Last evening, my friend Sarah hosted a surprise 30th birthday party for her husband, Wes.
As you know, Sarah and I became friends when we worked together at the store. But, I bet you didn’t know that I met Wes at least twelve years ago! I trained, for a brief time, with a local track club. And Wes was one of the star high-school athletes, at that time! [Sarah and Wes both attended college in the States on full athletic scholarships for running]. “Six degrees of separation” rules, yet again!
We could not have ordered more perfect party weather!
Before I tell you about the party, I have another story that is just too funny:
There’s a Nike Outlet store between Waterloo and Cambridge, where the party was held. So, I decided to leave a few minutes early and stop in to see if I could get my favourite Nike socks. (Yes, we sell tons of socks at the store, but there’s one specific style that I adore, and can no longer get). I was looking around and SURPRISE! Suddenly, there’s Sarah standing right before me!! Holy coincidence or what! What are the chances? Wes was in another part of the store, so we quick snapped a photo to capture the moment:
Sarah was trying to keep Wes occupied with some shopping before party time. So, the first surprise of the day was on us! We played it really cool in front of Wes, and he never suspected a thing. Whew! (Oh, and I struck out on finding my socks!)
We had been instructed to park around the corner from Wes’ parents’ house so as not to raise his suspicions:
Sarah had organized the decorations on Friday, and did a fabulous job!
We were advised that Wes and Sarah would be arriving momentarily…
…so we all scurried over to huddle behind the driveway gate:
I enjoyed myself immensely. Thanks so much for including me, Sarah! It was such fun to meet both your families, as well as your friends – everyone was very friendly and very welcoming. You managed to surprise Wes but good!
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So which hairband did I end up choosing, yesterday?…
Thanks for all your guesses – Gina and Mom guessed correctly!
Of course, I wore the band to the party!
And look at the cool inspirational saying that was on the tag (which I removed before wearing, of course, haha!):
Mom: need a stocking stuffer, hint hint??? [Mom collects gifties for our stockings year ’round]. 😉
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Has anyone ever surprised you with a party? Gina TOTALLY shocked me with a wedding shower she planned and hosted…and Mom got me in high school with a birthday party. I fell for every misleading detail on both occasions, hook, line and sinker!