Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I'm overwhelmed. My husband hatched a plan long ago to throw me a surprise birthday party and boy, was I surprised! I am turning 30 on July 14 so he thought he might as well throw me a party a month before-hand so I wouldn't suspect anything! WOW! It was on Saturday (June 21st). I had gone to Boston to hang out with a good friend of mine all day Friday...the plan was to have ice cream, window shop, do dinner, go see a movie, and then go dancing. I was to stay at her house for the evening and then do breakfast and pedicures the next day. This all in itself is big doin's for me since I rarely get out. I was so excited! When I got home on Saturday afternoon there was a HUGE tent in the yard and piles and piles of people waiting to surprise me. I saw my family and my friends all standing there...it was just too much for words. My husband even went so far as to have it catered so he could spend time enjoying the event without worrying about preparing the food and appetizers. He arranged for everyone to bring a photo with me in it and to write a personal note on the back. He had them all displayed on a board (and also in a pile at the back because there were too many to fit!) and when I got to take them off the board the next day there were so many fun messages and notes to read. When they brought out the cake and sang "Happy Birthday" to me I started to cry. I couldn't help it and felt so silly...but it just felt so darn great to know I had so many people who love me and care. The gifts were all fun and thoughtful and I hope everyone had a great time...I sure did! Thanks to everyone who came and helped make the day so special to me. I will always remember it and it soothes the sting of turning the big three-oh. Much love to everyone for coming such distances to share in the fun, most of all to my amazing husband who organized every detail himself and pulled off such a fun surprise. I feel so special and lucky every day because of you Chris. No words will ever be able to mean it enough. Nothing I want to say seems to measure up to the gratitude I have. I love you! I don't have much for pictures of the day yet; so posted here are a few. A good friend took a bunch of "professional" photos and I will be sure to post some favorites some other day when I have them!