The hardest part (besides keeping the secret) was trying to figure out how to coerce Scott into coming to my house after work on Friday to pick up Ashley. I finally decided to tell him that he'd received a registered letter that he needed to come pick up. He sounded wary and a little annoyed, (the last thing you want to do on a Friday night is make a trip to Mom's...because he's, you know, BUSY.)
But the surprise was a success - believe me, I have enough experience to know that not all surprises are good ones - it was with great relief that this one came off a winner! Don't they look happy? I was able to spend a lovely afternoon with Ashley before Scott came home to monopolize her time.
Ain't love grand?
On another note, we've made some progress on our cabinet, thanks to some great suggestions, and experienced help (THANKS, Nichole!) One more door to be finished yet, and then the varnishing can begin. We're still looking for just the right door handles. I'm not quite sure what I'm looking for but I'll know it when I see it. So here I'll just show you a little hint of how it will look when it's done.