Monday, June 09, 2008


Over the weekend, I hosted a surprise 40th birthday party for George. Everyone managed to keep it a secret, and he was quite surprised! :) (Well, except for the fact that when he arrived home, some friends of ours were walking up the driveway! Doh!) We had almost 40 people here, including several who'd driven from Iowa... Christine, Nathan, and our friends Gene & Kelley (plus Cameron and Jenae!) and Jason & Tracy. We all had such a fun time!

Here's George, walking in the door:
The Grim Reaper is saying, "Relax, I'm just here for the cake!":
Whoa, that's a lot of candles!: Look at all that smoke! We had to open the doors and windows... and the smoke detector still went off later, LOL!:
The kids made some funny posters, for decoration. Here's one by Nick:
And one by Emmalie: We had lots of food that quickly got devoured, some loud Van Halen music, lots of visiting:
And even some swimming:

George received many hilarious cards, some very generous gifts, and a few gag gifts as well ;) :
Our neighbor Marissa gave George this lollipop (but Ben claimed it a few minutes later!):
And here we both are at the end of the night:
Thank you to Gene & Kelley for getting George out of the house for me on Saturday! Thank you to Christine, for keeping track of Ben for me in the crowd (and for playing with him, helping him with his supper, etc., etc.!) Thank you, also, to ALL the guests ~ George was so blown away that you came to help him celebrate his special day!


Blogger Pam said...

you really out did yourself Janelle! Looks like a great party.

June 09, 2008 12:22 PM  
Blogger jen said...

awww!! great party :) happy bday george!!

June 09, 2008 1:18 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

looks like much fun.

June 09, 2008 3:49 PM  
Blogger mel said...

great pics and it look like dh had a blast!you look really cute too.tfs

June 10, 2008 7:04 AM  
Blogger Kay said...

I am glad he was surprised. Now I have to ask. How are you teasing so much when, ahem, payback day is only a few days away?! LOL

And we are going to be seniors in 15 years, not 25. We won't even be at retirement age in 25 years but sadly all the buffets and restaurants say we are seniors at 55! LOL Gotta love it!

June 10, 2008 11:14 AM  

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