Thursday, June 22, 2006

Project: Surprise Visit

We landed in sunny California last Saturday. Hubby had the ingenious plan of coming here instead of Thailand and it worked out perfect. We decided to surprise my parents since it was such a last minute turn of events. It was also Father's Day weekend when we arrived, so it was a great gift for him.

I spoke to my mom 2 days before we left. She kept asking me when we'll be visiting them in the US so I tried to come up with all the vague answers I could make up. We left HK Saturday morning and arrived in California around the same time. Time warp!

My brother Min was in on the surprise since he had to pick us up and my older brother Kao drove up from LA as well. When we got to my parent's house, Min went in to ask my parents to help him move some stuff out of his car. And when they stepped into the garage, hubby, Boy Wonder and I stepped out from the back of the car with huge smiles on our faces. I have never seen my parents so pleasantly surprised before. Hubby is such a genious.

The trip over here wasn't so bad. Boy Wonder slept most of the way since he didn't seem like he was feeling well. My nausea seemed under control thanks to the Seabands Pam lent me. We were just exhausted when we finally reached our destination.

I've been loving my mom's cooking and being looked after again like a little girl. My morning sickness seems to have died down, although my dizzy spells are still lingering. The weather has been super hot so all the semi-cold weather clothes are wasting space in my luggage. Good thing hubby is leaving a week early so he can lug back most of my unwanted stuff which leaves more room for shopping for me.

We went big time shopping today at the Gap and Old Navy outlets since my brother's sister in law was able to get us discounts. Hubby said he had never bought this many clothes in one go before in his life. He actually got more stuff than me and Boy Wonder combined! I better do some catching up after he leaves this weekend. Hehe.

But most of all its been great spending time with the whole family. Its great seeing Boy Wonder interact with his grandparents and uncles. And its been great seeing hubby spend even more quality time with his son. So other than the extremely hot weather with no airconditioning at home, it been a great trip so far. I'm already wishing we could stay longer.

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