Surprise! Together with the help of my two sisters- Lisa and Sonya, and my brother Will, we were able to pull off a surprise party for my father. The party was nothing special, just an afternoon together for lunch followed by a family portrait. My dad turned 67 on Saturday, so I thought it would be a good idea to get everyone together and show him how much he means to us all. So at the beginning of the week I called my siblings and through out the idea. They all loved it and agreed. My brother invited my dad and mom out to lunch on Saturday. When they arrived at the restaurant they saw all of us sitting at the table waiting. My dad loved it and was completly shocked. My two sisters are married and live in Vermont. With everyone having families, off at school, etc... it is hard to all get under one roof at the same time. Added to the surprise was the fact that I had convinced my parents that I was flying to Ireland Friday night. I am actually flying to Ireland today for one week to work on a special project of which I will post more from across the pond. I hope to add a few pictures up here as well.
On a side note, my plane has been delayed at Newark International Airport for two hours. Thanks to a gift from my Aunt Susie I have spent the last four hours in the President's Club at the airport. It is like heaven in here. Lots of comfortable leather seating. No crowds, free food and drinks and peace, quiet and calm. I never want to go back to the regular section of the airport again. I am sure lady luck will not smile on me and I will be seated next to screaming babies on the plane for the next seven hours. Never-the-less I will enjoy my happiness why I can.