Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

I haven't had a true birthday party for a very long time. I've had small family parties with cake and ice cream or gone out to eat for a birthday dinner but the last time I had a real party was when I turned 16 while we were living in Heidelberg. We watched The Little Mermaid, ate junk food and played "Elephants and Giraffes". In hindsight that sounds kinda lame but, at the time, it was awesome!

Bryan threw me a surprise party Friday night that was so much fun! We were supposed to be going to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner with Suzy & Brandon. When we pulled up to their house Bryan pretended to be pulling the car seat out while I rang the bell.

To my utter shock their house was full of friends, pizza & an awesome cake made by Sandee Bryson. One of the best parts was getting to see my good friend, Kay, who lives in Oklahoma now. She just happened to be in town for the weekend and it was so good to see her again. I still cannot believe I had no clue about any of this!
Except for the whole Little Mermaid thing, this party was oddly similar to my Sweet Sixteen party... We ate junk food, played silly games and spent the entire night telling stories and laughing until our faces hurt. Seriously.
Musical chairs was hilarious! I got out first but was glad because then I got to watch the rest of the mayhem unfold. These people were serious about some musical chairs! Jenner was the big winner.
The orange game involves pantyhose, oranges & some serious hip action... Jennie Jo won this one!

The Allens, the Manns, the Petersons, the Jeffords, Bryan, the Koenigs, the Wurtz', Stephanie & the Brysons.

This was truly a memorable birthday for me. Maybe you can get an idea of why it was hard to be separated from them all when the wards realigned. Bryan earned major points for this one and special thanks to Suzy and Brandon for opening your home for the fiesta and fun games!
I love you all!


Anderson Zoo Keepers said...

So fun. I love everything about that - from the great friends to the wonderful husband. Kudos to them all!! You deserve it!

Erin said...

That night was so much fun! My cheeks seriously were in pain from laughing so much. I'm glad you were surprised!

courtney said...

Happy bday! It was a great night! It was so funny seeing you come in and be so shocked!

Aubrey said...

It looks like an awesome party! I'm sorry we couldn't make it. But you know we still love you!

Spymommy said...

I was at your 16th bday party and that was awesome! But this looks like even more fun to me. You deserved a big party! How fun for you. Thanks for taking lots of pics. The cake looks scrumptious!