One sister and her daughter were flying out from Seattle.
Myself and her son were flying from Portland.
Our other sister was driving from South Carolina with her husband and two sons.
We all converged on this tiny little town in Iowa on Friday night and spread out at some of the relatives homes (we have a lot of relatives in Iowa). And then Saturday morning-BAM-surprise surprise surprise!
|This is a brilliant idea for any birthday that sucks (i.e. 40+).|
It worked out perfectly! Here's a video of our surprise party:
And some random wonderful photos.
|It has been years and years since this group has been together. |
(and sadly this group photo is missing the two boys who are away at college)
|This is an Iowa back porch.|
|Its fun taking photos of ourselves...there were 8 people standing nearby who could have taken this photo with her camera.|
|My beloved niece and my beloved Uncle Jerry - he's like a big teddy bear. Kinda like Ted....|
|Wanna know what Iowa looks like? It's this view. Everywhere. Flat flat flat. Lots of farms and fields. And flat.|
|Not just one time either!|
|I haven't seen my cousin Michelle since 1990. She's WAY older now, with a husband, three kids AND a grandbaby. Yikes!|
|We worked on this puzzle for about an hour. The baby destroyed it in about 90 seconds.|
|LOTS of laughs were had by all!|