Have you ever had one of those days where the song “It’s a perfect day” just plays in your head all day long? I have.
I thought my birthday was going to be a quiet hotel room stay with a soaking tub and then the next day continuing to spend working on the house. I got the quiet hotel room with roses, a soaking tub, a nice dinner at Texas Roadhouse, and Pellegrino.
What I also got was a huge surprise party that my family had been planning for a year.
There were friends. In party hats. And a neck brace, dear Daryl came the day after his surgery! I love how Wendy wore her orange shirt for me 🙂
There was family flown in from out of town. In party hats. I don’t think they actually flew with the party hats. Even Daddy had one on. I don’t think anyone tried to put one on Dawn.
There was a princess theme:
There was a tiara.
And a pinata
There was a beautiful cake and fantastic food. Oh my gosh, the food. If you need something catered, you need to call Chynna’s friend Randy. She’s amazing.
There were pedicures. Wendy’s was very patriotic.
It was an amazing day. Thank you to all that planned and attended. Thank you to my darling Danica who started the idea and then did the decorating. Thank you to my darling David who took the plan and escalated it. Thank you to my fabulous family who flew in from Houston (Mom, Daddy, Danica – love you!). Thank you to Chynna, Joshua, Stanley, Stefan, Stuart, Eliza, Adrian, and Sean for attending and making things so much fun. Thank you to my friends. You are all amazing. I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from you all.
I feel a little silly for photographing some of my birthday presents like I’m 12, but they’re just so much fun. You only turn 50 once. I promise to be much more dignified from now on. Look how gorgeous the gift bags are! They make me want to scrapbook so I can somehow preserve all this stuff.
I’ll edit more pictures of people in as I get a hold of them, but for now I have to get this published.