Sunday, January 29, 2012

My friends are VERY sneaky...

Yesterday was my monthly Winers meeting, which Rachael was hosting. Amber volunteered to drive, so she picked me up and we rode together. I had decided not to wear my dress, because it was FREEZING last night, so I just wore a sweater and jeans. I almost decided not to go, because Eli was so sick, but Jerry was home with the boys and said they'd be fine.

When we got to Rachael's, I was wondering if we were at the wrong house by mistake, because the house was dark. We walked into her front porch area, and I was peeking in the windows, trying to figure out why I didn't see anyone. Then I saw some people on the stairs inside, so I opened the door to a very loud "Surprise!!" from all my Winers friends!




I was stunned for a minute, trying to figure out what was going on, when I realized that they had turned it into a surprise party for my 30th. I was completely amazed when they told me that Jerry even knew about it, because he wasn't acting suspicious at ALL. Normally, he can't keep a surprise for anything--he gets way too excited, and he always gives it away (even unknowingly). But I had absolutely NO CLUE at all that they were planning this.

They even had 30th party decorations, and a birthday cake; they chose some of my very favorite wines, and my favorite snacks (hello graham crackers with peanut butter and chocolate chips!!):

How awesome is that cake?!


It's the details... ;)

"Warning: 30th birthday party in progress"


Let's not overlook the Black Box!
They put three candles on my cake--one for each decade. That's how you know you're old! haha


The cake was DELICIOUS. Rachael said her husband Dan made it from a box, but it was seriously the best chocolate cake I'd ever had. I couldn't stop raving about it. As Jessica and I were eating hunks of cake, we were talking about how we need to quit eating so much to drop a few pounds that we've gained in the past week, lol. I found it hilarious that we were having the discussion over cake.
All in all, the night was so much fun, and I felt so special. I have some super amazing friends! The night wouldn't be complete without our group photo, of course:
[Special thanks to Stephanie (in blue next to me) for letting me use all of her photos!]

22 comments:

  1. How wonderful! What a great surprise!

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  2. Sounds like the best surpise! Happy Birthday :)

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  3. No matter how much we may hate the attention, it IS nice to feel appreciated, right?!? (The cake does delicious, but you can put chocolate frosting on anything and I think I'd eat it!)

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  4. What a nice surprise for a super nice girl. You've got a great group of friends, obviously. Looks like a wonderful time! Happy Birthday one last time Katie (until next year)!

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  5. Your friends are awesome!! Happy birthday!

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  6. What a wonderful birthday! You have awesome friends. Kudos to Jerry for not spilling the beans : )

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  7. It sound like you had a wonderful birthday surprise, so happy that you had a ton of fun. you have really good friends, btw you look amazing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Katie :)
    DESYACV2

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  8. What a great surprise! You look like you had a blast :)

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  9. So thoughtful of them to take photos for your readers! :) Looks like a fun time!

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  10. That's awesome - seems like you have some great friends! :)

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  11. Aww yay! That's a great way to roll in the best decade ever! ;)

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  12. Aww,this is terrific! I can't believe you're 30 though. I'd have guessed 25 maybe.

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  13. You have such great friends! I want to be apart of it hahhaha!

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  14. Awesome suprise! You have some sweet friends :)

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  15. You have awesome friends! I'm so glad you got to enjoy such a fun party! And what a cute cake! Hope you enjoyed your birthday weekend! :D

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  16. I am jealous of your group!! Glad you had a great time!

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  17. Happy Belated Birthday! You are a blessed mama to have such wonderful friends!

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  18. What a great surprise. You are blessed!

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  19. awww wow!! you have an amazing group of friends!! Happy Birthday!!!

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  20. What a great way to spend your birthday. You have some awesome friends!

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