introduction: we used to live in Bel Air, MD and mom was a nurse there, and when we moved to NC mom kept her job in MD and would commute to MD, work 80 hours in one week, once each month, and have the other three weeks off to be home in NC. She started a new job in November, full time in Charlotte and left the job in MD. THEN…they called her last week and asked if she would come up and work one weekend, and she agreed.
So… it turned into a family affair. Grandpa & Grandma came along to visit the cousins in Bel Air, and when we got news about a huge blizzard to hit MD, Dad came along to help mom drive through the snow, which meant pulling Brandon out of school for 2 days. awwww… how unfortunate…. a weekend with the cousins instead of school….. wink.
AND… our family (a) likes to attempt to surprise each other, and (b) always fails. I bought a bus ticket to Baltimore to surprise my grandparents, cousins, and possibly Dad if mom could keep quiet. Meanwhile, Mom and I tried to keep Chris from finding out that anyone except Mom was coming up from NC. Fail, again. So in the end, Grandma & Grandpa were surprised by Ashley, but all else failed. haha.
I left NY earlier than planned on Friday to beat the snow, and it started mid-afternoon on Friday, and snowed for over 24 hours straight. The next morning when we woke up, it was a different world, and the snow was still coming down. Magical!