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A Three Part Surprise!


My mom LOVE surprises.  You could offer to show her all of her Christmas presents early and she would refuse, wanting tobe surprised in the moment.  So…I gave my mom the shock of her life when I showed up Saturday afternoon at my sister’s place in Idaho(We even caught it on video).


My sister was getting her baby blessed.  I told my family I couldn’t go because tickets were so expensive.  It turns out…I lied.  My sister and her husband were in on the whole thing.  I showed up and my sister dropped me off at the front of her house.  It was only my brothers at her house so I surprised them first and then got my parents a few minutes later when they walked in.  Of course there were screams, hugs, and a few tears…happy ones.


Isn’t it beautiful?  It used to be the tabernacle and currently, it is both a funeral home/crematorium/ morgue/church AND my sister’s residence – it’s really only a tad creepy(I’ll show pictures of the inside in a later post).  She lives in the basement.  The crematorium was going strong when I arrived.hpim25521

Her house is fun and naturally huge.  I kept getting lost.  Most rooms had two doors and often times I walked in one and accidentally out the other.  More than once I attempted to exit her house through a closet.  I felt a bit like a cartoon.  At least I mananged to keep my self out of the basement to her basement.  I definitely don’t have those problems in my own house.



Here is her baby, Colson.  The little guy felt like he might be in the 8 pound range.  He’s 2 months old.

hpim25382I was really excited when I realized I am his only blood-related Aunt.  I was so overwhelmed with love for this little guy.  I absolutely adore all of the nieces and nephews that I have right now.  Colson is the first from my family and he is my sister’s so it was just a completely different experience.  Colson even smiled at me.  Will assures me it was just gas, but I’m afraid I will beg to differ:)

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7 Responses to “A Three Part Surprise!”

  1. Kim says:

    I am sure Hudson will verify it was gas. Congratulations Auntie Jessica!

  2. Bryn says:

    That is so much fun!!!!! Colson is a cutie. Love the name, too!

  3. Maren says:

    What a fun weekend, made even more fun that your mom loves suprises!

  4. Hila says:

    Surprises really are the best :)!!! So glad you got to do that :). I still can’t believe how your family has changed over the years!!!

  5. Brandy says:

    So fun, it’s even better when your the one doing the surprising….I think. How long were there? I saw Will Sunday out in the foyer with a little upset Annie, I thought maybe you were up bearing your testimony or something, I didn’t know at the time you were actually gone!! He did a great job though.

  6. Jessica Smith says:

    How fun! Okay, so I was looking at the first picture trying to figure out if the one in the green is your mom. If that is your mom, she looks so young!!!!

  7. Jessica says:

    @ Jessica, that is totally my mom!