Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Best Surprise

I'm way over quota for Posts this week but this one just has to be published.

Our daughter Lauren is home this summer after completing her Masters from USC last spring.  She's been auditioning all over our country and an adjacent one, hoping to land a symphony orchestra seat soon while looking for part time work here in Minnesota.  In the meantime, she and Peg have been sharing kitchen expertise almost daily and I've been the richer for it. 

The Triple Berry pie has been made public, so has last night's partial cherry harvest.  When Lauren texted Peg and I today at work that we'd come home to a surprise, we both expected a warm cherry pie to go along with the now-frozen  homemade ice cream that was whipped up last night.

This evening's surprise was warm but it wasn't a cherry pie........

Our little 6'5" Marine is home from North Carolina.  We knew that Ben was being discharged "around the first of August" but full details have been sketchy; it now seems that was on purpose.  Ben's sisters all knew, only mom and dad were in the dark.

There will be enough pie for 4 whenever one gets oven'd and my goodness is it wonderful to have him home!!


16 comments:

  1. That truly is a phenomenal surprise, at least to those that weren't in "the know"!

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    1. We came around the corner in the driveway, expecting a mostly same old, same old arrival at home and wondered who's truck was in our yard?

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    1. It was a smile maker, I can tell you that!

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  3. I think that beats a warm cherry pie any day, but pie and ice cream would be a bonus.

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    1. I'm hoping that we can work on that second part very soon. :)

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    1. We could have known, possibly should have known but then again, context is everything.

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  5. Coop:

    An unexpected surprise is the best kind. Of course this may not have been the first time you have "been in the dark"

    Enjoy your berry pie, home-made ice cream, and family time

    bob: riding the wet coast

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    1. Bob, It seems that part of being a dad is sometimes "being in the dark" and you are right, I've been here before. :)

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  6. Hooray, I bet you still haven't stopped smiling. Having Ben home was the cherry on top!!

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    1. We are very glad that he's home and excited to figure out what the next chapter will bring. Yes, the cherry and the topping!

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  7. Aaahhhh... the glow in the heart and the tear of happiness welling in the eye, it doesn't get much better than that. Unless there's homemade cherry pie. Holy Hannah Doug, you and Peg hit the mother lode.

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  8. David, it's been a very good week.....now if we can find someone with time to get that pie made and in the oven!

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