I drove down to see my mom and her husband last night for the weekend. I havent had time with my mom alone since my birthday in early February, so we are long overdue.
I was sitting in Doc's den as he was making reservations in late October to Orlando for a medical conference he has to attend every year. I was a little snotty and said how jealous I am. Doc asked if I want to go. I said that of course I wanted to go, but we cant. He said, "Well, you're going." Within minutes, he booked us a hotel (at a really nice hotel in Orlando - Doc doesnt do Comfort Inn!) and had our flights booked. For both Todd and I. I am still in shock at what just happened.
I know that mom has wanted to go on vacation with us for a while now, but things never panned out (and Todd and I are so cheap, our idea of a vacation and theirs are two completely different things.) Well, Orlando is alot more affordable when you dont pay for your airfare and hotel! I told mom that I cannot let them pay for our vacation, and she said, "Buy us dinner." We will do alot more than that, of course, but it just amazes me how generous they are. Todd is in complete disbelief as well. We have been talking about going to Disney for a couple years now. We are finally going to go!