Sunday, December 20, 2009

Surprise Going Away Party 12/13/09

I love the fact that my sister told me that she is addicted to my blog and that she constantly checks it for new posts. :) That is how I felt with Kelli's blog. (and still do) So, I apologize I haven't wrote in awhile, but things have been a little hectic around here, with Christmas coming up and saying final goodbyes...not to mention I've felt a little under the weather the past couple of days.

Last Sunday, my family threw me a SURPRISE going away party. It was funny b/c my mom asked me if I could do her a favor and get off work an hour early. She told me she was having a Candle Lite party and she needed six people to attend. The favor seemed simple enough so I said ok. I left work an hour early and came home to a house full mom, Quentin & Melissa, Ryan & Jessica, Felicia & Carl, Corey, Aunt Maryanne, Aunt Joyce & Uncle Chuck, Aunt Bernice, cousins Kim, Trixy, Theresa, Angela, Ashley, Alison & Monica...Thank you all for coming and for all the thoughtful going away gifts! It meant SO much to me to be able to see everyone before I leave, since I think this might be the first year no one is having a family Christmas get-together. Thank you to my brothers, sister, and sister-n-law for planning the whole thing...setting a date, sending out invites, sneaking through my phone to get friends numbers, and keeping it a secret from me (AND JOE) for a very long time. I think it's so funny no one told Joe, because they know how horrible he is at keeping a secret. Thank you mom for cooking dinner for everyone and baking two cakes. The German Chocolate cake (my favorite!) was delicious.

Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of my extended family, but I got some really great ones of my brothers & sister:


Anonymous said...

Look like you guys had fun! Wish I could have been there! See you in a cpl days!
Love Joe

Anonymous said...

Well, this isn't really going to be so anonymous.... Its from your online stalker :) I almost gave up on checking your haven't been writing as much lately, but I'm glad you liked the party-we will miss you sooo much!

-the stalker