Happy Day Project #6: Surprise Somebody!!


If you follow me on Facebook, you probably already know I just got back from a little trip. Where to?? Well, So Dak of course!

This trip was so chock full of surprises, it’s impossible to tell them all, but the Cliff’s Notes version of this post is that my dad has been having a rough go after surgery, a near death experience and a cancer-is-still-in-there report when all was said and done. He’s been needing some love…grandbaby love.
Now the part of the surprise that I’m at liberty to tell (some of the surprise is confidential) is that we showed up for a long weekend…just showed up! It was amazingly awesome!

Before my Aberdeen peeps get in my business about not hanging out, this was a quick trip and a family-only trip kinda trip. It was rushed, but casual still.

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Movies, dogs, fields, food, grilled burgers, ticks (yes, ticks), gut laughs, group self portraits, mud, dog hair, coffee, sleeping in…that kinda weekend.

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This was our first time back since October’s big move. I thought the goodbyes would be more bitter, I thought more would have changed, I worried there would be awkwardness. It was decidedly opposite of all that. Some happy tears at the airport mixed with excited expectation talk of their visit to NC in a few weeks were more the topic on the floor.

So here’s your Happy Day Challenge #6: Surprise Somebody!!
Send flowers to a friend, show up in the lunchroom at school for lunch, leave a little gift on your hubby’s pillow (which I will not be doing because my hubby forgot everything I told him to do while I was gone…ahem), do something fun like that!

So do this…it will be super fun!!

Also, a Dad note: he had appointments at his oncologist yesterday…and guess what? There’s no cancer after all!!! Surprise!!!

Maybe Doc is secretly doing the Happy Day Project, ya think?? ๐Ÿ™‚

So now, sweet baby girls, if you were able to check out for a bit this week and get some alone time, let us know! I’ll be sharing link ups on my facebook page.
Before you go, here’s a quick vid of our surprise in action. My brother was in on the jig to help me organize it. My parents were thinking they were meeting just Jesse for lunch and then we allll showed up. They’re just sittin’ there staring out the windows…oh, we got ’em good!

Just remember to link up your direct link, not just your blog url. Also, if you could kindly add the Happy Day button from the sidebar, I’d love you forever. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. Your hair in that first picture is adorable!! Your brother looks just like you (as in, the boy version). The video made me squeal. I love that Jack kept crawling! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I would love to participate in the linky, *but* both my mother and grandmother are in the hospital. I have been pulling stuff out of the vault to blog about this week! But I am getting a lot of reading done.

    Please pray for them. They caught a terrible GI virus, and both were dehydrated. I have to wear a mask, gown, and gloves while in the room with them, and then take it off before leaving so it does not spread to the other patients. It is very contagious!


  3. I lost my father to cancer. I cannot express how happy for you I am at you wonderful, wonderful news. A happy day indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. so happy for you all to have that fun visit together and your father's wonderful health news … prayers are answered! thanks be and all glory to God!


  5. Yay you got to go home! I was wondering where you went when I saw that post on Facebook ๐Ÿ™‚ SO happy to hear your daddy is cancer free! Praise the Lord! xo

  6. Now that is a wonderful surprise. It make me so happy that you got to be with your dad.

    Hmm … all my family is in different continents or states right now … who should I surprise? Hmmmm.

  7. Tears. Literally.
    What an AWESOME surprise!
    I'm hoping to post up my 'alone time' post tomorrow.
    It was much needed and I'm glad you suggested it!
    Now to figure out a surprise….hmmmm….

    Have a Blessed Week!
    P.S. God is good, so glad for the good news on your Dad!


  8. i can't watch the video yet… i'll have to pull it up on my phone since my computer is without speakers and stuck in the stone age!

    WOW!!! what a great blessing for you and your family… Praise God for healing your dad! so happy for you and the surprise visit.

  9. Yeah!! I Love it!! OH My Gosh I just Cried! I love your Suprise and your Dads Cancer Free News! Heather ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Oh, your video made me all teary-eyed. I'm so happy you got to see your dad. That's so great that he's cancer free. Yay!

  11. OH what fantastic news! I am so utterly happy for you. And the relief you and your family must be feeling…enjoy it darling. I love quick family trips.They always recharge the family batteries. Surprises are the best!

  12. Oh Lisha Loo! I am SOOOO happy you were able to do this. What a sweet blessing all around! And what a HUGE answer to prayer about your Dad!! YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!
    I too was tearing up watching your video. You are adorable!
    Have a wonderful day my dear!!!!

  13. oh girl!
    you had me crying this morning!
    I LOVED doing this when we lived away from our families!
    we would just show up and it was so fun!
    and about your dad, i have been thinking about him so much wondering how he is going..what a HUGE blessing that he is cancer free!
    the pics of you all and him are PRECIOUS!
    what a happy happy post!
    so glad you got to go. ๐Ÿ™‚

    ps. i totally did the organize something, but never got to blog about it…i CLEANED.MY.FREEZER. YAY!

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