Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Last week Brett informed me that I was going to be going on a surprise date on Monday night! I was very excited...I love surprises and love dates...what could be more fun??

Yesterday I waited to take a shower until the evening so I could be nice and freshly ready for our date. :) Emersyn and MiMi got ready with me too....MiMi and Grandpa were going to take Ems to dinner while Brett and I were out.

While we were getting ready Emersyn decided she needed a little boost so she sipped on MiMi's decaf macchiato.....I love her naughty face!!!

Three generations!!

All ready to go on our date!!

We went to leave and I realized that my parents didn't take the diaper bag when they left. I was slightly panicked because they didn't have wipes, a bib, etc. I also realized that Brett had let Emersyn take my PURSE with my WALLET in the car with her and I was NOT happy!! Brett assured me that I didn't need my purse or my wallet but I was not pleased. I don't like not having my purse!

My neighbor Sherrie texted me to see if I could stop by and pick up a cheeseball that she had made for us. Her cheeseballs should be sold at a store...they are amazing and I could pretty much eat one by myself for dinner (notthatI'veeverdonethatbefore). Anyways. I was about to text her to see if we could just get it the next morning since I was on my way out the door for a date but Brett said we could just stop and get it. At that point I knew she must be in on the surprise. Maybe I was supposed to go to her house and she would give me a clue as to what was next on our date?

Brett pulled up to Sherrie's house and I saw her spying on me from her side window. That little stinker! She opened the door and I was greeted by several of my best friends and my mom and a family friend, there to surprise me!!! I was in shock and totally confused....Sherrie didn't really know any of them and I couldn't figure out how on earth she pulled it together. It was a surprise party to celebrate my promotion as a SAHM. I could have just cried but I was in too much shock.

I had SUCH a fun night. Sherrie had incredible appetizers, different friends brought desserts, a couple friends got me gifts....I felt so celebrated and loved. I've never had a friend throw me a party other then my baby shower, but never ever a surprise party. Everyone knows just how much this promotion means to me and I was so so happy to celebrate with my besties. A couple gals weren't able to be there but considering it was the week of Christmas, I was so grateful that people took time out of their crazy weeks to celebrate something so special with me. We had SO much fun chatting and laughing. It was seriously one of the best nights of my life. I'm getting misty eyed just thinking about it. :)

Sherrie, me, Audrey, Vanessa, Rachelle and Caitlin
(Amancia, Julie and my mom not pictured)

Sherrie, you are so the sister I never had. I am so so so happy that you guys took a chance and invited us over for dinner almost 4 years ago now as our neighbors. Who knew when we moved into our house that I would find a friend for life just two doors down. *sniff sniff*

My mom also helped with the party and I'm so blessed that she is so happy for me as well.

Life is good. God is good. I'm so unworthy and can never repay my friends enough for their support and love but I finally now have the time to try. :)

P.S. I'd like to give a shout out to the Instagram app on my phone that is not only blemish hiding but also slimming, lol. :)

Happy Tuesday. :)


Tricia said...

great pics!

Melissa said...

SO awesome. LOVE the pics! What wonderful friends you have! I know you were deeply touched! :) HUGS!

Matt and Melissa said...

What a fun surprise and amazing gift from your hubby and friends to think of.

sister sheri said...

I love your friends!!! What wonderful people! Congratulations on a wonderful evening!

Sarah said...

I am so glad it went well and was bummed I couldn't be there. Love you, Friend!

Julia said...

That is SO Sweet!! GO hubby (and Sherrie and Mom...)! What a fabulous way to celebrate this new step for your family, and this "promotion" for you! I am SO happy for you!! God is GOOD!