It's all beginning to make sense now....
One of the main reasons I've been a little pre-occupied and scattered in my focus on work these days is because for the last 6 weeks or so, I was planning a surprise party for Sean! (Even though Sean was happy and content with his birthday celebration from 10 days ago ~ you can't really let a 50th birthday go by without a BIG celebration!)
I also was not able to reference or even remotely elude to anything at all about it here on my blog...because Sean does check in on this blog from to time. ;) So if you've been wondering why my posts have been shorter and vague, now you know why.
I don't usually go into too many details of my personal shenanigans here at my blog, but this is an exception ~ because it was such an incredibly special event, and also this post is for those friends and family who could not attend, who want to know how the celebration went!!!
I will say that up until Sean noticed that our raisins were missing (I took all the ingredients out of the house to make an oatmeal raisin cookie cake for Sean ~ yeah, that's how observant he is, if that gives you any idea of how hard it was to pull this "surprise" off ) ~ and up until the final few hours before the party~ when Sean's Mom and Tom and I had to firmly, but lovingly convince Sean that even though he was feeling a little under the weather, he still HAD to see a movie with them, while I, the "unsupportive" girlfriend that I am, decided that staying home to "work" was more important~ the surprise party went off without a hitch!!! SEAN had absolutely NO idea that a party was in the works and that so many friends and family were coming together in celebration of him!! And they did! And we both cannot thank everyone enough for joining us.
Remember when I mentioned how even the tiniest gesture from someone remembering your birthday means so much? Well imagine a room full of your friends past and present gathered together, shouting "Surprise" when you walk in the door. Needless to say on this day after the party~ now that the shock is finally beginning to wear off, Sean is still so touched by the outpouring of love and support from everyone, especially all of you who could join us here last night.
That's all I'll say and I'll let the photos below speak for themselves. Oh No I do have a little more to say and that is that the LOVE and appreciation I feel for my incredible circle of family and friends who are presently with me on this journey ~ is immense. Right as the party began, before Sean even arrived, one of our girls ~ the Lu (our great dane)~ became suddenly ill and I was at a complete loss as to what to do. I wanted to greet and be hostess to my guests while simultaneously deciding whether I would need to rush Lulu to the Emergency Vet Clinic ~ on the eve of such a big and important night that I had been anxiously awaiting all these weeks. I was in a bit of an emotionally amped state to say the least ~ and not only did all of these most wonderful people show up for Sean's party but each one added their love, support and comfort to Lulu and I, from sitting with her, to massaging her, to giving her Reiki, to taking her out, to giving me the number to a Vet I could call on today, to helping me any way they could. (Lulu was fine through the night, and after a visit to the vet today + some medication, we hope it's just a mild infection that will get better soon.) It's moments like these ~when people come together. When you realize just how much love exists ~ Sometimes I think it's easy to forget ~ I'm not sure why really ~ but the truth is whether near of far, whether we see each other often or every so often, we are really always all there for one another. And I've had few moments where I've seen it so clearly as I did last night. So no more emotional gushing on ~ the party and everyone who was there ~ as special for me as it was for Sean.
I THANK YOU! Sean THANKS YOU and Lulu thanks you ~ (Riley does not however, because he pooped on Sean's office chair during the party, but because of the overwhelming love and appreciation we were feeling, we were able to overlook that incident)
(Sean didn't think 2 candles were quite enough...)
special thanks to Chanin, my partner in crime who helped me pull this off, and helped me bake the oatmeal raisin cookie cake for Sean (well really she made it while I drank a glass of red wine and told her endless rambling stories ;) ) ~ Kerry, Sandy and Tom for the coordinating the "surprise" plan ~to Chanin and Outi for taking photos ~ and to Nancy and Steve who made the best cupcakes ever...if the producing and writing gigs don't work out, I think that Sprinkles might have some competition.
ok then... finally back to work it is! see you tomorrow with some brand new ceramic creations...
hope you had a great weekend!!!