Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Birthday Girl

A special surprise celebration for Birch's mom was celebrated recently.   It was extra fun to have an ADULT-ONLY night to celebrate our favorite Grannie.  We left our kids for the night with a couple and headed to Spokane. Each sibling had an assignment to make the night extra special and run smoothly.

Birch designed and had an invitation mailed to his momma inviting her for a special evening in her honor.  This was the only information she knew prior to our arrival Saturday night.
 She was happily shocked as we pulled into her neighborhood to pick her up...
 A fifteen passenger limo was at her doorstep filled with some of her favorite people (Tav/Vaughn and Blayre/Ryan would have LOVED to have been there).  Andrew and Jenna even came for the weekend from Rexburg, Idaho!
 We were all giddy with excitement as this was the first time most all of us had been in a limo.  Annie brought bon bons for us to eat while we cruised in style through Spokane.
 We all toasted with sparkling cider to the birthday girl.
 Oh, so romantic!
 Birch had two physical therapy appointments while driving around.  PT on wheels...might be a fun idea!!
 Our first stop was to a fabulous quaint Italian Restaurant that Logan and Julia picked out.  Brent and Deena were in charge of the entertainment for the night at had a great idea of bringing these fun conversation coasters.  We spent a couple of hours at the restaurant laughing and learning about each other.
 Then the limo picked us up and took us to Gonzaga University where we had all bought tickets to the spring student dance concert.  It was the perfect activity to celebrate a love that Debbie has had for years.  After the dance concert our limo driver took us around Spokane to see the night lights before dropping us off at Annie and Kelly's.
Annie is a terrific party planner and made this scrumdilumtous chocolate cake with salted caramel glaze and chocolate ganache frosting. We enjoyed visiting late into the night and celebrating a remarkable woman!!!  We got to bed around 12:30 am and then we were up at 4:30 am so we could head back home in time for church at 9 am.  Though we walked around like zombies for the rest of day it was SO worth it!!!

Happy Birthday to one amazing lady!!!  I'm so blessed to have you in my life and lifted through your wisdom and love!

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