Now the big reveal! I apologize for not doing a second post after work yesterday. I was just too wiped out. So here is what happened Saturday… I was able to pull off a surprise birthday party for Chris! 🥰 I am so happy that he liked it! I so wanted to tell all of you how plans were coming together as I went along (I’ve been working on it for about a month) but since he reads my blog…. 😁
But here’s how it went down: I had two of our friends come over to “watch horror movies.” I had decided ahead of time that I was going to send the guys out to go get pizza so I could get everyone over. Once the guys walked out the door Erin and I started pulling things out of the shed (I had stashed decorations and food fixing’s in bags out there the night before when I got home) and I fielded messages of guests on their way. As guests arrived I had them park across the street at our awesome neighbor’s (who also came along for the festivities) so Chris would be none the wiser when they got back home. When the guys got back I had everyone behind me so when Chris came around the corner into the kitchen I said, “I love you!” followed by everyone yelling, “SURPRISE!!!!!” I loved so see the happiness spread across his face as he realized what was going on. ❤️
I didn’t realize how lucky I was to get everyone out to the house until afterward. I guess some of them did not really go out and about to events but they did for Chris. And I honestly think that is a testament to how they feel about him versus me getting lucky. I am just grateful that everyone was able to come over. And the fact that none of us gave it away is AMAZING! I knew I almost spilled the beans a few times (both on here and face to face). I guess I was not the only one. But we pulled it off and I couldn’t be prouder!
And I hear more ice chunks falling from the sky…🙄 I had intended to do this earlier but a thick blanket of clouds was moving in fast to cover the blue sky and sun that we woke up to so I decided to run out and get a few last minute photos before all the light was gone. Reminds me I need to check the bird feeder when I am done since the weather has turned. (The weather for the party was AWESOME! We even had the doors open!) I had planned to put my shepard’s hook by the road yesterday and hang a bucket with some treats for kids but it started raining and the wind picked up quite a bit. I am bummed about that. I have a few kids that were going to stop by just for that and to say hi but….
Wow that bird feeder is busy! I count atleast 10 birds of various sizes getting food. I had better get on the ball! Tomorrow should be more leisurely as I have no cleaning to do (lol, Chris figured out why I was so determined to get the house looking so good) and no meeting until Thursday night. Part of me hopes that it is like this so I will be more inclined to just curl up and write and read. I had better wrap this up and add photos. Thank you for reading and commenting! Stay safe!