Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Surprise Party!

This is a big summer for my parents. My mom turned 60 in early July and my dad is retiring at the end of August. While all of us kids were in town, we wanted to throw them a party to celebrate and decided to make it a surprise. Here is the invitation we sent out.
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We held it in my Grandma's backyard.  It is huge and perfect for parties!
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Kids' table
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The kids were so excited about the bounce house!
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Scott had two briskets cooking all day.  They were super good!
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Monkey pile on Uncle Andy (Condon).
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The guests of honor are about to make their entrance!
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SURPRISE!!!!
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Kids!!!
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Emery is the best sleeper!
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We had the party catered (in addition to Scott's briskets) and ate some yummy BBQ meat with delicious sides. IMG_2047

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Jodi made a variety of cupcakes.  I wish I could reach into the computer screen and eat one right now!
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Lori did the bartending.
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Guests of Honor!
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Mom, Dad, and their seven kids!
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With the exception of a few sprinkles, the party went off perfectly! Graydon did blab a little ahead of time about the party, which clued my parents in that something was going on; but I don't think they realized that we planned such a big party. I loved this night. Such a happy family memory.