Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Birthday Surprise

I am so grateful for this little spot on the net.

Especially after nights like last night.

The Carpoolqueen is such a sweet and true friend and I knew I wanted to celebrate her birthday in some way, but with the holidays, I figured it would be too hard to get together.

But plans change....and getting together was not only possible, but was totally do-able!

So that's what we did.

I kidnapped her (but not before calling her to tell her I was lost in her hood, and "could you help me get to your house so I can kidnap you?")

Then I had to stall her for an hour and a half. Because reservations weren't until 7:30.

Now, if you have a secret? I can keep it til the cows come home....but if you have a surprise? Well, all bets are off. Sometimes my excitement can get the best of me and I have a hard time containing myself.

All was fine and good, and we stopped by a restaurant to have a pre-dinner glass of wine.



I learned that when surprising people you should always have something on the stomach. Because you may or may not take three sips of wine (and feel like a very cheap date), and have to ask your kidnappee to drive to the next destination. Only to arrive 10 minutes early.

Then you might have to think of some reason to sit in your car for 10 minutes in the cold parking lot, because your co-conspirators may, or may not, be seated yet...

Heather, Sandy, Gretchen, and Amy were ready and waiting (dressed in black!) when we arrived.

And I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief that all had gone according to plan.

There was laughing, and presents and tasting of Key Lime Pie and Creme Brulee...

I even got home without getting lost.

CPQ - Happiest of happy birthdays my friend...may God bless you and keep you. And may you grow even closer to Him and those you love in the years to come! Thanks for celebrating with us!

13 comments:

Tracey said...

I knew y'all would have a great time! I hated to miss it..I know it blessed CPQ beyond measure!

Merry Christmas!!

The Lord Family said...

What a super fun evening! I had a blast hanging out and celebrating another year with the CPQ! Thanks so much for organizing!

Carpool Queen said...

Friend, you singlehandedly turned this birthday around for me.

I was sitting at the table last night, basking in the four alarm blaze of my candles, surrounded by friends, and was just overwhelmed at the goodness of God for these 39-and-holding-on- by-the-tips-of-my-fingernail-years.

"Thank you" seems inadequate.

Cathy said...

Fun!!! Friends like you are the BEST! Can't wait till the day when I can meet you and CPQ... you can even bake me something if you want.;)

whimzie said...

So glad that worked out! Wish I could have been with you lovely ladies!!

Lindsay said...

aww sounds like a great birthday surprise!

Sandy M. said...

Thanks again for putting this together! It was so much fun!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Perfect! I want to move to NC so I can celebrate with ya'll.

Rachel said...

What a good friend you are!! :)

New Every Morning said...

You did great pulling this off! Thanks for planning it: a blast!

Gretchen said...

I'd still prefer if you'd both move to WA, but if you work on getting those copperheads to leave, maybe we could talk. ;) Sounds like a wonderful night.

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it.

Jenster said...

I'm only an 8 hour drive away! I would love to be a surpriser! lol