This weekend I got to fly to Indiana with my family (minus Scottie) to see my sister Amy and my brand new nephew Collin, and to be there for his baby blessing! He is so cute!! He makes me want one of my own! Before we flew out I was really hoping that Scottie would get to come. Unfortunately, since he is working in Denver he wasn’t able to come along on our family excursion. But in my mind I had a glimmer of hope thinking that he was, due to some prior clues I was given. Let me explain. Last weekend when Scottie came home for Valentine’s Day, we went and saw my parents on Saturday. When my dad asked what we were going to do that night, I told him that Scottie had already surprised me! That’s when my dad got this confused look on his face and said “I thought the surprise would be at the airport?” Suddenly, everyone at the table looked at each other like he had said something he wasn’t suppose to. At that point I thought maybe Scottie wouldn’t be going home on Sunday and he was going to stay for an extra day, since Monday was Presidents Day. Well let’s just say I was sad when I drove him to the airport that night and he really did get on the airplane and really did fly off. Depressing. Anyway, the following Tuesday when I was talking to Scottie on the phone, we were talking about how busy he was and all the things he had to do. He told me that he needed to meet with Char (she is the investigator that he is helping the missionaries with in Denver) so he could give her something. I then asked him why he didn’t just give it to her on Sunday. He then told me, “I would, but I won’t be here this weekend.” I was so confused? “Well where are you going?” I asked. He then told me that he was going to Cripple Creek for an audit this weekend and that’s why he wasn’t going to be in town. I grew curious because he sounded awkward like he didn’t me for that to slip? I blew it off and acted like I wasn’t suspicious at all because I LOVE surprises, and since I was going to Indiana that same weekend, I knew he was up to something! Instantly the wheels started turning and I thought that since I had a lay over in Denver on my way to Indiana, he was going to meet me! I was so excited! Before I knew it, it was Thursday and we were on our way to Indiana. When we stopped in Denver I was looking everywhere for Scottie thinking he would be there. But unfortunately I got on the plane without him. Once again my brain was turning. He had to be somewhere! Then I thought that maybe he was already there and he would be picking us up from the airport with my sister Amy, my niece Kenzie, and my new nephew Collin! Oh what a glorious surprise it would be! The second we got off the airplane and started toward the baggage claim, I was so excited I couldn’t stop smiling!! My mom kept asking me “what are you so happy about?” Of course I didn’t want her to know I knew, so I just told her I was excited to see baby Collin. When my dad went to get the rental car (since all seven of us plus my sister and the kids wouldn’t fit in my sisters car) I told him I’d go with him so he didn’t have to go by himself. When we were about half way to the rental car my mom called my dad and told me to go back to “help with the luggage”! Haha I thought!! I knew it! They can’t fool me?! Scottie is waiting for me! So I turned around and headed for the baggage claim. On our way out the door I stood anxiously waiting for Scottie to pull up in the car with my sister. Then I saw my sister and no Scottie. I thought maybe he’d be in the back seat hiding but ya, that didn’t’ happen either. It was so good to see my sis though! I haven’t seen her since October. She looked so good and baby Collin was SO cute! So we all got in the car and my mom said that we should go and my dad and the rest of us would meet at the house. So of course at this point I’m thinking that Scottie was on another flight and they had to stay behind to pick him up. When we got to the house I waited for the rest of my family to come home. Sadly again, he never showed. I was getting upset!!! Where was my lover!!! That night I slept at my sisters house and I went to bed depressed. That’s when I got another idea! The Hughes family was going to be flying in tomorrow night!! I remembered Cody saying that he was going to pick up his family (even though they were getting a rental car that would fit them all) so I figured Scottie must be flying in with them and Cody was going to pick him up! Finally my mind was at ease knowing that he would be there tomorrow and I was out like a light.
The next day was great! I woke up to Kenzie hiding in my bed all dressed up in her princess attire. She is a crack up that Kenzie. That day we went swimming at the freezing cold hotel pool and then Amy, Adam, my Dad, Sinika, Kenzie, Elliott, Oliver and I went to the Children’s Museum. I was so impressed with all the things they had to do there! Four levels of pure kid fun! Carousels, giant Legos, trains, dinosaours, you name it!
Kenz and me on the carousel
When we were done we went back to my sisters and waited for the Hughes family to arrive. One by one they trickled in the door...but still there was no Scottie, but there was also no Cody! Later Cody came home...solo of course and by now I had had it. I was convinced that Scottie really was going to Cripple Creek like he said, and I was just up in the night!!! That night I went to the hotel with my family and I just couldn’t wait to go to bed. When we reached the room, my mom said she was going to go talk to the front desk to see if they could bring me a cot to sleep on. When she returned she told me that since my mom had asked for one this morning and they were out of cots, they would give me a room to myself...free of charge for the inconvenience. THAT”S IT!!! This time I knew it! My mom and dad then helped me bring all my stuff down to my very own room. I knew that the second I walked into the door Scottie would be standing in there waiting to surprise me! I opened the door and what to my surprise...THERE WAS NOTHING!! At this point I’m sure you know that I was really on the verge of tears! He really wouldn’t be coming now. Maybe I just have this disastrous imagination? Since my mom didn’t want me sleeping alone she told my dad that he should stay in the room and my mom and I would stay together. We could talk and hang out, watch a movie, and just have fun! It sounded good and the time so I grabbed my stuff again and returned to the other room. I quickly got into my pajamas watched an episode of CSI and then my dad came and grabbed his stuff to go sleep in the other room. By this time it was midnight. I had completely given up hope that my Scottie was coming and went to wash my face and brush my teeth. As soon as I was about ready for bed, I heard the door open. I turned around to see who was coming in at 12:15 a.m. I looked down and noticed that those weren’t my dad's shoes....BUT SCOTTIE”S!!!! I couldn’t believe it! Just when I had given up hope, he finally came! I was so excited I couldn’t’ stop screaming! The poor people next to us were probably so annoyed! My sister in law and brother could hear me three rooms away? (oops?) When I thought my dad had gone to sleep he had actually went to the airport to pick up Scottie! All I can say is my mom, dad, and Scottie pulled off one heck of a surprise and even though I knew he was coming, I was STILL surprised! It was so good to see my Scottie I have missed him so much!!
Scottie surprising me in the hotel room at 12:30 in the a.m.
The next day we got to go the Indianapolis race way! It was really neat to see all the old race cars and sit in one. I don't know how they do it by looking at them? They've got to be four feet tall in order to sit comfortably?
We also went downtown and stopped by a little War memorial right in the center of downtown. I think we're the cutest couple ever? haha
Sunday morning we woke up and went to little Collin’s baby blessing. Cody gave a really nice blessing and we had a blast hanging out at Amy and Cody’s with the Hughes' family and of course eating lots of food! Since Cody will be done with his residency in Indiana I hope that they will come back to Utah or somewhere at least within driving distance so I can play with Kenz and baby Collin! I have missed them so much!
My fabulous sister and the little man himself!
He's gonna be such a good dad one day :-)
Ames, me and Scottie and of course baby Collin
The whole family, minus Megs who couldn't make it :-(
Ames, Me and baby Collin, Sinika, & Elliott
My cute sister Ames and me (I miss her SO much)