Peter threw a surprise party for me Friday night at the Moose Hall! My friend Ronda who lives in Florida asked him a while back if anything was going on for my 40th. Peter is in the midst of planning a family reunion and his family is enormous so it takes a lot of work. Even still he managed to pull this off! What a great guy huh?
Ronda called last week to say she was coming in for a few days. She does this often so I thought nothing of it. Besides, my birthday already past. Because school was closed on Friday I had to work 10 hours at the daycare and that wipes me out. I was looking forward to going out for dinner with Peter and Ronda and getting to bed early because I had a long busy weekend ahead. My niece turned 18 and her party was Saturday. (I thought maybe they were having a cake for me since everybody would already be there). Anyway I still had to go grocery shopping very early on Saturday to cook for the party and had to take Casey to softball tryouts, oh and buy some Easter things for the kids.
Peter tells me we are making a quick stop to check out a DJ for the reunion. Since he had me check out the estate location for the reunion I didn't think much. That is until we walked into the Moose and there was silence.
It was so awesome to see all these wonderful people there! This was a true celebration in every sense of the word. There were a few times through the years with my health that I was not too sure that I would see 40! Let's just say that I had my moments. But I decided that no matter what, I will live pretty much as long as I want. At least another 40 years and they are going to be fabulous!!!!
The hall looked wonderful!! My family did such a great job decorating! My cake had my baby picture on it and there were balloons everywhere. Peter gave my sister Lisa a bunch of pictures and she made 3 huge framed collages with such awesome pictures!! I still can't get over how much I love them and I will cherish them more than anything!! I joked and told her that if I die then these will be great for the funeral home! lol
Anyway, I will be posting pictures on my site in the very near future. My cousin Iris took what I think will be some great photos and Peter has some that I may start scanning in this weekend.
My brother-in-law Curt was taking video and my nephew Alex edited it. I was shaking as I walked into the hall but I don't think you can tell on the video. Maybe I'll post a clip from that as well.
All I know is that I have a ton of thank you cards to send out. I am actually going to enjoy this as I am more thankful this year than ever!!
Love and light,