Sunday, October 25, 2009

Andrew's Perspective on the Surprise

My parents and I received multiple letters from Andrew, Nate, and Josh this week and amongst them was Andrew's perspective on my surprise visit to TX. I thought that it gave great insight on the whole thing, especially since it was from his point of view. Almost takes place of a picture since a camera was unavailable at the time of arrival. Enjoy!

"So here's my side of the surprise. I was at the sink scrubbing away while talking to Evan [a fellow paramedic] when Nate came up to me. He told me that cadre pushed him out the door saying that I really needed his help. I can't imagine the puzzled face I must have given him. But I started thinking and I remembered that some guys were going to be playing football that evening. So I told him that of course I needed his help because I needed him on my team. "That's it?" He asked with a puzzled look. (Because it was his turn to have a puzzled expression.) "Uh...Yeah. That's it," I replied just as Josh came rushing in asking what's going on and why did I need his help. He brought the other EMT's along to help. Okay, so it was obviously my turn to have a puzzled face again. I didn't ask for help. I thought us paramedics had the kitchen well under control. But a few extra hands won't hurt so I told them to get to work as I took some dishes to the dish pit. As I was going, I heard some commotion and I turned around to see one of my fellow paramedics smiling. I thought that he must have pulled some crazy prank to get both of my brothers here at that same time. So as I was returning from the dish pit, Matthew Zupke [another paramedic buddy] said I really needed to get on the other side of the wall. "No way!" I thought, "My brothers are beating people up and I had nothing to do with this prank." But I walked over there anyways to see if my fellow paramedics truly did pull a prank on my brothers. And I rounded the corner, I saw the sweet face of the sister that I know so well. I pretty much screamed. I can't remember but I'm sure I squeezed Elisabeth's lungs out. That was the best surprise that happened to me and everybody pulled it off beautifully. I won't be forgetting that anytime soon..."

Monday, September 28, 2009

Surprise Visit to Texas :D

The Lord blessed me with the opportunity of surprising my brothers who are all in Texas at the ALERT Academy for a week. They all had NO idea. :D So it pulled off quite nicely. A friend of mine, Betsy Marr, picked me up at the airport and as we were headed back to the campus, she was able to contact a few fellas that were able to get all the guys in the kitchen...the ultimate surprise spot. Upon arrival, I hid to the best of my ability in the back of the van until Betsy gave me the cue. I waited in the van for a while which was a good thing because Nate pulled up minutes after we parked and parked right next to us. A short while after that Josh walked up. Once they all were in the kitchen, I headed for the kitchen. When I walked in, I heard Josh say something to the effect of, "So why did you all call us to the kitchen?" And there I stood. Nate saw me first and Josh soon to follow. Andrew was on the opposite end so it took him a little longer. That moment with all of them was a little piece of Heaven on earth. It was truly amazing. :D I wasn't able to actually get a picture of their reaction but I did get lots of other pictures!
Together at last! :D

That's my baby brother! :D

A beautiful sunset one evening
Watching the guys play football was a hoot :D
My little buddy...I called him pumpkin even though his name was quite different

Practice makes perfect! Josh is taking my vitals and is doing a fine job too!

I made posters for my brothers before I flew out. Something for them to hang on their walls so that whenever they saw it, they'd not forget how much they are loved. They were so much fun to make! :D

Our last day together

My handsome men. My buddies forever. My favorite brothers. The three joys of my life. My best friends... Oh how I can hardly wait for you all to come home!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Howdy all! :D

Wow it's been a REALLY long time since I have seen a posting template on Blogger!! Way too long to be exact! Many moons have past, much has occured and life has gone on but nothing reported! So sorry!!

For those of you wondering if I am still alive, I truly am. :D My hope is to bring my blog back to life as much as possible and often as possible to inform those, whom I guess check it and have read the same sad story for forever, of life in Elisabeth's world, thoughts, ponderings, and best of! :D

Keep an eye out! =)