Monday, August 01, 2005

S-U-R-P-R-I-S-E-! 7-29-2005

I had some potato salad in my lunch today and it made me smile. What was so cool about the potato salad was that Kathleen made a huge batch of it. And that was so cool, not because Kathleen had simply made it, but because she had made it for a party. A party for me.

A surprise party for me.

This past Friday I came home, and Kathleen told me the babysitter was coming over so that we could go over to our friends Neil and Karen. Neil was having a birthday party or some kind of get together. It was a big set up. Although Neil's birthday had been a few days back, the party was for me.

I came around the corner at the back or there house. I saw Neil.
"Hey Neil, happy birthday How old are you anyway?"

"Thirty five." Neil said.

"Wow, man, you're old." I was being funny.

"Not as old as you." That's when I noticed my brother and sister-in-law, who had travelled almost five hundred miles to get here. Also there was a big "Surprise" sign. I just stood there like an idiot for a couple of minutes saying "holy mackeral" over and over. It was awesome. I have never in my life been so surprised, or felt so special.

I am trying to gather up a bunch of photos. I will be posting more in the near future. What a surprise! What a great party. Thanks to Kathleen for pulling it off, right under my eyes, thanks to Neil and Karen for hosting, and thanks to all who made it a great and memorable night!

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