Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Day of Surprises!

Hillary and Patrick flew in late Friday night to spend all day Saturday, July 25th with us.  For my 2nd day in a row, we went to breakfast at my favorite place Penny Ann's Cafe.  We headed up to Snowbird after that, rode the tram to the top, went through the tunnel and hiked the 4 miles to the base.

We grabbed lunch on the way home and then Hillary and I went to get manicures.  Needless to say, I didn't know this was solely to get me out of the house for an hour so to enable the guys to get my 50th birthday surprise party ready!  When Hillary and I got home, John had parked a couple of his construction trucks in front of the garage so I had to walk in the front door.  And there you have it!

It was fun to see so many new friends and old--especially Frankie Barney who was at my 16th surprise birthday party when my parents took us to Disneyland!

Heather Passey made two beautiful cakes--my favorite flavors of peanut butter and chocolate was the on the cake I blew out the candles.  Other party guests brought additional treats, chips and salsas to go with the meal from catered from Costa Vida.

After everyone left and we'd cleaned up, Hillary presented me with an amazing birthday book full of letters and memories from family and friends which I'm sure too her hundreds of hours to compile.  It's beautiful!

Cooper got a bit attached to Patrick this visit...

What a fabulous way to begin my 50th year!  Hats off to this incredible daughter of mine who did the majority of the work and pulled it off!!


Shauna said...

What an AWESOME birthday celebration!!!!!!! Sorry I missed it, but my thoughts were with you all the way!!!! xo

mackyton said...

I am glad that you enjoyed your day and had fun with family. I also want to plan a similar party for my mom at best DC venues. Can you give me few party planning suggestions as well as ideas for selecting a good venue?