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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

I'm back!!!

No I haven't left the country...I have just had an incredibly busy week and the rest!! This is what happened...or should I say what was supposed to happen.
Nicole (#1 daughter) has been travelling for the past 15 months with her boyfriend Ben. They were coming home on Saturday to surprise Pierce for his birthday but couldn't get back for his actual birthday on the 5th. She said she wasn't coming home unless there was a party of some sorts. Now if anyone knows Pierce they know that he doesn't like parties, surprises or anything that he's the centre of attention of (???) so I wasn't exactly sure how he was going to take it. But you're only 50 once so I managed to get his family to come on Saturday to surprise him. But that's not the real surprise....

On Thursday (Pierce's birthday) I was ironing in the kitchen...don't know what made me turn around but I did and saw through the dining room window someone standing in the middle of the road. When the old eyes focused I realized it was Ben. I ran to the hall and Nicole came bursting through the door!!! I screamed (really screamed) and cried (really cried) and then really screamed again lol. All along they had planned to arrive on his birthday :-) After they arrived, Pierce's mom and dad arrived from house sitting for Pierce's brother and his family. Nic, Ben and I drove into Central Station to pick them up. No need to tell you MIL & FIL were surprised and of course MIL cried and cried and cried. Then we went off home to surprise Pierce. He was in the bedroom changing so we crept up the stairs and when he opened the door Nic was standing there. He didn't scream, lol or cry but he was very VERY happy his baby was home.

Friday, his aunt and uncle arrived and hid away and Nic and I picked up his sister Emily and her daughter Ellyn at Glasgow airport on Saturday and his brother and his family arrived later on in the evening. It was nice to have all Pierce's family doesn't happen very often as we're all spread out in England, Ireland and Scotland. Ben's mom, dad and sister also came and it was really nice to get to know them. Here are a few pictures...

Nicole & Me
Nic & Pierce

Me & Pierce

Pierce's mom Margaret & Ben's dad Robbie
The Cake!!!

Steven & girlfriend Chloe

Nicole & Ryan

Ben, his mom Moira & Pierce's dad Christy

Margaret, Pierce, Christy, Emily & Dave

Needless to say I haven't made a card in ages so now that everyone has left and my house is almost back to normal I can get in my workroom and play. I've a boxed wedding card to do tomorrow but once that's done I hope I can do my own thing.

Thanks for stopping by.

Catch ya later x


Elaine said...

OMG - you and Nicole could be sisters! Great pics. Sounds like you all had a great time x

Alison said...

You brought a tear to my eye...looks as though you had a lot to celebrate!!!! Its lovely to have had the whole family together x x

Annette said...

Really glad you all had a great time, Nicole looks great, OZ or LOVE OR BOTH really suit her, tell her hi from me AX