Nathan turned 28 on February 8th. I had been trying to plan something fun all month because I feel like Nathan's birthday always gets neglected. Not only is it so soon after Christmas and in the middle of our Anniversary and Valentine's Day, but I just kinda suck at picking good gifts for him (because I know that everything he would want he would find a better deal on himself!!). So I decided to throw together a little surprise party. I'd never done one for him before and Nathan likes to surprise other people so I figured he would enjoy a good surprise. I sent evites out to friends and family and decided to throw the party in our apartment complex's clubhouse. Let me tell you, when I consult Nathan on 95% of the decisions I make on a daily basis--throwing him a surprise party was no easy task for me! But everything went as planned and with the help of several friends and family, we had a fun little evening. We had dinner and cake for everyone and even roasted a few mallows on the fire pit outside. Nathan was mostly surprised when he showed up that night..haha...he did suspect a little something but said he was still shocked at how many people there were (I figure we had about 30 people there--ish). I kind of figured that would happen...with that many people knowing about it it was bound to leak out eventually! He was very grateful and appreciated all the work that I put into it and had a blast that night! So overall I considered it a huge success. Thanks to all those who made the trek out here that night! We love you all!
I didn't take a single picture at the party! What was I thinking?! Luckily our friend Matt took quite a few and was kind enough to share them with me. :)
Nathan's face when he walked in!
And this is where he's saying, "Thanks baby you're the best wife in the whole wide world!" Haha...just kidding. He did love it though!
Candid picture of the crowd! This was one of the few pictures that had the most people on it...
Trying to fan out the candles on his huge birthday cake. Funny that me making a cake to feed 30 people didn't make him suspicious...but when I asked him if he was going golfing with Isac a few times he thought that was strange.
Random picture of Sawyer at the party...it was way past bedtime :)
To help avoid any suspicion...I made sure that I still did other things for Nathan during the day. I hate when people throw surprise parties but neglect to give any attention to the person all day so that by the time they get to the party they are sad and depressed that no one cares about them. So before Nathan woke up that day I went to the gym as usual and then drove to Krispy Kremes and got him a dozen donuts. He also got a couple other little gifts from me. It was a fun little birthday breakfast (and by the end of the day I think Nathan had almost eaten the entire box by himself!).
On a totally unrelated note, I had to show a couple pictures of the killing I made at an AWESOME scrapbook sale. A lady in my ward was selling all of her scrapbooking supplies at an amazing deal...so I went...twice...and came home with this...for only $50!Sawyer was not a fan of me paying attention to the scrapbooking table and taking pictures of it instead of him! It almost looks like a smile but just so we all know...he was definitely being a whiny boy..."Hey! Mom!! Down here!"