Christmas time is such an good time to spend time with family and friends. It just feels so right. Last year we had to stay home because Fox was due the week after Christmas, and until last year we had been switching off between Adam's family and mine for the holidays, so this year we weren't quite sure who to visit.
We saw both of our parents a few times during the year, and will see my family a few times next year, so we talked about going to Salt Lake to visit Adam's family because we may not get to see them next year. We went back and forth about the best thing to do, driving, flying, going, and not going. Finally after much deliberation, we decided not to go anywhere, but to spend Christmas at home in Austin, again. We broke the news to Adam's parents, who were pretty sad that we weren't going to be coming.
Then, the next day, I got a text from Adam saying that he really thought we should go to Salt Lake, but that we should surprise his parents by just showing up. Normally I would be against just showing up at someone's house to stay, but they were really hoping we would come, and Adam's parents are the most flexible and kindest people, and we knew they would be thrilled, so I said yes, and the preparations started.
It was fun to talk with them a few days before about their week, knowing that we would be showing up in a few days.
We had such a fun time trying to keep the news from them and anticipating their reactions. Their reactions were better than we could have hoped for. Tears, delight, excitement, and joy! Check it out in the little video that we made!
Also, I am planning on making lots more videos this year (the goal is at least one per week), so stay tuned for more fun videos!