Friday, July 31, 2015

"The Hustle"

(by Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony) 



Today's song was the Billboard Hot 100 number one single the week that I was born...40 years ago today!! And in honor of that, my mister threw a surprise party for me! It wasn't one where I showed up somewhere and everyone yelled, "Surprise!!" It went more like this...

Christopher brought a 70's disco dress to me and said, "Happy birthday! Put this on and wait..." 😬

{He had texted me a couple of weeks ago saying something along the lines of, "Don't ask questions. What are your measurements?" He did well with the size, though I almost couldn't get it zipped!}

Around ten minutes later, he came in wearing a 70's disco outfit {complete with green polyester disco pants!}


And Elly came in wearing a 70's punk outfit!


We drove to Brian & Jana's, where Cody was helping to set everything up for the party. He had hopped in the pool after hanging decorations, so I had to wait a little while to see his 70's teenager outfit...


I was delighted to learn that Chris had planned a whole evening of fun...from burgers and hot dogs to live entertainment by Blake & Krystle...


...to a 70's costume contest...







...to cake made by our friend Vanessa of Cutie Cakes & Pies...



...to more live entertainment by Jeremiah!

Chris and the kids tried to think of everyone I'd want to be there, and I really appreciate their effort! In addition to my family (including Dad & P-Dub, G, Kerry & his family, and Tiff & her family) and my closest friends from church and their families, I was so glad to see my much-missed friends who have moved on to Lance's church as well as my little sis from high school!





I said this on social media, and I wasn't trying to sound cliché...I really mean it when I say that I truly feel blessed, humbled, and honored to be loved and celebrated by so many people. And I'm really grateful for this guy!


Amy

1 comments:

Natalie Busch said...

Ahhhh, that looks like so much fun!!! We did a party like that for Michael McCalip's 30th and I will never forget it. Happy birthday to you. Glad you are going into this next decade with style.