Of course, once the clock hit around 3 am, I was just about beat. I found myself hallucinating behind the wheel of the car--hitting the noise makers on the side of the road and startling my sister. "What the...!" she started as I tried to wake up. "Sorry!" I told her and slapped my face. "Hey, is that truck heading for us?" The headlights seemed to be coming straight towards us. I slammed on the brakes, in the middle of the highway, thinking this truck was going to hit us. Ummm, no. I wasn't seeing clearly at all. I drove a few more miles and just had to pull over. Joelle would be driving for awhile... And she did for a few hours. When I drove again, the GPS kept taking me onto the business route. Not knowing where I was going, I kept taking it. Not good. It was when I was creeping through this tiny no-inhabitants-that-could-be-seen town, when this dog came out of nowhere barking at my car. I had to swerve onto the other side of the road to miss hitting this dog! "WHAT THE...!" my sister started as she woke up. "Just a dog," I replied and kept on trucking! Always an adventure...
We rolled into Fort Worth around 11 in the morning. The room wasn't quite ready (granted we were four hours early for check in), so decided to head on over to the good ole' Cracker Barrel. The eats were pretty good (I munched on a kids' grilled cheese) and the people watching was spectacular. Seriously. We fit right in! =) An hour later the room was ready for us and we hit the hay. Four hours later we all woke up, took showers, and got ready for the big moment. I was so anxious and nervous and excited to see my BFF!
And it was a great moment. It was a great baby shower. I couldn't stop rubbing on that baby belly or hugging on her. And yes, I surprised her like none other. That's just what BFFs do.
The best part of the trip wasn't the surprise, it was getting to baby shop and just do the things that best friends are supposed to do--have lunch, gossip, and just be. On our last evening there her husband made all of us this kick ass dinner, and it was great. They're a wonderful couple, who are going to make amazing parents. Their love is real--I'm just so thankful to be a part of their life. This summer I know I'll be making another trek down to Texas, so I can spoil my new little niece Olivia! I absolutely cannot wait to see this little girl, as I love her already!