Monday, March 27, 2006

Surprise!!!

Thanks Hills for the ride!

Well, it wasn't easy to keep quiet, but we did and the surprise was surprisingly successful. Unfortunately, we have no pictures of the surprise, as the surprised were surprised and the surprisers didn't have a camera.

Last Wednesday we received an email from a family we know saying that they had just decided to take a trip down to Florida, had a couple of open seats in the van and would be happy to take a couple of us along for the ride and drop us off in Montgomery, Alabama for a visit Nathan & Jeanine. Almost immediately we decided that if it did work out for a couple of us to go, we wouldn't tell N&J about it and just show up. And that's exactly what happened. Although Mom was quite sure that something would come up and she wouldn't be able to go, on Saturday afternoon she and Josiah were at the Hill's home leaving for Alabama.

Sunday morning as Nathan and Jeanine prepared to leave for church (and Corrine was napping), they were surprised to hear their doorbell ring. Reportedly, they both nearly collapsed from a very pleasant sort of heart failure when they opened the door and saw who was standing there! When Corrine woke up, they sent Josiah in to get her out of bed. As he walked out of the bedroom carrying her, she was just staring at him - but soon smiled and wouldn't go to anyone else or let him put her down for half-an-hour! They are all having a great time and look forward to spending all week together.

This weekend most of the rest of us (minus Jonathan & Joseph) are headed down to Georgia for an event that some of us are attending and Josh is recording. On our way back, we'll stop at N&J's, pick up Mom and Josiah, and drop off Jessica who will be staying with them for most of the month of April before heading home.

7 comments:

the Zeses said...

Is the "Georgia event" the Father/Daughter Retreat? We'll look forward to seeing you there! :)

Erber Correspondent said...

It sure is! Dad, Joanna and I will be escorting Josh this year... :-)

See you this weekend!
Jessica

Ryan Kelly said...

LOL, escorting Josh. Funny how Josh can manage to "invite" himself on these father/daughter outings! LOL

The Huber Family said...

Now that's creative. N&J must be delighted! Maybe you should surprise the Hubers with a visit :)

nikkae

Erber Correspondent said...

Next time we hear of someone around here driving through San Antonio en route to their vacation, we'll ask 'em for a ride! :-) Or maybe you all could surprise us...

Joshua Erber said...

Ryan, I'm sure that you think is funny. I didn't exactly invite myself to this conference. Though it is better then a Mother/Daughter Retreat.

The Huber Family said...

True! Have fun.