I've recently joined a gym as part of a decision to get back into better shape. I go almost every day at around 3 in the afternoon. Sometime last week, my sister e-mailed me and said she was coming to Provo to do some things and wondered if she could stop by my house to visit (she lives about 45 minutes away). She said she wouldn't be able to stop by until 2:30, so she asked if I could go to the gym later in the day. I replied in an email and said that would work, I then asked what she had to do in Provo.
I never got a response back from her and didn't think much about it until this morning when I was planning my day out. I started to get really worry that something was wrong and she needed to come talk with me face to face about something. I got a little more anxious still when Tim came home for the afternoon. I was worried that Kristen (my sister) would be uncomfortable talking about whatever it was in front of Tim.
Oh little did I know!
So I was on the phone with my parents, first my mom, and then my dad, just talking away and looking out our window. I was wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt because I was going to the gym in an hour or so.
So I'm looking out the window and then I think I see my sister drive by. But our neighbor's have a car similar to hers, so I figure it must be them. Then I see this car pull up slowly on the street, but I don't think much of it because it goes out of my view. A minute or so later, another car that I don't recognize pulls up and stops outside my house on the street). I can't see the people getting out very well, but I know that I don't know them. Next I see the car that I thought was my sister's drive by again. And then? I see my sister-in-law drive by and I am almost positive it's her. It continues to get better, because Lecia (my sister-in-law) drove by two more times! I'm a little perplexed now but still don't think much of it. Then a white car pulls up and stops on the street in front of our neighbor's house. I didn't recognize the car, until my aunt gets out of it! I'm so confused, so I change windows to get a better view and see my sister, my aunt, and two other people I don't know all talking on the sidewalk. I told my dad that I needed to go and hung up the phone. I continue to watch the people, while Tim is totally just sitting on the couch, not wondering what's going on at all. And then I see the lady I don't know pull out a microphone with a news label on it. I tell Tim and he casually says, "maybe you should change your shirt."
ACK! I quickly run into my room and change both my shirt and pants, but there's no time to fix the hair or put on makeup because the door is being knocked on! Tim tells me I'd better answer it. So I open the door and there is the woman with the microphone, a man with a video camera, my sister, my sister-in-law, and my aunt!
I forget the woman's name, but she was from KSL5 and was giving me a "High 5." She said that they seek to recognize people who have changed others lives for the better and that my sister had nominated me for a high five! So we gave high fives and then she interviewed me a little, while I'm standing there dumbfounded on my doorstep. She also interviewed my sister, Kristen. All the while, Peter is jumping and throwing his blanket in the background.
Then they wanted to get some shots of me playing with the boys, so we tried that, but it's hard to stage playing, especially when you know people are watching. Then my best friend Janet came! She had walked from her house to mine with three kids 3 and under!!!! She is amazing! They interviewed her as well and Janet says such good stuff in front of the camera! I hope they show mostly her and Kristen, and not so much me.
Anyways, we got a gift bag that's got some passes in it for some places and a few other items. All in all, it was a really cool thing and I'm honored that my sister thought to nominate me! And now it makes sense why Tim spent his afternoon home cleaning our house (they told my sister that they might film inside or outside my house). They said that they air their high 5s on Friday mornings around 6:30, but the woman didn't know if it would be this Friday or the next one. So once I find out, I'll let you know. I guess you can also see it on ksl.com after it'll be on t.v.
(Sorry if that ended abruptly. While in the middle of the last paragraph, Benjamin started screaming and I went to check and blood was oozing out of his mouth (and wouldn't stop). We've now got everything under control, but I lost my train of thought and just ended the story soon thereafter.)
Thanks for the High 5 KSL and everyone who was in on it!