Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Big Surprise

February 8th, 2008 I got a chance to fly up to Bellingham for the night. I was able to take Magnus and Ulysses while Gar got to stay home and have some good one on one time with Daddy. We were flown up there in Ben's companies private plane - a Pilatus PC-12 (if you want to see what one looks like click here.

Sariah picked me up at the Bellingham airport and then we drove out to my mom and dad's house. They were out working in the studio and so we sent Uly up to the door. He walked in and said, "Hi!" and completely SURPRISED them. It was awesome. They didn't know what to make of seeing Uly there in the doorway. My dad was looking at him shaking his head "no" and trying to get my mom's attention. My mom's first thought was (and get this...), "Oh, there's Cora in a Uly mask..." What??? That is just too funny. I can't stand it. It was great fun and a great surprise.

We were able to stay the night and then fly out the next afternoon at 4pm. Short but sweet.

Thanks, Dave McInnis!!! I've got to figure out some way to say thanks to him for letting us have the opportunity to fly up for a quick visit. Very cool, if you ask me.

Here is Randy, meeting Magnus for the first time. He wasn't able to make it to the reunion this past summer so he hadn't met him yet. I dressed him in his Carharts in Randy's honor.

Here's Grandad wearing the blue fuzzy hat and being silly with Uly. We had such a good time.

Right before we left, Uly was helping Randy and Grandad bring in new fencing material. The wind has been pretty bad on my parent's fences this year. They've had to replace large sections of them.

So, all in all, this was an awesome trip. Short but really fun.
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Trena said...

Holy crap Jessica! That is so awesome! I wish my husband's company had a private jet. How wonderful to see your family and what a great surprise. I bet your parents were thrilled. Ask Ben if I can borrow the jet for a quick trip to Brazil! :)

*Melinda* said...

You are so lucky! I wish we all could have been there! I miss you all so much! Have you used your skies yet?

kristina said...

Thats awesome! Im glad you got to go out there and see your parents, and sis! i bet they Loved it!!

Bill and Alice Johnson said...

How cool! We hope to see your folks this summer when we make our annual road trip- this time to the Pacific Northwest~ Glad you are enjoying our blog- we enjoy doing it and it lets everyone know what is happening in our lives all at once~ conservation of energy, you know!

Janet said...

That was such a wonderful little visit. We had been so stinkin' ill with the flu the week before and having you kids show up was such a cheer!! It's rare to get a really good surprise, huh? And that was one of the best! Love you!

Pixie said...

That is such a funny story! How fun to fly in a private jet too.

Thorey said...

How frickin' amazing and fun! You're like a stinkin' celebrity all flying around the country in a private jet! That must have been the most comfortable flight ever. How fun for your parents! It's hilarious that Janet's first thought was that Cora was wearing a Uly mask. That's how unbelievable it was for her. Is Uly a big enough boy to help carry lumber? My goodness!!

The Andersens Four said...

That is soo sweet, Jess! And impressive! I've never been on a private jet, I bet it felt so cool. How awesome to get to visit your parents, I bet you made thier year!

Rachel J. said...

I love it! What a gr8 surprise, your mom is too funny. Let's all hook up next time for hot dogs!