Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday Mary!

Saturday night we had a surprise 30th birthday party for one of my closest friends, Mary. About a month ago her husband, Sean asked me if I would help plan a surprise party for her. Of course! So, Sean had a babysitter lined up so he could take Mary out for her birthday date (dinner and a movie). The party was held at Mary's house and the plan was that during dinner, Sarah (the babysitter) would call and tell Mary that Charlie (Mary's daughter) had thrown up and was feverish. We all knew Mary would come home right away. They were eating at a restaurant close by so about 10 minutes later they were home to celebrate!
Here I am texting Mary and wishing her a
fun birthday date...while at her house setting
up for the party and waiting on guests!
Here is Mary's face when she came through the door and
had about 30-40 friends and family waiting for her!

Emmy (Mary's sister) Mary, Sean, Pam and Jim (Mary's parents) Emmy, Pam and Jim helped me get set up and I couldn't have done it all so quickly without them!

Carley, Jennie and Mary (32 weeks, 11 weeks and 31 weeks pregnant)

We are due 5 days apart!

Casey, Mary, Carley
At one point we were all prenant together but Casey
had her little boy in December.
Bonnie and Carley

Casey, Mary, Carley, Priscilla and Bonnie (Bonnie is Priscilla's daughter and is getting married in June) (Priscilla has been a very special woman to all of us! She brings such joy to my life and has always been full of encouragement!)

Jamie and Amy

Jason and Carley

We have all been through a lot together: laughter, tears, dating, engagements, weddings, pregnancies, babies, etc. What a special group of friends that I am blessed with!
Happy Birthday, my friend! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend! We have had some great memories together, many conversations over meals and shopping, funny laughs over ailments, many texts back and forth on updates from doctors appointments or other drama in our lives, finding good sales and making sure the other knows about it, fun double dates with our hubbys (who happen to be great friends), and lately going through pregnancy together! I am blessed by your friendship!

I'm glad you had a birthday so we had a reason to all get together!


  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH! It was such fun and I know you worked hard to make it all happen without me picking up on hints...Y'all treated me like a queen!!

  2. Looks like you all had a great time! Not sure if surprising a pregnant lady is a good idea or not! LOL!!