Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Aunt Jami!!

My sister-in-law, Jami, is in the Navy and has been stationed in Norfolk, VA for the last two years. Unfortunately, the last time that we had been able to see her was at our wedding last year!!

On the 26th after we had opened presents at my parents' house, I had told Chad that he had one other gift coming but that I didn't think that it was going to be there until the 28th. He didn't seem too happy with me, because we weren't supposed to be doing much, if anything, for Christmas for the two of us this year. He he he...

With the sneaky help of Jody and my family, Jami and I were able to surprise Chad with the coolest Christmas present ever! She made the 9 hour drive to Ohio to see us and to meet Brynn!! YAY!! The last time Chad had heard anything, Jami wasn't going to be able to get the time off, so she couldn't come.

When she got to a road that was close to their house, she sent me a text message. Chad and I were hanging out on the couches upstairs and I was like "OH! I need to go get a picture of Bri's new license plates!" (They're cool - they say "BRIBO" on them!) He gave me a weird look and I went out the door.

Jami was pulling onto their street when I went outside so I flagged her down, gave her a big hug and we were SUPER excited to see what Chad's reaction was going to be so we ran to the front door. I went upstairs and was like "Hey Babe, your Christmas present came earlier than I thought it was going to", he thought I was going to hand him something... two seconds later, Jami followed me up the stairs and it took him a moment to figure out who she was!! He totally didn't expect it!! YAY!! I think everyone in the house just about cried!! ;o)

On Friday, Bri took Jami, Chad, Brynn and I over to my parents salon so Brynn could get her first haircut, Chad could get his hair cut and I could get mine colored. The girl that did our hair had some extra time so Jami got hers done too! She started out as a blond and turned into a sexy redhead!! I like it!!

Here are some pictures from her visit!!

Thanks for helping to make Christmas 2007 so special, Jami!! Love you!!


Sally said...

I think we all had tears in our eyes. It was really nice getting to know Jami better and I'm glad she finlly got to meet Brynn! In the Navy, and we sailed the seven seas.......You go girl! Very cool young lady!

Cassie said...

awww....what a sweet story! i'm glad you all had a memorable christmas! oh wow...that song "In the Navy" sure brings back more memories from skateland. I remember Saturday morning session they would play it as well as "It's my party and i'll cry if I want to..." haha! Oh my!

Bri said...

yea! how fun! checkin out hotels for feb in chicago! :)

Rachel said...

What a fun surprise! I am sure that Chad will never forget that! Major brownie points for Amanda!!