Thursday, March 15, 2012

Last Saturday

We had such a good time at Agatha's Mystery Dinner Theater last Saturday night! Except for the monster headache that came on suddenly, I really enjoyed myself. Thankfully, Anslea had some Aleve to give me, and that stuff works pretty quick for me. The food was quite tasty, and the "mystery" was very entertaining. Melissa got to play a part, but thankfully she was not the murderer! LOL and the rest of us were in various singing groups....very interesting singing groups.... Here are some pics from our night ~~~

Donna and Melissa with one of the main actors in "Jekyllicious"

Melissa played the part of "Mary Cray." Thus the pink jacket...

I returned home just before midnight after picking up Madison at Sam's house on my way home. My parents' car was in the driveway, and that was rather confusing to her as they are never out this late. I told her they had probably just come by to visit with Brad's parents and got to talking. She was actually tired enough to fall for that.

Here's actually what was happening: A couple of months ago, Brad and I decided that we would get Madison a car of her own - after telling her for quite some time that she would be driving Brad's car and that he would return to driving his truck. That really was the plan, but the closer it got, Brad realized he didn't really want to drive his truck - not to mention the fact that it doesn't want to start. LOL

So, three and a half weeks ago, we found a great deal on Ebay for the exact car she has always wanted. It happened to be in Texas - not too far from Brad's parents - so they picked it up for us and held onto it all this time, finally driving it here on Saturday. Madison had no clue about any of this.

When we got home, Brad had the car around the back of the house so she wouldn't see it when we pulled in. It was her understanding that he needed to get something at the store (at midnight?), so he went for a test drive in his mother's new car (she really did get a car but obviously didn't drive it here). He came inside a few minutes later after us, and Brad's mother told her that she had to go see her new car. We all went outside, and as Madison got closer, she could tell that it was the car she had been wanting, and slowly a look of "you're kidding me" was coming over her face. She could not believe that her grandmother had tricked her and had actually went and bought the car she had been wanting! Then she got closer and read the car tag on the front of the car, which was monogrammed with her own initials. It took her a second, but then a look of total surprise and unbelief was all over her face! She could not hold back the tears and hugs for everybody. It was truly a great, awesome moment ~~~ I am SO thankful that we were able to do this for her.

I watched to see her reaction, and almost immediately afterwards, I snapped this picture.

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