The One with the Surprise Birthday Party

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A conversation between me and my malm describing the events of last night:

You know how I said last night we were going over to the Bybees to play games? It turned out to be a surprise birthday party for me!
Malm: FUN!!!!!
me: I know! I seriously had NO idea. I was thiiiiis close to not even going because I had a stomachache.
Malm: Did Chris know?
me: Yeah, he planned it.
Malm: Tell me how it went down.
me: Well. Chris thought I knew something or had an inkling because a few days ago I noticed a charge on the credit card for like $7 at a dollar store. I asked him what he bought and he said snacks. I had no reason not to believe him so I said okay cool. Yesterday, ALL DAY LONG, I was in the scraproom making stuff and I had been eating these mustard pretzel things and got a stomachache so I wasn't feeling so good, but I didn't want to be lame, so at 6:50 Chris woke me up from my nap and said to get ready. I really didn't want to, but I did. Chris was like, "You need to let me know if you want to go or not so I can cancel or not." I guess he would have had to spill the beans if I decided not to go. Also, he made a huge batch of crepe batter. He said he was surprised I wasn't suspicious of that, but I thought that Jenny and Chris were going to be there too, so we'd just eat crepes together, what's so suspicious about that? He also thought I knew something was up when I got dressed all cute, but I just didn't want to look like a scrub! I swear I didn't know a single thing. I guess I'm just not observant. But really, he's never done anything like this before, so why would I have reason to suspect anything? So anyways. We drove over to the Bybees and knocked on their door and when they answered there were a whole bunch of people inside and they were blowing noise thingies and wishing me happy birthday and there were streamers and a banner and lots of desserts.
Malm: Who was there?
me: The Christensens, the Bybees, the Olsons, the Moncriefs, the Poelmans, and the Kuchenmeisters. (Sorry if I butchered the spelling of any of those names!)
Malm: Fun!
me: Yup it was!
Thanks lovey dovey and to all who came, I was totally and legitimately surprised. Ya'll are good at keeping secrets.


  1. how totally fun!!! I hope you got photos of your surprise face!!!!!

  2. so fun! happy belated birthday again! that chris is a keeper...what a fun way to celebrate.

  3. Hey!! Okay, your blog hadn't been showing updates on my blog for whatever reason so I have LOADS to comment on!!! Here goes...

    You're having a wee boy!! SO excited (would have been equally excited if you were having a girl though). Having 2 of each myself there are many advantages to having a boy...easier nappy changes (although watch out for projectile peeing), better toys and easier sleepers (that may have just been my boys though) to name but a few. Great name and the scan photo was fantastic. In the interests of equality there are advantages to having a girl too (Ellie is horrified that I have inferred that boys are 'better')...she points out - girls have nicer clothes, you can put bows in their hair and they make less mess. Having seen her room today, I'd like to contest that last point.

    Great bump pictures!

    Love the home videos - such special memories and a wonderful gift from your folks.

    The AC layouts are gorgeous - really vibrant and fun and I love the patchwork look.

    Finally...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Nothing better than a surprise party that all goes to plan!! Hope you had a great time.

    Phew...! xx

  4. HOW FUN!!! Oh, you have such great friends! And of course, a wonderful hubby too to surprise you! AWWW! I'm so glad you were surprised and had a good time! And yum for Nutella crepes at a birthday party! LOL. LOVE that! :-D

  5. so glad we made it! and so glad there aren't any pictures of me in my . . . you know ;)

  6. happy birthday! sorry we couldn't make it, we were in san diego the whole day and got back really late! hope you had a fun time!

  7. How sweet of your hubs! Happy Belated Bday! LOVED watching the videos! I wish I had videos of me as a child... well... maybe I don't! :)

  8. I'm holding your speaker wire hostage until you mail me a piece of that delicious looking cake! - dald

  9. A big shout out to the Bybees who went above and beyond! Also, thanks to everyone who contributed desserts! And, happy birthday to you, love!

  10. We're so glad we have gotten to know you! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you, we had fun!

  11. How fun! And what a sweet husband and friends to do that for you.

    I have to tell you, I am in LOVE with that cake stand in the pictures. I don't suppose you know where it came from?


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