2.19.2009

Surprise Party


Last night the kids got together and threw a family surprise party for my Mom - she had NO idea, thanks to the clever tactics of my Dad.  We all gathered at Marty and Jessica's, set out the cake and presents, taped up many crepe paper streamers and waited in the darkness for the Birthday girl to arrive.  Just look at that spread!  Mmm, thanks Jess, it was all so delish.  You may notice the paper "mummy" lamp - that was from Marty and Jess in hopes that my Mom can turn it into a mummy for Halloween!  (See?  Always thinking of the spookiness, always planning ahead).  As soon as we said "Surprise!" and began to sing Happy Birthday, my sweet Mom got a wee bit teary and she took the moment in.  

The reveal!
"Happy Birthday to you..."
Rich and Randi
Jess and Marty

I. Love. My. Mom.  I've been sitting here for 5 minutes trying to put into words how amazing she is, and I'm at a loss!  Everyone who meets my Mom instantly falls in love with her.  She truly is one of the most incredible people in my life - she is wise and brilliant and talented.  She has taught me SO many things, one of them being that I know Albertsons like the back of my hand.  She is artistic, loving and the heart of our family.  To my sweet Mama, I hope you know how much I adore and admire you -  Happy Birthday!! 

11 comments:

Rhonda Can't Help You said...

Love it...and love and miss you. Happy Birthday Tayv!

By the way, you look SAUCY in that pic.

kateastrophe said...

Ohmygosh I LOVE.Tayva. Somuch.

I'm so glad you guys were able to pull off such a fun surprise for her! Your family is so great.

Shaunee said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! What a great party!

Shawn said...

Your Mom is soooo beautiful---just like you are! I can so see the resemblance.

Such a great tribute---every Mom would like that...

(Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, Hailey)

Tayva said...

Thank you, thank you so much for your wonderful post. [And for the surprise party~which I did NOT expect~wow. How great was that!] I love you, too, my beautiful girl. Hugs and kisses.

Jenglamgirl said...

Julz you are a adorable and Fab. and so is your mom. You guys look alike! I miss your mom and dads FAB place, R they still living there? U better come see me if you come to St. George! Miss you! HUGS.

The Bakers said...

It's true. She is amazing. Nuff said.

The Gibson's said...

You always know how to throw a great party and your mother looks amazing

Tim and Angie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. I have loved your mom the few times I have met her, and I know my husband admires her as well. You have an awesome family.

Rita said...

oh this looks like such a great surprise party! How fun!!

ScottnLisa said...

This is random, but I remember being at your surprise birthday party when you turned 16. It was in Kate's backyard. Man, time flies.