Friday, December 21, 2007
Yesterday was my Dad's sixtieth birthday and we surprised him with a party at their house. He was just thinking that we were going to have a family meal, but four other couples showed up for dinner. He had no idea. I did the invitations and was in charge of the decorating and kind of panicked on Wednesday when I hadn't thought of what to do yet...then God gave me some inspiration and the ideas started flowing. Amazingly, I had everything I needed at my house and it all matched the green & brown theme. Of course my Mother cooked up an amazing meal...a pork roast, baked potatoes, mixed vegetables and her delicious cranberry pecan salad. My nephew and niece, Jake & Maci, were the servers...Jake even showed up in a suit with a bow tie. I just told people to give their coats to the Butler. That guy is an ornery kid, though. He kept messing up my decorations and it looks like he got a hold of our camera when we weren't looking. He makes me laugh! After dinner, Mom brought out all these beautiful desserts...this woman is amazing. A s'mores cheesecake, butter pecan cake, peanut butter cheesecake, raspberry cheesecake & homemade truffles. Then from 7:00-9:00 four other families came for a dessert bar open house. What a fun night we had celebrating Dad's 60 years! Happy Birthday, Dad...Love ya!Santa Claus even showed up with some presents for us! Kenny Delegrange and his wife Louise are long time friends of my parents and like an Aunt & Uncle to us.Oh, and we also found out last night that my sister is PREGNANT! Wow, we weren't expecting that news at all, but we are thrilled for them and for us...Jake is hoping for a boy this time.