Sunday, July 06, 2008

Surprise, surprise, surprise

I am not big on surprises. Being the planner that I am, well, surprises just don't fit into my well thought out plans. Yesterday Husband wanted to go to Easton to do some shopping and let the kids play in the sprinkle areas. I must have eaten something funky on the 4th because my tummy was a bit queasy. I promptly told him I really wasn't in the mood to drive 40 minutes to take the kids to run around in some water fountain just because I needed some of my Bobbi Brown makeup. He tempted me with shopping at Nordstroms and my old best friend, Ann Taylor Loft. I did need a couple of things so I gobbled some tummy meds and off we went after lunchtime.

I scored some super sales at GapKids. I was able to buy one, get one half off of my favorite flip flops. Best of all, the Bobbi Brown sales girl didn't have my tinted sunscreen makeup in stock, so she gave me the sample one she had just opened that morning for FREE! I had told her it was almost my 40th birthday. She kept saying, "You really don't look 40!" All I could say was thank you.

We finally headed home around 3:45.....Husband takes the kids the long way on this super windy road with mongo hills. He is whipping around the curves in my mom-wagon like its some race car. We pull up into the driveway and I notice his sister's cars amongst others...some even parked on the street. What the??

We walk around back to the porch area....every old family friend of Husbands I know is there. Sister-in-law M and J, along with my mother-in-law pulled off a surprise 40th birthday party. I was quite surprised. They made this board with random pics through the past years....yes, even those scary prom pics were on the board. Everyone signed it with a silver pen.

They had all of my favorite foods: sushi, my Greek pasta salad , beef tenderloin, beer butt chicken, and chocolate chocolate chip cake (made into muffins) with whipped cream cheese frosting.


We capped the night off with sparklers....remember I think all fireworks are for me!




I was genuinely thankful to be surrounded my Husband's lifelong friends. It was a great surprise, even if I didn't plan on it!

13 comments:

Libby said...

Oh my gosh what fun! Is the official day Tuesday?

Brandt! said...

That's great! What a great surprise .. 40 isn't sooo bad .. haha ..!

MamaGeek said...

What an awesome suprise! And Easton? Oh that makes me envious. I just scored some SUPAH deals at our Gap too.

40 is the new 30, or so I hear. :)

And I love the shot, I've been futzing with the sprinklers to get a cool shot to no avail yet!

Jen said...

I'm glad you were able to enjoy your surprise!

I'm like you, I'd rather have a plan & know about it. (and maybe even control it, lol.)

tommie said...

libby- yes......oh me oh my 4-0 here I come.

mamageek-Easton is so fun! Do you miss it?

brandt-(that seems so wierd to write since I know you):

jen- hadn't ever thought of it that way....but yes, that is it. ALL ABOUT CONTROL!

The Kept Woman said...

Awwwww! I've never had a surprise birthday but that was so sweet (and yeah, I'd probably freak out about it but the thought was really great)!!! Happy birthday and congrats on the shopping scores!

Monogram Queen said...

That's great I had one for my 41st as things were in a bit of an upheaval on my 40th. Husband did REAL good! Happy Birthday Tommie!

susan said...

How simply delightful of your husband to arrange all that for you! (even if you don't like surprises!)

On a limb with Claudia said...

Hurray for Hubby! He's totally awesome. I'm so delighted you found each other.

AND, of course, Hurray for Tommie! Happy Belated birthday! I'm so glad you celebrated in real style.

megz_mum said...

Wow, that is wonderful! It is great you had no idea at all, hard to make total surprises!

Wendy said...

WOW! I hope I get something that nice done for me when I turn 40! Looks like you had a great time!

Janet said...

yippee for surprise parties! I've always wanted one...

Glad you had a great time :-)

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