This past weekend I got to do something I have always wanted to do. My wife and I decided on whim to fly to North Dakota and surprise my mom and dad by showing up unannounced. It was every thing I had hoped for and more.

I have been so excited about losing over 100 pounds and wanted to show my parents before I woke up and it was all a dream. They had not seen me since about 75 pounds ago so it was time to go show them what I had been doing. I had contacted my brother to help me pull it off. He invited my parents over for a cocktail party to celebrate my nephew Jay being back in town for the baseball off-season. He picked us up from the airport and hid us in his garage until my parents arrived and then led them out the garage to begin the party where they found an unexpected guest waiting. Check out the fun here.

A highlight of the trip for me was getting on a plane and being able to lower the tray on the seat and not have it rest on my belly slanted. BOOM!

Brian Gary, TSM

It was worth every penny to go home. I needed a hit of family. I got to spend some great time with my brother Mike.

Kyla Flaa, TSM
Brian Gary, TSM

     My wife got to surprise her family and show up at their huge annual Oktoberfest party.

Kyla Flaa, TSM

     I got to sit with my brother, father, and nephews and watch the Viking game....priceless.

Brian Gary, TSM

There is nothing like a good dose of family. Thanks for a weekend I will cherish forever. I love my blood.