Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I really should be getting my house cleaned right now...but had to post this before I forgot all the details. Last week, Craig's brother Todd told us that he was wanting to kidnap our kids and take them down to the Las Vegas Bowl to watch BYU play with his family. Everything was VERY tight lipped. I packed for the boys without them knowing a thing. The plan was for them to leave Monday night.

Well, I got worried when Sunday night Zach began throwing up. He wasn't feeling good, we had to get him better fast! Craig told him that there was a huge surprise for him and that he needed to get better for it. It worked, he stopped throwing up and began to feel better. We headed to the family party and still there was no clue. We gathered and visited, ate dinner and then the fun part began. Todd went to each boy and asked if they wanted to go see the lights with him in Spanish Fork (about 20 minutes away). They were all for it! I don't think any of them wanted to be a part of the Nativity we traditionally hold. Zach really perked up at this idea! He came and asked me if it would be okay, of course I said yes.

They all sneaked out quietly, not making a big scene. Keep in mind they are all still thinking they are going to the lights. They all are familiar with Spanish Fork and obviously can read the exit signs...well, Spanish Fork came and went and nothing was said. (Craig was texting Todd to find out what was going on, we wanted to hear about the reaction when the truth came out) It wasn't until they came to Nephi, which is almost an hour away that it seemed like it was taking a LONG time! The conversation went something like this:

Hayden (Todd's son): "How long is it going to take to get to the lights??"

Todd: "Oh, I think I missed that exit. Can you think of anything else to do?"

KyLee (Todd's wife): "Hey, maybe we could go to Las Vegas."

Kids: "Why would we go to Vegas?"

Todd: "I'm sure there is something going on there."

KyLee: "Isn't BYU playing there?"

The kids went CRAZY!!! They were all so excited, screaming, yelling the whole nine yards!

I am not exact on what was said, but it was something like the above conversation! What a great surprise! I love it, they are going to have a great time! Zach is feeling much better, which makes me happy. I can't wait to hear the whole story and about all the fun they had!



Amy-Sue and Gian Del Bello said...

Wow! What a fun surprise!!

cortney said...

how fun! that's something they will remember forever---hey, maybe you could just tell them that was their christmas!