we surprised my family and showed up at mum and dad's door mid-December for Christmas. both my younger bros were away or with the wife's family this year so the homestead needed a few more bodies.
my dad's face was blank with shock when he opened the door and my mum just kept saying 'i can't believe it'. it was brilliant! :)
what a treat to be there for christmas - got the chance to go to a REAL running store, went to mongolian grill, mcmenamins (twice), kev and julie's massive christmas party, and then christmas eve watching old slides and eating peppernuts, christmas day with raclette... it was lovely.