Sunday, January 25, 2009


Last night we had a suprise party for Arland's 50th birthday. I say we because I had a lot of help, well truthfully I did very little. Jackie and family did the hard stuff.... they opened their home and hosted the party. Brenda and Tony shuttled people to the clubhouse so there wouldn't be a ton of cars when we pulled up. All of our friends brought food... it was really just so great!!! Yesterday afternoon Brenda and I picked out the cake and went over to drop off the cake and do a little decorating. The cake was a little pink and that got a chuckle out of Jackie, but hey it was me and Brenda the girls with the pink bikes, what do you expect???? LOL

Everything was carefully planned and I really didn't think Arland had a clue, but something he said just before we left the house made me think he was on to the suprise and then when we got to Jackie's house I knew. Jackie lives in a Cul de sac and wouldn't you know it her neighbors were also having a party. I told Arland "Jackie said the neighbors are having a party so park in the driveway" and he said Yeah right. I knew by the tone of his voice he knew something was up. It really didn't matter though because even if he suspected what was going on he had no clue how many people would be there so that at least was a suprise.

I can't thank everyone enough for coming out and celebrating with us!!


Arland said...

Thanks for the great surprise party! Yes the cars gave it away some but I was still surprised at the number of people there. It was AWESOME! Your next!

Susan said...

Awwww fun! How wonderful!

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