02 December, 2007

What a weekend!

Wow! What a weekend!
My mom turned 50 on Saturday. Unknown to her, her friend and I had been planning a surprise party for her since we had my graduation open house last June!
On Friday night, the doorbell rang, and I told mom to get the door. She did, and there was her mom, dad, sister, nephew, and niece. She was so surprised! Then half an hour later, the bell rang again. I told her it was for her, and there was her brother, sister-in-law, and two nephews! She had no clue that they were coming down from Canada for the weekend! And she thought that was the whole surprise, little did she know....

Saturday morning, we had a big breakfast of homemade cinnamon rolls and cheesy eggs. Then I went to church for the craft sale. I had to tell a few little white lies to cover up for the party. I told mom that I had to work at 1:30. So at 1:15, I left for "work".

Instead, I went to her friend's house. I had been there for a while on Friday to prepare food, so most of it was ready. We had to make a few things and decorate on Saturday afternoon. Everyone arrived at Tracy's around 6:15. We all hid in the dining room/kitchen area.

Mom and Dad showed up at 6:45, just to pickup a fondue pot on the way out to dinner, or so Mom thought! So Tracy invited her in for a minute and they came into the living room. Mom looked into the dining room and there were about 25 people in there who shouted "Surprise!" The look on her face was absolutely priceless!!!!

Some of the food! There was a ton, and it was all amazing!!!

Opening gifts....

Mom and Tracy


  1. What an awesome surprise!!! Your mom is so deserving too! Give her a big birthday hug for me! Melissa what a great gift you gave her!

  2. I heard all about it from Mari- sounds like it was a great night. What a sweet thing for you to do for her. You got some great pictures of her too!
    Happy Birthday Elizabeth.

  3. What a nice party! Happy Birthday to your mom.

  4. Melissa! That was a great surprise!!! What a fun night! Happy Birthday to your mom!See-ya soon,Patty

  5. It was a great party. You guys did a good job and she was surprised!

  6. Wow!! That is so fun! Happy Birthday Elizabeth! I don't think there is any way that she is 50 though! She seems so much younger than that. That was so sweet of you to plan that. And I love the pictures of her surprised - that's hilarious!

  7. I'm so glad everything went according to plan! Your mom is an awesome lady and I love her and all of your family! Great job!!


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