisite scream or squeal, that would have seemed strange to those not participating in said flashback. So I just stared at them in disbelief. Utter disbelief.

I had no idea they had been planning this trip for over a month. Sugar Daddy knew. His friends knew. My father in law knew, and even Noel knew a little while before they showed up, and no one, naddaone of them, let on that anything was up.

After the round of hugs and kisses and more and more hugs, I was pretty sure I was going to pee my pants after drinking 4 glasses of water on an empty stomach while we waited for them to arrive, so I excused myself and went to the ladies room to do my business. (And also to Facebook about it, because I do that a lot when I'm on the toilet. So do you, don't lie!) When I returned I was still pretty sure it was all a dream. But there they sat, in all their flesh and blood, at my table, there to see me, and to prove that they are the best.sisters.ever.

I love you guys!

More of our fabulous weekend to come!

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11 comments:

Laura said...

that is seriously so freaking awesome. best surprise ever! cant wait to hear how awesome your weekend was.

Meg & Josh said...

Oh, it was the coolest thing ever! I keep saying I wish it was last week so we could still be looking forward to it! Love you!

Kelley Rae said...

best. surprise. ever!! What a great family, and how great that no one let on so you could really enjoy it!

Larissa said...

Again I say...sisters are the BEST! And, I don't facebook on the toilet because I can't, but if I had a phone that would...I would too! :)

Tami Allred said...

Very cool. btw I don't fb on the toilet either but that was sure funny. see you tomorrow, can't wait.

Doney Days said...

I love that story! And yes I Facebook on the toilet....let's be honest here people!

Kalli Ko said...

wooo hoo!!

Jill Johnson said...

We all know my record of phones and toilets so lets don't try to FB there. BTW I love your post label. There were never such devoted sisters! Love you!

LIZ said...

What an awesome surprise!!!!

Kelli said...

I wish I could have been there! I was so sad all weekend knowing the fun you were having! But thanks to you all you kept me up on what you were doing.

Shar said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you. Looks like you had a blast!