Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SURPRISE || a {early} 30th birthday party

So, while Sawyer's choo choo party was awesome, I have to say the highlight of our recent trip to Birmingham was walking into my surprise {early}30th birthday party.  I think it's safe to say I had NO idea.  When you are thrown a surprise party 5 months in advance you don't really have your radar up.  But my mom and sweet sisters knew that we wouldn't be back visiting around my birthday so they went ahead and planned the most fabulous party for me.  It was such an awesome night.  They outdid themselves on all the organizing, planning, scheming and decorating.  And I had so much fun catching up with family and lots of old friends and especially getting to see all their babies.
It was almost surreal looking around the room at all the people I love.  Like my heart was so happy...at one point I was actually in tears.  Seeing them all mingling, laughing and passing babies back and forth...mixing good food, conversation, beer bottles and baby bottles.  I seriously haven't had that much fun in a long time. 
It definitely took the edge off of turning 30! ;)
Below are some pics from the celebration....
(taken by my brother and Sarah)


And a few phone pictures that I've collected from a couple people...

 I'm so thankful for my family for planning such an awesome night.  And I'm so thankful for all my buddies that were able to be there to help "surprise" me.  I am a blessed lady!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

It was so much fun and I loved being able to be apart of surprising you! Not gonne lie, I may have popped a tear when you walked in b/c I know how much all of the people in that room mean to you and that you were happy to see everyone in one place! Love you ol' lady!!