Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Spontaneity = Exhaustion

So I am exhausted.  Absolutely exhausted.

Apparently I'm not as good as traveling hard during the weekend, getting no sleep during the beginning part of the week so I can catch up on what schoolwork and then still functioning towards the middle/end of the week as I was in college.

And - I do not know how we let this happen - there is no coffee in our apartment.  How am I supposed to bounce back?

But I am still here - (barely) running on the adrenaline from the weekend and I HAVE to tell you how it all played out.  It was really quite fabulous.  For the past month or so, Neal had been planning on driving down to visit with Bruce and me last week.  We planned his trip around the anniversary at St. Johns so that I could drive back up to PA with him on Friday and only need to fly one way.  I save some money and Neal and I get to spend some fun, road-trip-filled quality time together.  I was going to drive home on Sunday night after the anniversary with my parents and then fly out on Monday night.  Well at the very last minute, we decided that it would be fun if Bruce came with us.

And when I say "last minute" I mean very last minute - I mean Friday ... afternoon.  When the original plan was to leave Friday morning.

And you thought we were a boring, old and predictable married couple ... :)

We decided we wouldn't tell my family and that Bruce would just show up with me on Saturday night when I made my way to my aunt's house to meet up with them.  It ended up working perfectly - after a long trip up the east coast we stayed at Alex & Neal's apartment on Friday night (does it count as Friday night when you arrive at 2 a.m. Saturday morning?).  And while Sarah and I were stimulating the economy on Saturday afternoon, Bruce and Neal drove to Myerstown to drink Swiss Tea and spend some time with Bruce's family.  Saturday night Bruce and I borrowed Neal's jeep and drove to meet my family in Nazareth.  My parents were SHOCKED to see Bruce.  It was SO much fun to surprise them and even more fun that he was with us to share in such an awesome celebration.

Here we are after church on Sunday.
(p.s. Do you like my dad's hat? GO PHILLIES!!)

Now - if leaving 3/4 of a day with an extra person later wasn't complicated enough ... Bruce now needed to fly back to Atlanta so he could get to work on Monday (I don't have class on Monday which is why I waited until then to fly out).  So Bruce took Neal's jeep, drove back to Sarah's house, left the jeep, got in Sarah's car and she drove him to the airport.  Neal then had to have Alex bring him to Sarah's so he could pick up his jeep.


Sound complicated?  It was - but my friends are AWESOME and did what needed to happen so that we could have this time with our family.

And lest I forget my awesome Atlanta friends - many thanks to Steven for picking Bruce up when he got in at 11:30 p.m. Sunday night!!

Speaking of awesomeness - before taking me to the airport my mom wrote me a check to pay for Bruce's flight back to Atlanta.  They were just so happy to see him.

So - am I exhausted?  Yes.

Was it worth it?  Absolutely.


  1. Oh goodness, I bet you are tired! Sounds like you had a great time!

    P.S.- I love your dad's hat!

  2. Hey Sarah, I'd love to hear your ghost story! You can email it to me at and I'll combine everyones' into a mass post!

  3. I can't even imagine that much travelling in one weekend. And I love your outfit at church. So happy for you!!


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