My husband travels a lot.

We are very used to his schedule at this point.

When he first started traveling more he once mentioned that he would often look for us at the top of the escalators hoping we would be waiting with all the other people.

I have traveled more this year than I have since I worked full time.

On my last trip home I was on the final escalator and I was thinking how amazing it would be if my whole little family was waiting for me at the top.

I held my breath almost believing they would be there……..and they were not.

I knew right then that the kids and I needed to surprise Kelly the next time he traveled.

Kelly was gone all last week and his flight didn't land until 9:40 Friday night!

They made signs and I kept them busy all night running errands and taking them out to dinner to keep them awake.


The airport is about an hour away and we arrived about an hour before Kelly's plane landed.

If you are having a bad day and need a pick me up I highly recommend the waiting area of the airport.

There is no way you can stand there without smiling with all the people running up to each other, jumping into each others arms, smiling so big because someone special is waiting for them… was truly lovely.


We were all so excited at this point.


Every time a huge group of people came up the escalator we were searching everywhere hoping to see daddy!


FINALLY we saw him.

He didn't see us in the crowd of people and we started yelling for him.

I was yelling "Kelly" and the kids were yelling "daddy".

You would thinking we were welcoming home a war hero…..but we were just excited to have our daddy home.


He was so surprised and he called and texted me on the way home telling me how much he loved us.


The kids think we are doing it again next time….I think we will wait awhile:-)