Monthly Archives: December 2014


Me and mike teamed up with a couple others to make a surprise of a lifetime. Mike’s sister Mandy, has been living in Oklahoma for the past 4ish years. In that time, she’s managed to meet a very nice gal named Brittany, and get engaged. I am so happy to get to see Mandy and Brittany on our yearly vacations. However, Mike’s family doesn’t get to see her on a regular basis. Which is sad. So we figured we would surprise Mandy and Brittany with 2 tickets to home for Thanksgiving. Also, kept it a surprise for the family. Oh, it was so nice to see the joy on everyone’s faces when they turned around to see Mandy. Or look up to see her sitting on the couch. AMAZING! HA! Love surprising people like this! So much fun! Nothing quite like the old surprise-a-roo! 🙂

Besides surprise a lot of people, we also got to do a tour of New England complete with stops at some exclusive food places of our area.  Boston Beer Works, Dunkin’ Donuts, 99, and The Grog in Newburyport. I bet your thinking 99?? Really? Well, Brittany has never been, so she wanted to go. Might as well! Even my mom got to see Mandy and Brittany, and got added to the height chart at my parents house.  We also did a Fenway Park tour which was actually pretty enlightening for a non-athletic type like myself. 🙂 I’ll tell you though, if you don’t like stairs, this might not be the tour for you. (Or if your a Yankees fan). How very New England of us…we even took in a night parade in 30-40 degree temperatures all bundled up to watch the Lowell City Of lights Parade…where they all march to the town hall and then turn the lights on town hall on in a big ceremony type thing. It’s pretty fun. Got to meet up with friends in the dark and watch a parade. We also went out for Chinese food and took in some food and drink that is more exclusive to our area. Delicious Chinese food, opposed to the kind the Mexicans make in Oklahoma. The drink of excitement tonight is the scorpion bowl, which tastes like regret,  the youth of a 21 year old and fruit punch. Boy does it pack a punch.  Tonight was the first time Brittany Tried it. 🙂

We did so many new things for Brittany this Vacation! Woo! It was a greatest 5 days in a long while and it’s so sad to see them go home and back to their “real” lives.