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!