Surprise! Guess where I am???  I’ll give you a hint.  It looks like this outside:

Ew.  Not much of a view of my parents’ backyard.  But, yep!  I’m in Michigan!!!

I flew in late last night as a sneaky surprise for my mama!

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, my mom’s first novel The Wrong Guy came out this week!

My mom is a published author!!!  How cool is that?!?  The launch party for the book is this Sunday, and I’m so glad it worked out that I can be there!  Plus, it was so fun to surprise my mom last night.  She was already in bed when I got home, so I think the fact that she was half asleep added to the surprise.  She just kept hugging me and saying, “Melissa!  You’re here!”  Once she recovered, we immediately made plans for lunch and shopping after she’s done at work this morning.  YAY for lunch and shopping with mom! 😀

This morning, I have the house to myself.  It’s so nice to be surrounded by the comforts of home.  Even though my apartment is my home now, there’s nothing like the feeling of being back in your parents’ house.  Last night, I enjoyed sleeping in my childhood bed with this little guy:

Puddles!  He is well-loved. 🙂

And now, I’m poking around the house with coffee in my favorite mug:

Fun fact: when I’m home, I want my coffee in this mug.  I swear it tastes better!

In case you’re interested, here are some of my favorite spots:

The living room a.k.a. “The White Room.”  I’ve always called it that.  I mean, it is white.  OK, maybe more cream, but let’s not split hairs now!

Dining room–love the table and hutch in this room.  We stopped in North Carolina on the way to a wedding in Hilton Head several years ago and my parents bought this furniture.  I have great memories of not only the family meals we’ve shared in this room, but also of picking out the furniture that went into it.  Isn’t it funny how we form attachments to things?

Here’s where the magic happens!  My mom’s study where she’s written 3 books now!

But it’s not all business in there.  We’ve got a cozy spot to curl up with said books, too! 🙂

We have plenty of furniture, but my family likes to sit on the floor right in front of the fire.  Anyone else’s family do this???  For now, I’m lounging here.  But later, I’ll probably spend some time here:

And much later, I might have to go in here:

Because that’s where we keep this:

Hmmm . . . may be time to restock! 😉

Enjoy your day!  I’ll be busy with family this weekend, but I’ll try to update whenever I get a chance.  Have a happy weekend!  😀


3 thoughts on “Surprise!

  1. Kira says:

    So fun that you could surprise your mom! I’m about a third of the way through her book and really enjoying it. I’ve been getting the word around about it too. Hoping it does awesome!

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