Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It takes a lot to surprise this gal.

Seriously, it is quite hard to surprise me.
And I LOVE surprises.
But it's hard to catch me really off-guard.

In fact, there are really only two moments in my entire life that have knocked me out of my socks/took my breath away/made me feel like I was having an out-of-body experience because of the amount of surprise.

The first big surprise happened on my 21st birthday.

Gabe and I were in a major long-distance relationship.
He was in Iraq.
I was in Manhattan, KS.

This trip to Iraq didn't allow for hardly any communication.
And by that, I mean I received about 2 letters a month.
I got maybe 10 phone calls total in 7 months.

There was one point where I hadn't heard from him in over a month.
No letters. No e-mail. No phone calls.
I asked his family: nothing.
I began to panic.
I had no idea if he was okay.

Then, I woke up on my 21st birthday.
Still no word from him.
I was just hanging in the sorority house when I heard,
"Angela, you have a caller" over the intercom.

I had NEVER had a "caller" before.
I mean, I was in a long-distance relationship.

So, I begin to walk down the stairs.
Suddenly, my "caller" walks out from another room with roses.
Perfectly safe and not in Iraq.

I fell down the stairs.
I couldn't believe it.
One minute, I was picturing the worst.
The next, I'm hugging my sweetie.

Talk about a surprise.

I mean, how do you top that?
Well, my friends.
That's easy.
You find this one morning:

Biggest surprise of my entire life.

And something tells me, nothing will ever top this one.


Everyday Adventures said...

Awwwwww congrats!!!!! Love this post!!! Two amazing surprised:)

Dixie Bell Designs said...

Ohhhh my gosh!! Congrats!! Totally didn't see that coming at the bottom of this post!

Tiffany said...

so exciting!! Congrats!!

Mrs. Yellow Ribbon said...

Congratulations! And that story made my throat tighten a good reunion! :-)

Gina's Blog said...

I had a feeling that I would be seeing a prego post from you some day in the future :) Soooo exciting and what an amazing mom you will be! Congrats!!! (and what a sweet 21st bday story)

JACKIE said...

Your posts always make me smile...and this one made me smile a lot. congrats :)

Gwen said...

Congratulations! What an amazing surprise! So happy for you both!

Gwen said...

Congratulations! What an amazing surprise! So happy for you both!

Gladys said...


sarah @ shades for {.e.v.e.r.y.} adventure said...

ahhhh! this is definitely one of the bests posts ive read in a long time :) congratulations!

sarah @ shades for {.e.v.e.r.y.} adventure said...

also- sidenote: why was he in iraq?

Kelly said...

OMIGOSH!! First off, WHAT a surprise back in college. SO CUTE. And secondly? CONGRATS!! What amazing, awesome news :-D

Kendra said...

Man your surprises have been top notch! Congratulations again! Babies are the best and you're going to be a great mom!

Ali Moore said...

Welp, I pretty much love this. :)

Amanda said...

Again, so exciting! I remember clutching that little pee stick and walking in to tell Scott the morning I found out. Definitely a moment you'll never forget! Congrats!!

The Frenchs said...

Could not be happier for you! What a blessing, blessing, blessing! Can't wait to hear more details!

Kristin said...

Congratulations!!! Sooooo exciting!!

PinkSass said...

Oh my goodness! Congrats!!

Aliya said...

OMG HOLY SHIT!!!! And yes, I just said shit, but I think its TOTALLY valid at the moment!! AHHHHH!!! SO SO SO excited/happy for you, my dear! Congratulations!!! I hope you're feeling well! Can't wait for more details and to see your growing belly! :)

Mandy said...

I totally knew that's what it would be as soon as I saw the title. Congratulations!!! What a special time for you guys!!

I also LOVE the surprise story at the top...what a sweet guy you have!

Krista said...

Your hubby is too sweet! Great story. Love the news! So excited for you!

Kathryn said...

Congrats! Hope you share the story. Ok, how did you pull off a bachelorette party without drinking? (if you were keeping it secret/pretending)

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

Congratulations!!! Beyond excited for you :)

Love the 21st birthday story...what a fabulous surprise!

Shoshanah said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys and I can't wait to hear more from you on the pregnancy!!

BeckyJo606 said...

Congrats congrats! I am so excited to follow along with you on this journey!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh my gosh!!! Congrats!!!! That's so exciting!

Meghan said...

Congrats! That's amazing news!

Savannah said...

Congratulations Mrs. Ruby!!! You're such an amazing person and this little one is lucky to have you as his/her mama!

Lucky in Love said...

Eek! Just seeing this! Congratulations!!!!!