Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Surprise

I haven't seen my dad and that side of the family for over 14 years. My parents separated many years ago, and I grew up with the maternal side of my family, reuniting with my half-brother on my dad's side when I was around 17. We've since spent many Christmases escaping to the movies to catch up, but this year, we hatched a plan to surprise my dad's parents - and my dad too.

I decided to crash the McKenzie gathering, and have my brother film the result.

 

(Also pleaaase ignore just how Southern I sound. Jeeezus)

Anyway seconds after that video was shot my dad walked into the house. Surprise!!! 

21 comments:

  1. I'm totally blown away by your post. Merry Christmas, dear Meagan. You are awesome. XXOO

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  2. Wonderful! I love a surprise like this. Thanks for sharing, it's a joy.

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  3. Aww, this is so cute! What a wonderful surprise!!

    Merry Christmas Megan!

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  4. Oh Megan, how wonderful. Merry Christmas!

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  5. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing!!! So nice.

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  6. Oh, wow. Your emotions must have been in major turmoil anticipated and experiencing this. I hope it all worked out the way you wanted. I applaud your initiative. Merry Christmas. (P.S., Love the new look of the blog.)

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  7. What a wonderful surprise Megan. That was very nice of you. I'm sure your grandparents and dad were very happy to see you. Your voice is very southern sounding LOL It is so cute!

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  8. Wow, way to go Megan. You are a Southern belle, so sweet to hear it. Congrats for breaking on through.

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  9. Wow! What a special surprise! Hope all went well. Merry Christmas!

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  10. I cannot see or hear the video because I am at work but the surprise & the thought behind it sound lovely. It was a special, unusual Christmas for you. ;-)

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  11. You made me cry! So happy for you guys!

    So puzzled that you did not sound very Southern when we met :o

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  12. Oh how sweet. It was a lovely surpise I am sure. Your grandmother looked so happy! I miss my grandparents so much at this time of year.

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  13. What a wonderful surprise! Your accent is awesome! My grandparents are from West Virginia and Alabama, so I sound Southern at times even though I grew up in Massachusetts.

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  14. You sound so Southern! Really cute. :)

    That must have been such an emotional day for you. What a nice surprise. It's been nearly 10 years since I've seen my biological family...but I have no desire to see them (and for my own safety too).

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  15. You have the sweetest accent! I love hearing your voice. :) What an awesome surprise for your family.

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  16. Awww, this made me tear up. I love your Tennessee accent. It is Tennessee, right? I grew up a few hours north of there in southern Illinois and I didn't think we had a very southern accent...but boy, you just travel about 50 min. south to Paducah, KY and it's like night and day. There must be an invisible line where you cross into southern speak country. haha

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  17. Oh, Megan, I think this is ADORABLY sweet and precious!! You sound just as sweet as you always seem in your posts. You amaze me because your fashion sense is so strong and is sort of -- well -- you remind me of someone tough who might go out and look for a fugitive, like the girl in True Grit, and yet there's a sweetness there. Of course, I only know you through the blog, but isn't it fun to learn things about people through their writing and their style?!!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  18. That was soooo sweet of you! Your family must have really appreciated seeing you! (I'm speaking as a mom whose daughter didn't speak to her for three years. It was the worst time in my life.)

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