As I write this, my family is all together back home for my sister's baby shower. Even though I was not able to fly out, I am there in heart! I remember how sad I was that my family wouldn't see me when I was pregnant (with Drew). And if my surprise shower wasn't enough, they brought out my special gift: my mom & sister Megan! They had secretly flown out to see me. I wish I could have "gotten them back" on this occasion, but not this time! We did, however, surprise my mom for Drew's 1st Christmas (2004)! She had NO CLUE we were coming. My dad even had to make up some lame excuse to get out of the house to pick us up from the airport! She had no clue until she walked in the room and there was Drew sitting under the tree. I think she said, "Who's kid is that???" I don't think it clicked until we jumped out and yelled SURPRISE! Anyway, I do miss not being with my family today, but hopefully soon we'll be heading out to Chicago!