February 25, 2013



It’s been two weeks. I think I’m finally ready to talk about my birthday. I spent the day doing things I love – reading kind emails and facebook wishes, opening a few cards and packages, and going to lunch with my best friend. I didn’t clean house. I didn’t do dishes. Instead, I told Hannie B. to make a mac 'n cheese dinner for the little boys and I went to Big C.’s last basketball game and then planned to go to a favorite local restaurant with my sweetie. No big deal. Just a calm, quiet fortieth.

When we got home to drop Big C off after the game, I went in to kiss Owlie goodnight and was met by a gaggle of people in my dark house – my DIRTY house – screaming “SURPRISE!!!!”

My sneaky best friend went against my wishes and created a beautiful night for me with close friends and family. It was just the perfect way to end my day. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. It was so beautiful and full of handcrafted lovely details!


And here’s me with Owlie right after the birthday girl sash was put on and I blew out some candles! Thank you to all my “peeps”. You know who you are.This party truly started off what is going to be the best years of my life!  I am so blessed to have each of you in my life!

PS. Mom, sorry I thought you were lame on my birthday. Really you were just being sneaky. 

PPS. Thank you Hannie B for shoving all the “dirty house” into trash bags and putting it in RedDog’s room. The house looked very, very clean . . . for that night.


Apis Melliflora said...

Dear Best friend who went against her wishes: you rock! Way to be sneaky!

Ronalin said...

You deserve a happy and blessed year! Love you!

Aiketa said...

I'm happy to read about your surprise birthday party!!! I love all the details on the decoration! So beautiful. Everyone, even though they might have said they didn't want a surprise party, always end up loving having a party! And I think everyone deserves one from time to time.

Hannie B. is a gem.

AllisonK said...

What a lovely surprise! Happy 40th again!