Day 26.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving....

I'm giving thanks this month each day on my blog.


Day 26

I'm thankful for surprises.

Our good friend Anna turned 60 this weekend, and her family planned a surprise party for her.

(They also took her to Disneyland...check out Jenny's blog for all of the fun pictures.)

We were in charge of getting her to the surprise party....which may have involved a few white lies.

Which Anna totally called me out on, afterwards.

I told her that I had taken pictures of a family that day, and that they wanted their disc that evening.  But that they were at a wedding reception, so I had to drop it by the reception venue before we took her to dinner.  The "reception" was at a beautiful barn all set up for parties & where all of Anna's family & friends were waiting to surprise her.  She wanted to know, "Whose wedding is it?"....I said, "I don't know.  I didn't recognize the name, but I guess they're ag people"  Then once we got to the barn, I asked her if she wanted to come inside and see the decorations.

She answered decisively - No.

So I walked into the barn where everyone is huddled with the lights on low, ready to yell SURPRISE, and I said...."She won't come in."

Alecia, who was there waiting, said "Tell her there's margaritas at the bar!"

Sure enough, that did the trick.  *wink*

It was a great surprise, a great party, and a great time celebrating a great friend, wife, mother & person.

The sneaky party planners - daughters Jenny & Jill, and their mom - Anna
Karaoke fun!
Pinata Fun!

The Ledbetter's did a great job with the bar!

Party fun!

Happy birthday Anna!

And hooray for birthday surprises!  :D

What are you thankful for today?

Join me (and a whole lot of other people) in giving thanks.
On a blog, on Facebook, a private journal, or a thought kept in your head.
I bet you'll be thankful you did!


  1. Great job fabricating this atory! Worked great! She's still shaking her head.....saying u had NO idea;)
    Great time. Thanks for all you did.

  2. You were a HUGE player in the success of this - I just know it! :) What a great month of celebrating we've had!


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