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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Unexpected guests and Christmas, 4 months later

My brother, David and his girlfriend, Elizabeth showed up on our doorstep unexpectedly Thursday night. Neil was in on the fun and it turns out they'd planned this trip behind my back last week. I love surprises, and it's been great having them here.

Today was another gorgeous day and we took full advantage! David and Elizabeth had never been to Garden of the Gods so we spent the afternoon there walking around, enjoying the scenery and sunshine, and playing around with my
Christmas present, which finally arrived this week.

{WARNING: Picture overload. Be prepared.}

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I love him...
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And them...
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Can you find the kissing camels?
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And this is what happens when Neil gets a hold of the camera.
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It's been great having David and Elizabeth here. Good food, good basketball to watch (as well as movies), good conversation, and most importantly, plenty of good laughter. I'll be sad when Monday rolls around and it's time to say goodbye.
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Thanks for the perfect surprise, guys! It means more than you know.

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8 comments:

stephschmidt said...

What great pictures! Looks like you're enjoying your new Christmas present :) That looks like such a beautiful place! And how FUN to have David and Elizabeth surprise you! I'm sure you all had a great time!

Mama/Gma Jill said...

Ohhhhh....how wonderful! So glad they got there safely and that you've been having such a wonderful time. It's been fun for Dad and me to keep up with things, even at a distance. SO glad you guys are all getting some good time together. I'm sure David and Elizabeth will have lots of stories to tell when they return home. Good for Neil for keeping the secret (and good for me too :).

The pictures are wonnnnnnnnnnnderful!!! WOW!!! SO glad you finally got your Christmas present!!!

Love love love you all,
Mama/Gma Jill

Jodi said...

GOG is a great place for taking great pictures!! You did a fantastic job with your new camera. Looks like you all had fun too!

Binns Family said...

Great pictures!

Camille said...

Wow, I'd sure love to go to Garden of the Gods! I love your new camera.

The Goulds said...

How fun was that surprise? It looks like you had a ton of fun!

Wendy said...

How fun they surprised you! I'm sure it was hard to say goodbye. Great pictures, by the way!

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