Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Party Time!!!

Know what's a total bummer...to take about 100 pictures and find that only half of them came out. I don't know what was going on with my camera (or the operator) but a lot of the pictures I took at hubby's surprise party were horrible! His sister took a bunch of pictures too and I'm really hoping hers turned out better than mine.

But...I did find a few that were worth sharing.

Shoot...even the goods ones are harder to see once uploaded. Well, here's what I got. This button says: "I'm not old I'm a recycled teenager"















The wind decided to blow on Saturday...and I do mean blow! I don't know how hard it was actually blowing, but it had been forecast to be out of the west at 25. The kids, however, weren't the least bit deterred by the whitecaps pounding them and they stayed in the water all afternoon. (Just as a point of reference - the river is about three miles wide where our house is located so it actually seems more like a lake than a river)















I really wish you could see this picture better. Each of these guys has three beers. Craig, on the left, has them all in one hand. And I don't think they were getting them for anyone other than themselves! LOL














Our oldest son Dusty (on the left) went all out on wrapping his present. First, he wrapped it in the Target bag he carried it out of the store in. Then, he wrapped it in two sweatshirts! But he tried and that's what counts.


I really wish I'd had a picture of hubby's face when he looked across the kitchen and saw our oldest son standing there. He lives in Raleigh and we don't get to see him nearly as much as we'd like (I think this is the 3rd time we've seen him since Christmas). He was scheduled to work but on Friday night was able to get someone to cover for him so he could come to the party. That was gift enough for hubby!

So tell me, have you ever planned a surprise party? Did you pull it off? Was it worth all the effort? LOL

Have a fantastic day!!
Peace and Love,
Alannah

4 comments:

Liza said...

Sounds like y'all had lots of fun! I've never really done a big surprise party. We did surprise one of my friends with a visit the year we all turned 30. She didn't know we were coming to Chicago to see her for the weekend, so she was pretty surprised, but it wasn't for a party or anything.

Silver James said...

I don't do surprise parties. LOL! I remember my college boyfriend and roommate planned one for my twentieth b-day. I ended up sitting in the cake. I was soooo mad! I didn't speak to either of them for about a week.

I've never planned one, though I did get tasked with keeping a friend away from a surprise party her husband was throwing for her. She knew something was up because I kept stalling at the mall and she knows I hate shopping. LOL! Luckily, she didn't anticipate that it was a surprise party for her.

That's wonderful that #1 son got to make it. Glad everyone had a great time.

Alannah Lynne said...

Liza, the trip to Chicago sounds great. I surprised my mom like that one time too. I flew to Arizona for her birthday and she had no idea I was coming. My dad picked me up at the airport and then we went to a restaurant.

I was sitting in a back corner booth and he met her outside. All the way to the table she had the strangest look on her face. She said she kept looking at me and thinking, "That looks like Jo" but she couldn't really comprehend it was me until I got up and hugged her. LOL

Silver, we are kindred spirits. My friends would definitely know something was up if I kept stalling at the mall, for the exact same reason. I despise shopping. They would know something was up or they'd be scheduling my phschiatric evaluation.

Lu said...

First of all, I'm totally jealous that your guests were wearing shorts. ANd no jackets or sweaters. LOL
Glad the party went well, looks like a beautiful spot.

My word verification is "pastries". Hm... time for dessert, me thinks.

Lu