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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Arizona here we come!

Okay, more accurately the title should say Arizona there we were, but you get the picture. It has been quiet around here lately because I packed up the family and surprised my mom for her 50th birthday. This was not the only surprise she received as my dad coordinated a week long birthday bash full of many unexpected events for my mom.

It all started on her birthday when my brother and his family showed up at the restaurant her and dad were getting ready to eat dinner at. Mind you while my parents live in Arizona, the rest of us live in Washington. Needless to say she was quite surprised and enjoyed 4 days the Phillips clan:
Mom's face when they walked in, PRICELESS!
Grandma and her favorite granddaughters
The day after my brother left my parents best friends, also from Washington, showed up to surprise her:
Mom and Sharon, they've been friends for 20 years
The next day we arrived just in time to be apart of her big surprise party that my dad planned along with some of their friends from Mexico (this video is being shot right after mom walked into her party and experienced the initial shock. We then came around the corner. It's dark but you can hear everything that went on):

The Grim Reaper cake made by one of the ladies
We had quite the fun and crazy adventure as we battled unexpected travel issues that extended our stay from 3 to 5 days but all in all it was an amazing time. Be on the lookout for more posts about our time traveling as I am planning to share some of the tips I have for traveling with kids (3 kids under the age of 5 on the plane was not easy but we made it work) as well as some of the fun and crazy stories we walked away with. Happy Birthday mom, it sure was a good one!

1 comment:

  1. Yah! That is awesome! So glad you got to go see your family!


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