Monday, February 24, 2014

Surprise, You're 60 3 Weeks Early

My dad has never had a surprise birthday party ever. No matter what he has always figured it out. So since this year he is turning 60 we knew we had to do it. We started planning months ago but time flew by and before we knew it, it was time for the party. All the siblings stayed at my younger brother and his wife's house the night before so dad wouldn't wonder why we were all in town.
Then on  Saturday morning we woke up and headed to the church to finish up. I then got the text..... THEY WERE 2 MINS AWAY!!!
We quickly turned off the lights and gathered together.
Finally he walked through the door and was completly shocked. Seeing his face was worth every second of planning.

 We all said our hellos and shared hugs and just really enjoyed all being together.

You could tell the birthday boy was pretty happy.

My gift to him I have been working on for months and when I say months I mean months. I started telling people about my idea last August. Yes I am a little crazy about things being organized and on time. I reached out to some of his old and new friends and got them to write letters about memories they had with dad. I then put them in matching envelopes and put them in a lantern (it will go great at the Florida house).
 I talked to mom yesterday and she said dad was sitting on the porch in the sun reading all of his letters and just loving them.

We then enjoyed some yummy food and fellowship.

This little man sure does enjoy food.

Isn't he just perfect!!

After our bellies were stuffed we all gathered in front of the projector screen to watch the slide show we made for him. There were defiantly some pictures in there that brought back many memories.
And what is a birthday without cake?

Mom worked so hard to find a pirate cake and it ended up being perfect.

Even though sometimes it is gross, I love how lovey dovey my parents are.

Daddy &  I
I was glad that the preacher and his wife (my second family) got to make it. He will be marrying Shaun and I in June.

Family picture time....oh wait who is missing.....??

There Josh is :)

“... I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity.”
John Green,

My second mother. Oh the memories we have.

Afterwards we all headed back to my parents and got in comfy clothes and just hung out the rest of the evening.

The next day Shaun and I headed back to the Upstate to do a little babysitting.

I was in baby heaven.

Everything this weekend was perfect and I would have not changed a thing. So lucky for my family and especially my 60 year old daddy :)
Day 4:
Breakfast: omelet with spinach and mozz cheese.
Lunch: grilled chicken wrap with pickles
Snack: pop chips (100 cals)
Dinner: Thai - chicken and veggies
Day 5:
Breakfast: 2 eggs with wheat toast and jelly
Lunch: wheat chicken quesadilla with corn
Snack: popchips
Dinner: side salad with ginger dressing, 6 inch subway club on wheat (ham, turkey and roast beef) and sun chips
Dessert. small bowl of dark choclate pecan special k cereal with light almond milk. ( I was super hungry last night)

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