Monday, September 26, 2011

Surprise! You're older than dirt!

 Last weekend we drove to Quincy to pull off a surprise party for my sister who was turning 40. We had been planning it since May and it was so fun to see the fruits of our labor come together and completely shock the hell out of her! I truly don't think she had a clue! The surprise party wasn't until Friday night, but we drove in on Thursday to help get things in order. 

On Thursday night, we made our way to Gem City so Ken and Ava could have their first taste of Quincy-heaven. Sadly, it wasn't as amazing as I remember. Perhaps it's because I wasn't knee deep in the margaritas this time around...? Not that the food was bad necessarily-- it just didn't live up to the reputation I had given it when describing it to Ken. The place hasn't changed a bit though. And you gotta love the individual jukeboxes on the walls of each booth--quite possibly the only jukebox in the world to have the album "Slaughter: Greatest Hits". Only in the Q, baby!

Ava & Ken- digging into some Beef Nachos
Friday was party day. Mom had the shindig at her house. She had been decorating for weeks, getting everything in order. All we had to do at that point was put on the finishing touches and patiently wait for her arrival. 
I made these cute little cupcake toppers
How awesome is that topiary? My uber talented Mom made it!

Ava & I- in our matching aprons


Is it obvious that we're related...?

All that fun called for some serious rest...

 ... While others required a trip to the ER at 2:00 AM, compliments of the sober driving pregnant girl (Um yeah. That would be me). 

Not to worry... All ended well. But the trip to the ER did cause some laughs for the remainder of the weekend. All in all, it couldn't have gone any better! Fun was had by everyone, especially the birthday girl!! 

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