Surprise Birthday Party!

Monday, October 14, 2013

I was born in 1983.
In my favorite season, fall.
October actually.
And to be specific on the 20th.

All this to say, I'm turning 30 on Sunday.

The big 3-0.

The transition was made all the easier by wonderful husband though! Tony planned and pulled off my first surprise birthday party, by hosting it a few weeks early! Turns out, when you start planning for something 6 months in advance, things can turn out pretty well!

First my Mom nonchalantly asked if we wanted to join them for dinner on a random Friday night. I wasn't sure whether that would work for Tony or I, as business has been booming and Tony had so much to do around the house, to prep it for rental.

My Mom didn't push too hard, but followed up again and I told her I still hadn't talked with Tony. Finally, one night after Tony picked the kids up from my Moms, he mentioned that's she'd asked about dinner and that he thought it was a good idea.

And that about sums it up.

I was completely non-the-wiser, but thought my Mom was a little stressed about Dusty facing some sort of car issue that she wouldn't elaborate on when I came to pick up the kids the night of the party. Turns out, the issue was that I was there, while Dusty was trying to come home with a car full of balloons!

I hadn't had a chance to shower before leaving for work that day and practically wore the only skirt and shirt I could find that went together, but I spruced up a bit before we left. Tony confided in me just yesterday that he was glad to see that I took just a few spare moments to do it! Hah!

We were on time, for once, and walked in to a hostess who after we were both searching the books for our party, all of the sudden said "Oh, yes! Over here." Turns out, Tony had been motioning to her that we were with the party! We started walking towards the back, where I'd identified a group of people as soon as we walked in . . . not knowing they were my people!

It still seems completely surreal and I'm sure I had the lamest reaction, as I sloooowly processed that they were all here for me!

Tony did such a great job and I felt incredibly loved to have family, church friends, old friends, college friends and high school friends all jumbled together.


Gina Horkey said...

Happy Birthday to you! What a sweet family:-)

Kier said...

Happy birthday! I am so happy I was able to spend some time with you at the party!

Danielle Lyn said...

What a fun surprise! Happy birthday! 30 isn't so bad :)

Kate @ When Hello Means Goodbye said...

What a sweet surprise! Happy birthday! I love October too!

AJ said...

Your reaction was just wonderful, my dear :) We all knew you were surprised and happy and all that!

Jeannie said...

How fantastic!! What a great surprise :) I hope you have the most fantastic day Saturday!


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