Monday, September 21, 2009

BLUE Monday - Mysterious Surprise.......

Today is BLUE Monday again hosted by Sally from SMILINGSALLY. Be sure to click over there and visit all the other BLUEness participants.
Last weekend I made the decision and Marc and I booked a trip. Then last Tuesday night I went to visit my mother and gave her this BLUE card I'd made. BLUE on the outside. THAT is all I told her!

and BLUE on the inside... click on it to read it better.

Sound mysterious? I know it is for my mother being as she is always the "planner and camp counsellor". She was so excited with this card and thought this was the greatest way to plan "something" she had never had a surprise like this before. Whatever "this" is...she doesn't know.

She will be 80 years old on October 1st. I didn't know what to plan for her. For her 70th birthday she had a huge birthday party. I didn't want to do a party.
My mother loves people and people watching and travel and excitement and swimming and seeing new things. Vegas sounded like just the spot for all of that. Everyone should go once in their lifetime. So the trip was booked. She's a good walker and they do have convenient trams to take us longer distances between the hotels.

Now she has no idea what is going to happen....or where "she and I" are driving to once she comes to my place on Friday. I am working only until 1:00 p.m. and I live minutes from work. We will drive to Buffalo, NY (3 hour drive) and meet Marc there at a hotel close to the airport. We'll have dinner and spend the night and let her know we will get up early to continue our travelling.

She'll know we're flying when we leave our cars there and take the hotel to airport shuttle at 4:30 a.m. At the airport she'll finally know where we're going. Marc and I love Vegas and its really exciting for us because of the way this is all happening and so quickly. She would never guess we would fly maybe but never fly.

While in Vegas we have reserved tickets for Cirque de Soleil - Mystere on Sunday night. I know she'll have a great time....and...well someone HAD to take her....and oh well guess it had to be Marc and I. I just can't wait to see her face.... We're excited too. We'll be home late Tuesday night....

You may remember this picture of my mother and I last year for her birthday dinner out.
Have a great day today.... Judi xoxo


Neabear said...

How cool you are taking your mother on a trip! My mother turns 80 next year. So does my father. Don't think I can do a surprise trip for my mother due to the way my father is right now. He would not do well to have my mother away for too long. And my father does not travel well anymore. I think I will have to do something else. Guess I better get my thinking cap on!

Marilyn said...

How great! What a wonderful surprise for your mother. I know you will have a ball. ENJOY

Cindy said...

How exciting for both of you! What a wonderful way to surprise her. You'll both remember this forever. What a nice daughter.

SmilingSally said...

I love it! What a unique idea. Your mom is going to love it too. Happy Blue Monday.

Darlene said...

What a FUN surprise for your Mother!!!! She will just LOVE it!! The card is great with the tease!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Judy, you are a wonderful daughter! What a nice surprise for your mother. Very clever of you too! I know you'll have a great time and your mom will never forget this!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a thrill this will be for her. I hope you all have a wonderful time. Happy Blue Monday.

Shy said...

Ahhh what a lovely birthday presents. you are such a nice daughter. Happy Birthday to your Mom.

Plus you are so creative to made a handmade card.

claudie said...

WOW my mom is turning 91 in Feb. and she would love nothing more than to go to Vegas. She's a little slower these days, but still maintains her 2 bed. apt.
Good for you and your siblings. I can feel the love.
Have a wonderful time Judy. Hope someone wins LOTS OF MONEY yeah!
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie

LV said...

I can relate to your entire post today. I just turned 80 in August and did not want any big deal. Your mother will be so pleased with this trip. Wish I was going with you. Have a safe, fun time.

Darlene said...

Hi Judi,

I came back by to answer your question. I was VERY shy as a child and still am not comfortable in front of people. Alan is more outgoing than I am but nothing like Lexi. I think Lexi took after my Mom cause she is extremely outgoing and can speak in front of crowds and things like that.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Judi,
Oh, how wonderful for you both.
Sounds very exciting.
I'll be celebrating my birthday at the same time, so I'll be thinking of you gals kicking up your heels while in vegas.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

What a wonderful surprise for your mother. I can imagine the excitement of looking forward to surprising her. I hope you have a wonderful trip.


Tootsie said...

what a wonderful thing to do! 80 is a milestone year!!! you are lucky to have such a great family!

bj said...

How sweet of you, Judi..She is going to soooo love this.!!
Thanks for dropping in tonight..Hope things are good with you!
hugs, bj

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Judi, what a wonderful surprise! I hope you all have the best best time. You will love the Cirque, it's fabulous!
xo Lidy

KarenB said...

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Sounds like you have some excitement coming up. It's been REALLY hot this direction, so pack your shorts! Have a wonderful time. I know your Mom is going to love it.

@ Elderberry Street

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful surprise! Yes excitement and the anticipation - I can only imagine. You made it fun and very very mysterious. I mean not knowing where you are going or what lies ahead and the only clues are the things you listed she will bring. Genius!

Happy Blue Monday!


Neabear said...

Hi Judi! I am back to thank you for your wonderful comments on my Blue Monday post today. Thank you for your well wishes for our anniversary! I am so looking forward to our trip. Can't wait! It is so fun to have something like that to look forward to.

Have a safe trip!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

How wonderful! She will enjoy it all so much. You will have to let me know how everything goes, (esp. you and I are both doing an 80th for our moms!!! I think after my party I will need a trip, ha! My trip won't be as grand as yours. Maybe a little day trip to the next town!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Judi
Oh wow this sounds an amazing surprise for your Mom. I hope you have the most wonderful time and I can't wait to hear all about it.

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