Surprise, Surprise

I’m not going to lie and say I was okay with the fact that C. was out-of-town for my birthday.  In fact, I cried.  Big, pity party tears in bed  the morning of my 30th birthday.  It was the first birthday in seven years he had missed–I felt justified for being upset.

But like all things in an adult’s life, you just suck up and move on {or as my mother says, ‘Put your big girl panties on and deal with it.’}

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What I didn’t know was the he and my best friend, Dana, were in cahoots and planning a little surprise shindig for me the following Saturday night at a local Japanese steakhouse.  You see, Dana was in the same college sorority as me, as well as almost all of my friends that I count as close/bosom buddies/BFF.  So she started calling, and emailing, and facebooking and somehow got some pretty hard-to-reach gals all in one place on a Saturday night during the Christmas season.  Pretty impressive, huh?

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And this picture sums up how I felt the whole night…ecstatic and so deliriously happy.

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Yes, those girls will do that to me. 

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I often think nostalgically back to college days {probably more than once a day} because it was such a special, awesome time in my life.  It wasn’t because of the studying {tsk, tsk} or the boys {though that was nice too, hehe} or going out or even SEC football games.  No, it was because of these women that I spent everyday with.  I lived in the sorority house for two years and served on our officers’ board {CMT is what we called it} for a couple too.  These women were such a part of my life and helped shape who I am today.  I feel blessed to know they are friends and I feel so loved that they came from all over to spend time for my birthday–I just wish I had taken more pictures of every single one of them!

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Thank you, ladies, thank you!  {…and thanks, Dana and C., for putting it altogether.  That was my first surprise party in 17 years.}  LITB always and forever.

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Is it a bad sign that one of my birthday candles wouldn’t stay lit? Does this mean I have “0” years left? Oh no!

3 Responses to Surprise, Surprise

  1. lane December 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    what a thoughtful hubby! Happy Birthday!

  2. Krisa December 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Happy birthday!!! What a sweet hubby you have.

  3. Allison Dawson December 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    Aw, what a fun surprise! Those DG girls…they all look awesome! Miss ’em!

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