A few weeks back, our friends/neighbors invited us over for dinner on the 30th (yesterday). I asked her what I could bring and she said an appetizer would be fine. I had a new recipe to try, so that would work out beautifully.
I had it all ready to go into the oven at 5pm yesterday and we were supposed to be there at 6:00. As I was finishing some photo uploading, the door bell rang. I couldn't imagine who was stopping by, and I was thinking- oh oh- we're going to be late getting to the neighbors! I got up from my computer and headed to the door, to see who my DH was talking to.
Well, in walked in my Sis and BI, my daughter and her boyfriend, my son, my Mom, the 'dinner' neighbors, more neighbors, my GF from high school. a childhood friend and his wife and his Mom who is here visiting from AZ ( very good friend of my mom's)- and they all were shouting "Surprise". As I was trying to take in all that was happening, I spied a gorgeous face, peeking around the foyer corner. Eeeeeck!!!! It was my granddaughter who attends college in Arizona!!!!! She had called me from school, on my birthday, which was Thursday.
Yes, there were tears of joy as I realized and was told my sis, son and DH that they had been plotting this for over a month! My DH and son popped for Megan's plane ticket to get her here!
I wasn't the only one getting the surprise though. (I love this part!) My mom wasn't told that her friend would be here, or that Megan would be either!
My daughter didn't know that her daughter, Megan, was flying in either!!! My sister wasn't told - so Megan being here was probably the biggest surprise of all.
My sweet husband and darling son were the only ones that knew all the details. Of course, I ended up serving the appetizer I made, along with ones my daughter and sis brought! Then the caterer showed up with yummy food! They took care of everything, from putting the leaves in my dining room table and bringing up extra chairs, to the table linens, the beer and wine and the cake my sister made.
All in all, it was a wonderful evening, although I felt like I was floating above all the activity, trying to take it all in. Have you ever been the 'guest' in your own house???? They wouldn't let me do anything! That is so strange for me.
This was the second best birthday, I've ever had. The very best-est one was ten years ago - when DH and I got married on my 50th birthday!
Thanks for letting me share with you!
P.S. I will have photos to share in the next day or so. Oh, BTW- my appetizer was a hit! I will post the recipe soon, as well.