Friday, April 3, 2009

It's a girls weekend...

My mom turned 6o the middle of March so we thought it would be fun to throw her a surprise party. So, my aunt Debbie and I flew into Portland together and my sister Jodi flew in from Salt Lake. We had been planning this party for months and it was SUCH a difficult secret to keep. There were many times that I almost slipped. It was such a fantastic weekend and the best part was that my mom had no idea!!!

Mom with her sister Debbie

My brothers and sisters that I LOVE SO MUCH!!!

My sister Jodi and sister-in-law Saralyn

My mom's bff Cheryl is such a crack up. My mom had no idea why we were laughing so hard while she was reading Cheryl's card.

These are the amazing hand made cakes Cheryl made. They were gorgeous and delicious too! The chocolate one had like 10 layers to it and the cupcakes where a white chocolate coconut (YUMMY!!!) It's hard to tell from the pics but those cupcakes were enormous too.

One of the afternoons (that is wasn't raining) Saralyn took us out on the town. We walked up to OHSU (Spencer and Anthonys school) and took the tram down into downtown Portland to walk around and eat lunch. We had so much fun!!! I am not sure why my dad isn't in any of the pictures but he was our token guy and we loved having him spend the day with us too!

It was just such a treat to spend some quality time with some of the people I love most in my life. I truly am a very blessed woman!! We had some late nights with lots of gigles, a few happy tears, and lots of gabbing. I was so grateful too for a hubbie who had such a fun weekend with his kids at home and made it so easy for me to go. It also happened to be stake conference weekend there and it was so wonderful to be able to hear my dad give his talk. It was the cherry on top!!!


Carrie said...

That was such a fun weekend. GOOD TIMES!!!!

Robin said...

What a great surprise. Your family is beautiful! You and your sisters could be triplets!

I am so glad you had such a great time!