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Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday Surprise

Today was just what I needed. One of my most favorite people in the whole wide world surprised us and came into town for a visit!

Now, my little sister only lives about an hour away but as far as I'm concerned, it could be light years when we only see each other once or twice a month. Just two days ago she was telling me all about her busy party party party single life and saying how she didn't think she'd make it over this way for a few weeks. A few weeks?!

I have a dirty little trick that I love to play on her, though. Whenever she gets like that -- too busy to come around -- I begin the assault. I bombard her with videos, pictures, and stories via email, Facebook, telephone of the little man. He is the one temptation she just can't resist!

So it began earlier this week. She actually did fairly well resisting the photos and his nonsense chatter on the phone this time, so I had to take it to the next level. Friday afternoon I told her all about Dozer's latest discovery and fixation: pictures of her hanging on the wall! I then detailed how he has been making me pick him up to let him point out the people (especially Aunt GiGi) and how excited he gets when I talk about her.

Oh, yeah.

That did it.

Within three hours, she had gone from, "I'm just going to have a relaxing weekend at home and get some stuff done," to "So, I am doing this and that on Saturday, meeting someone for brunch on Sunday, and then maybe I'll come over and we can take Little Man to the pool?"

So, we ended up having a really nice family day over at Mimi and Pap's. Sun, swimming, chicken enchiladas for dinner, and dancing with Dozer to Jimmy Buffet. I'm not a big Buffet fan, but it was that kind of day. Beautiful. Relaxing. Just the type of recharging I needed to regroup and get motivated again. Maybe no changes in latitude, but definitely changes in attitude.


  1. That is dirty...and I love it! I usually get the reverse from my family. My Dad, "I'm starring at pictures of my Boo and I need him. Does he want to come over and go swimming with his Popi?".

  2. The water looks great!!!! I live far away from all my family so every few weeks, I have to launch an all-out bombardment of pics and videos-- so I know what you mean!

  3. Pretty sure you have you sis wrapped around your finger because of Little Man! What a good aunt she is!

  4. Smart woman! I use the grandkids to bribe my parents into visiting us from Hawaii. lol What else are kids for, right? lol
    Thanks for stopping by. I love the sisterly love in this post. Too sweet!

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

  5. Oh, what a lovely family. I have a sister like that too. I'm always trying to think of ways to come down and visit more. I love your plan of attack, I'm trying that out stat. Love your blog. Following you now. Come by my neck of the woods if you get a chance.


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