For over a month now, I have been planning a surprise birthday party for Jeremy. It all came together on Saturday with the help of friends and family. I couldn't have done it without them, once again. Jeremy's dad and brother-in-law took him out to the shooting range for a couple hours, went to some stores and kept him occupied until 5:00pm. Well, it actually turned out to be 6:00 when he finally showed up, but I blame my mother-in-law for that. He walked in the door and all the lights were off. Everyone was bent down in the kitchen behind the counter. The lights went on and SURPRISE! I was so nervous he would find out and he would 'act' surprised, but nope, he was really surprised! - I could tell, I'm his wife. It was really great to see friends and family all come together for this occasion and I know he really enjoyed it. I wanted to make him feel special and thanks to everyone (except Kyle), he did.
Since Jeremy has a sugar intolerance, instead of making a cake, I made (well actually, my sister Chelsea made most of it) a large sugar-free oatmeal raisin cookie with 26 candles. Chelsea didn't see the applesauce sitting on the counter to add in for moisture, so it was pretty dry. It tasted like a dried out powerbar. "It's not bad, but it's not good either" is how my father-in-law described it. HA! Don't worry, Chalice make chocolate cupcakes for everyone else who has normal taste buds. Thanks to Alyne & Darren, they were all frosted with sprinkles and oreos.
So there you have it...a successful surprise party and no pictures to show for it :(
(Unfortunately, I became so focused on making sure everything went according to plan that I forgot to bust out the camera. It wasn't until the candles on the large dry cookie were burning in front of Jeremy's face, that I realized, "hey, isn't this a kodak moment!?" Crap!) I can't believe an event this monumental occurred and I didn't get one picture. So if any of you have any...please send!
My favorite part: (besides the surprise part, of course) was when....well, let me back up...everyone got a necklace at the beginning of the party. If you were caught saying 'Jeremy' your beads were taken away and whoever had the most at the end received a prize. Lets just say there were some very clever and conniving ways to get someones necklace. ..the candles were lit and everyone began to sing loudly, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHday to j.... (no one said his name. Everyone just looked around the room at everyone else waiting on edge to catch someone uttering the words so they could win!) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!
It was funny. You shoulda been there.
Glad you had a great birthday Jeremy!! I love you.
PS. That cookie was so dry, I'm surprised the birthday candles didn't catch it on fire.
Edit... Thank you Christi for sending a pic!