Jeff and I have been trying to keep this a secret from the kids for weeks now...but today is the big day!
RYAN IS COMING HOME for a short visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, I cannot WAIT to get my arms around that boy!!!
He was able to get a few weeks of leave from Korea, so he flew to MI to see his fiancee, Dani, and today they are both flying here to see us! He wanted to surprise the kids so we have been struggling to keep the surprise. Some of the older kids know.
Because they are so nosy. And observant. And their parents are really lame about keeping secrets.
I have been feverishly getting ready. We wanted to have some extra space for sleeping areas, so getting the attic ready for some of the kids was one of the goals. Then when the big girls vacated their tiny room, I decided it needed to be painted.
So, Monday morning, I got paint, painted the room, sorted and organized a ridiculous amount of their
JUNK treasures, ran to Walmart to buy a cheap bookcase, had the Teenager put it together, and managed to get the room looking decent. Today I will run back to Walmart to get a blow-up mattress and voila...a room for Dani to use while she's here.
Ryan will get his choice of sleeping in the basement with the
troll teenager, or the family room couch.
As I was rushing around yesterday, Taylor looked at me shaking his head and said, 'Mom. Ryan used to live here. He knows what the house usually looks like. Why are you all worried about getting it to look perfect?"
I hate it went people point out the obvious.