Did not see this coming.
Once a year, our 4 children agreed a couple of years ago, as it is hard to get everybody together at the same time, it would be great just to set aside a couple of days each year where we knew everyone would be able to be back. (2 of our 4 kids live out-of-state).
So everyone was back in town this week to celebrate their mama’s birthday. 5:15 we had planned to get together for a cookout @ one of the daughters homes.
Walked into the garage and I was confused. Saw my brother, my mom and dad, heck, all of my siblings were there and their spouses….I thought..ah, neat..they’d been invited to help celebrate my wife’s birthday with us….but then a cake caught my eye. A Princess Bride themed cake… It was a good 45 to 60 seconds before I realized this was a surprise anniversary celebration, and I was one of the guests of honor.
I have never had a real surprise party in my life…never.
Two days later I am still in shock.
If it would have been possible, I would love to have had each of you that read this blog, to have been invited. I mean that.
The Princess Bride is one of those goofy movie’s from the 80’s that has taken on a life of it’s own in the fabric of our family’s life.
Princess Bride themed cake