It’s not that I try hard to figure out secrets, I just tend to have “funny feelings” that pan out. So, surprise parties are pretty hard to do for me. Some people are able to do it, like when my coworkers threw me a bridal shower. It was really sweet, unexpected, and I was definitely surprised. For this shower, I knew that we were getting together with our friends the day before my birthday. K had mentioned that they might want to do some sort of shower or gift thing at some point. So….I wasn’t sure if this get-together would be to celebrate my birthday or the baby, or just be part of the gathering. It just seemed a little too coincidental to be the day before my birthday. But, I was still surprised at how much work they did for the party! When I entered the house, I was greeted with a “surprise!” and my response was laughing and saying “what am I supposed to be surprised about?”. I really had no idea what was going on. Like I said, I’m a bit hard to throw surprise parties for. Haha.
As mentioned in other posts, we had a big East Coast visit. First we flew nonstop to Boston (I hardly slept on that flight) and then were there a few days. Next we took a bus to NYC for a couple days to see our friend Lisa and K’s family. Then we took another bus from NYC to Maryland to see the rest of K’s family and my family.
For those of you not in the know, there is a blogger who talks about many topics. Food, kids, parties, having chickens in her yard, painting, crafts…you name it! I started following her blog because of a Foodie Penpals program we were both in. No, we were never each other’s penpals in the program, but we still managed to send each other food. I’ve gotten to know her a bit better as time as passed, and I still love reading her blog. She has a great sense of humor, loves her family, and I find her hobbies interesting.