family, Portland, thanksgiving, travel


Sorry for the blog silence last week. Apparently I decided I was going to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and take Thursday and Friday off from blogging. But in all seriousness, life got in the way and blogging fell off the to-do list. If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that on Friday I flew in to Portland and surprised my mom! I’m here for work for a couple weeks. It was such a last-minute trip that I decided I would just surprise my family. It’s been super fun to just show up at the door at my in-laws house, my mom’s house and my aunt’s house. The reactions have been across the board (from tears to screaming to no speech at all) and so fun to watch. So forgive me if blogging is a little slow while I’m here. Just trying to soak it all in and enjoy it! Hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! 

Caught this view of Mt. St. Helens from the plane on Friday. Absolutely stunning!

28 thoughts on “Surprise!”

  1. How awesome that you get to go home for a few weeks for work! I bet your fam is super excited to have you back for a bit 🙂 Enjoy your time back here!

  2. I surprised my dad on his 60th birthday in March in Illinois (from California). He just stared at me with his mouth dropped and he was like “………….you are supposed to be in Texas for work!!” and i was like “yeah i was lying, I am here!” “but you have a trade show…..” “no..i was lying all along” “…..what are you doing here?!?!? why didnt you call me back when i called 20 mins ago?!”. it was great! I bet everybody reaction was the same when you showed up!

  3. Hi, you don't know this but you completely motivated with this post to surprise my parents back home. The day I read your post, I booked my tickets to India and here I am. It was completely worth the surprise!

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