Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Surprise

Saturday was right up there with some of the best birthdays I have ever had - and I have had 25 of them. But it didn't seem to be shaping up that way earlier in the day. The plan was to go to lunch, then go to Ryan's church basketball game, go home, get ready and go to a movie that night. I didn't admit it at the time, but it kind of seemed like a ho-hum birthday.

But, we had a good lunch, and though Ryan's game started an hour late, his team won so we had something to celebrate. We got home and I decided that I didn't want to go to a movie but Ryan insisted so we set off to drop Ethan off at my friend Julie's house. I was secretly cursing Ryan for not allowing me to do what I wanted on my own birthday when we opened Julie's front door and almost fell back off the steps. There, screaming "Surprise!" in Julie's living room were so many of my good friends. I'll admit, I started to cry at first, but I don't know that I could have better expressed my combined shock and happiness in any other way.

The party had a Kelly's Office Birthday theme (or non-theme, I guess), complete with the above sign, underinflated black balloons and a completely white cake. They even gave me the choice of an hour nap or an hour of TV. I think I would have taken more photos of all of the delicious food and hilarious stuff had I not been so shocked by it all.
Grand-schemer Julie had several break-downs and tense moments before and after this insanely awesome party, but she has no idea how much it all meant to me. Thanks Julie!



Thanks so much to all of my wonderful friends.

16 comments:

Outnumbered said...

Fun! Wish I could have been there. :)

Paul or Lindsay said...

I just laughed out loud at the b-day sign. It is a statement, after all.

Paul or Lindsay said...

Oh and Happy Birthday!

Chelsea said...

Boo, this makes me even more sad that we couldn't be there (although we might have ruined the party if Kip had thrown up everywhere, ha ha). I still have a gift for you...

mckenzie said...

you should have mentioned the bacon cheeseburgers. so genius. love that shirt too!

Lincs and Ali said...

ha ha I loved that you put that pic of me on the best toy ever invented... Although it seriously made me sick... I am glad you had a happy b-day!

rachel said...

Yay! Happy birthday! I'm so glad we're friends! Clap! Clap!

Valerie said...

It was so much fun helping Julie execute everything! Oh and she got pics of all the food. You can get them from her.

Karissa Kay said...

Happy Birthday again!! That was so much fun. And i love how my belly is totally taking over that picture! Nice.

Brooke said...

Happy Birthday! What awesome friends.

Julie said...

It was totally worth the stress to see your shocked face! I still can't believe that we pulled off the surprise! We love you!

Tyson or Laura said...

I loved that you almost cried! Julie was adamant that you probably knew about it so I'm glad you didn't. Happy birthday again!

Hansen Family said...

Happy Birthday Megan, Hope you had a good one! Looks like a fun night.

Katy said...

How fun Meg! Happy Birthday!!

Artsy Aut said...

It was such a fun party! It was so fun watching you come in! And I have to admit, you werent the only one to tear up. Maybe its the pregnancy hormones but lindi and I both had a moment there with you!!

mookie mama said...

Happy birthday, Megan. Looks like a wonderful party. You attract some pretty awesome friends!