Okay, so Saturday was my birthday.
Friday, we worked on the yard until 10 o'clock at night. I of course, was in heaven.
Planting, and arranging flowers, etc.
I love my new white picket fence, and so we were getting the yard work done to match.
My gift from Damon was the fence, & $200 to spend at Lowe's on flowers.
THAT ROCKS. So of course, I can't WAAAAAIT to get them in all in the ground & we stayed out until 10pm doing that.
Well...it's a good thing we did....b/c on Saturday, there was a surprise party at my house that I was completely unaware of.
So, on Saturday, I went out to lunch with my mom & Aunt Loraine. We went to the Cheesecake Factory...which I just LLLLLLOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE!
For an appetizer, we had Fried Macaroni & Cheese.
What? Yes....Fried Macaroni & Cheese, and it was AWESOME.
After that, I had the usual: Portobello On A Bun. So messy, but so good.
And then....Hello Northpark. Anyone up for a little shopping??
We had a great time. Helped Loraine find some swimsuits for the beach. I got two summer dresses, and actually wore one of them home from the store.
And then we headed home....it was raining (really light, but still wet...)
Went in.... I thought, "oh, how nice, he cleaned the house for me."
Put his father's day gift away.
Went to the bedroom to drop off my shopping bag....and noticed how INCREDIBLY messy our room was!
Started walking through the house to find Damon, and out on my back patio were family & friends, and they all yelled "SURPRISE!"
He & my dad arranged for Melissa & Colin to come in from St.Louis!
Several of my friends were there!
Family was there! Neighbors were there!
Oh, just what a great time.
My mom & Aunt Loraine made the most wonderful cake. (strawberry cake is my favorite. I LOVE it!)
Hanging out in the backyard...
(yes, I know, I look pregnant in the dress. I'm not...so, move on.)
Damon cooked a brisket all day.
He made the best food!
Here are a few of us eating in the den...
And then we moved into the dining room for cake!
Trystan liked the strawberries!
And Gage ate icing by the handful!
And so...we partied. We ate. We drank. We had cake. Opened gifts, and stayed up late!
Even Gage went to bed a little later than his usual time...which worked out well for us the next morning as he slept later than he ever has in his whole life!
Anyway...finally, around 2:30, all of the guests were gone except Colin & Melis. She & I slipped into our jammies, and I ate some more!
They were flying out on Sunday morning...so, they had to drop off the rental car, & check in for their flight, which left at 5:45. So, they had to get up at 3:45 in the morning!
It was a very good day.
A very LONG day...but very good.
My husband threw an AWESOME surprise party. Happy 29th to me!
Labels: Family, Friends, Holidays, Parties