So a few weeks prior to leaving for Miami I decided that I would replace my return flight from Miami to Roanoke with a flight from Miami to Boston. That way Cyrus would only have to do the 12 hour drive once and I would get to fly the entire trip with Amy. So the plan was finalized. I would fly to Boston on the 15th and Ryan would drive up on the 20th. I wanted to spend more time in Boston then Ryan (go figure).
The best part of planning the trip was that only Rachel, Amy, & myself were in on it. My mom's birthday is August 22nd and we wanted to surprise her with a visit from Cyrus. Of course Ryan's parents knew we were coming home so we could make sure they took a few days off from work. The 23rd is Tom's (Ryan's dad) birthday and our families are usually in NH the weekend of their birthdays so we planned a cookout for that weekend.
So the 15th came....
This video captures the moment perfectly. Liv was so excited that we were surprising Nana she could hardly contain herself.
As you can see the surprise was a hit. The reunion was sweet. I missed my family...I didn't realize how much I missed them until I was with them again in our old kitchen hugging and kissing. Amy, Rae and I have agreed to make great effort to see eachother at least 4 times a year. That was Cyrus will grow up knowing his northern relatives. I'm hoping they will spend Turkey day with us and then we will go home for Christmas, and then they will come down for Cyrus's birthday and then we will go home for 2 weeks in the summer. It sounds like a great plan I hope it happens.