Monday, June 9, 2008

Surprise! Happy 60th Birthday!

We had the honor of hosting a Surprise 60th Birthday Party for one of Greg's Uncles on Sunday. And while there is a lot of before and after work that goes into hosting a party for 35 plus...I gotta say there are several things that I love about it....

1. I love looking back at the pictures! This was our surprise set-up shot of what Jimmy would see when he walked in the door. You can click on any of these pictures to enlarge them.

2. I love making someone is our guest of honor walking in the door...Uncle Jimmy. Does this man look 60 to you? I need to find out his secret....about looking young...well I'd like to find out his other secret to, which is WHAT DOES HE DO? I've been trying to figure this out for over 10 years now. I met someone yesterday who 'worked with him for 30 years', I was so excited, sure that I was going to solve the mystery and all he said was that "Jim fixed problems and was a troubleshooter. " WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? 3. I love that we always EAT! I made Carne Asada for the first time and it actually turned out pretty good. However, I have to give credit to the men who made it happen. Ryan, Alyssa's beau, grilled that meat like he invented grilling, it was perfectly done. Then Larry, cut that meat like he was a professional butcher...we should have him over for Thanksgiving (wink, wink). With big events like this though, it was so awesome to have the extra help. Here's a picture of one of the tables we set up for our mexican banquet:

4. I love Dessert time! Even though we had this banquet of food, I never got around to eating...until it was time to cut the cake and dish out the ice cream! By the way, is this not the cutest cake ever? This is a shout out to Millie & Willie of Take the Cakes in Plano, GREAT Job!

Chocolate ice cream....YUMMM.....5. I love that families have a chance to get together. Understandably, we all live our separate lives but when we make reasons to get together, it's a wonderful chance to just spend time with those that we love. A few family pictures....

Here's Uncle Jimmy with his awesome kids, Alyssa & Austin.

Here's Aunt Belva with her crew of kids and grandkids...
Here's the Todd Triplets, that's right, Triplets! Mom (Teryn) is the pretty lady holding the middle baby.
6. The last thing I love is the laughs. If you know me, it's my favorite thing to do, which is why I love Greg's cousin, Chris, he always makes me laugh. Here he is promoting the book, Decker, he begins the book tour next month. (This is a joke...please don't come after us.)
More sophisticated and classy gift for Uncle Jimmy. Pimping horseshoe sunglasses! Don't these glasses just scream "Vegas Slot Machines, here I come!"
Even funnier though is my Father-In-Law wearing the Pimping sunglasses!
It was a great time...and thanks Mom for staying after and helping me clean the kitchen. Your the best!

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