Wednesday, December 1, 2010


LOL...I bet you were expecting a TIM tag tonight! So the surprise is on you. I do plan on playing along with Tim over the next few days (Tag #1 was pretty cool today); but I will be posting my version of tags every third day. (what can I say...I have a lot to share since it's been so long since I blogged!)

Let me say that the best way to keep a surprise party a surprise....HOLD IT TWO FULL MONTHS AFTER THE BIRTHDAY!!! Which is exactly what my mom did.

The Saturday before Thanksgiving, my girlfriend, Carolyn, from Northern Colorado had call to say she was coming down to spend the weekend but her husband and kids couldn't make it. Great! We always have fun stamping and chatting so that was cool.

THEN I GOT SICK! It started with a sore throat on Friday, by Saturday morning it was full blown cold. Fever, cough, plug-y head, etc. I call my mom and asked her to bring me meds; took them; and fell back to sleep. I think I had 3 naps that day. Then the door bell rang and Carolyn said...get dressed we're going to dinner anyway. I'm not sure why I didn't argue...normally I would have. But I got showered, made-up, and dressed.

We got to Mom's house to pick her up for dinner....and Carolyn's husband and kids came out from the kitchen.

No sooner had I greeted them...and my friends from Colorado Springs/Southern Colorado came out of the kitchen. It was about then that my fevered brain kicked in and I knew it was surprise party.

And then the biggest surprise...

My girlfriend, Anne Lise and goddaughter, Maria came out...they had come all the way from Oslo, Norway!!

A big thank you hug for my MOM!!

After all the surprise guests had been greeted and hugged...they sat down an "roasted" me. Or maybe "This is your life" is closer. Each guest (in the order they entered my life) told a little story about me!

We shared some chocolate covered cherries my sister had sent, since she couldn't be there.

I think I'm gonna like being 50!


  1. This is very cool, Deb, so exciting for you!! :) I can't wait to see your tags though, too!!

  2. It looks like that you had a fantastic day with friends and family. Waht a surprise.

    Can´t wait to see your tags !!

  3. Hi there Deb! Happy Birthday (late) he he he! Sending Blessings your way!:)

  4. Deb, what a wonderful surprise party! Your Mom sounds pretty special. I also can't wait to see the tags...

  5. Wow, that would be a surprise for sure! It looks like you are having a wonderful time! (That box of goodies looks delectable!)

  6. What an awesome surprise!!! Your mom is the sweetest :-).