Monday, August 9, 2010

Week 32 • Surprise--Photo Challenge

This weeks challenge at I Heart Faces is the emotion of "Surprise."

These are two of my siblings, my sister Annette and my brother Juan. This was taken the first year my brother and his family had moved up to Ohio. My sister Annette and her son and my husband and I drove up to Ohio that year to spend Thanksgiving with them.

The day after Thanksgiving my brother Juan decided that he wanted to go chop down their very first Christmas Tree in Ohio. Oh what an experience it was going to be. I mean, as Floridians this was quite the event.

So we all piled into our cars and drove out what seemed for a 100 miles to a Christmas Tree Farm. Now what you have to keep in mind is that we are from Sunny Florida. Oh at first the cold was neat and fun and oh look its SNOW!! But after a while? Well, let me continue. We get to the farm and my brother, his wife and his children all take off to find their perfect tree. There was singing and laughing and just plain joy in the air. All the native Floridians ventured out into the cold, snowy weather in search of "The Tree." Note: My husband, who was born and raised in New Jersey stayed behind in the warm Country Store where they served hot cider and cocoa.

So, after being out in the weather and going up one isle and down the other of what seemed to be identical trees, well lets just say there was little singing at that point. So my brother gathers the family and goes back to the store and picks out THE TALLEST Christmas tree (that had already been cut down). He was so proud of his here I have a photo of my unsuspecting sister Annette and my very surprised brother with his tree!!!

And we all joined my husband in the store and sat around the big pot belly stove and drank cocoa and hot cider!! True story. Fun Day!!!

Now make sure you go and check out all the other amazing entries at I Heart Faces.


Ed Cueto said...

Cool story....Annette looks all ready to pose and there is picture crasher in the

Anna said...

Haha, I LOVE the face!