Tuesday, March 2, 2010

holy cow - it's a surprise










it is hard to believe that i'm turning 50 today and i've never had a surprise birthday party.  my friends couldn't believe it either so they decided to make sure i could mark that off my bucket list.  my friend, jenn, organized a little get together with the stampin up girls and was the hostess.  here i am as everyone yelled "SURPRISE".  for  a handful of girls it sure was a loud surprise!  i just giggled and giggled. 












so keeping in true fashion the girls bought me a neon pink boa to wear to my party.  and here i am, none to shameless to wear it either!
















there were lots of helium balloons to mark this festive occasion, too.  i loved this holy cow balloon despite the most unfavorable grip.  of course that made me chuckle even more.  the girls made me grope that poor cow for a million photos.
 my friend, laura, was in charge of getting my cake for the party.  she did an amazing job with that task.  it was marble with buttercream icing. oh my gosh it was so scrumptious!    for those of you who like to tell me i'm full of hot air..well i guess you can see that i just might be! i blew my candles out so my wish should come true.  the hostess, jenn, said in the south the person who cuts the cake leaves the knife in the cake and the person's whose birthday is next gets to pull the knife out so i actually got to have two birthday wishes! lucky me!!!! 
here is one of the many amazing gifts i got.  isn't that shirt adorable?  thanks eri!  i appreciate it.   so a big double thanks to jenn, laura, cheryl, eri and amie for having a wonderful surprise party for me this past weekend. 

today is actually my real birthday and my family is coming momentarily.  we're having pizza and salad and more cake!  now how lucky can a girl be!








26 comments:

  1. Wow! Happy birthday to you :-) Hope you continue to celebrate in style! xx

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  2. Wonderful pics, have a glorious day!

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  3. You lucky lucky girl you!! Have a fun time with the family tonight too! Now....where's that pick of your piece of cake?

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  4. Oh, I wish I could give you a big hug!! Happy Birthday again...what a great post to show us what a great time you had!

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  5. What a nice surprise! I sure hope that's the cow's foot you're holding...

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  6. what a great group of friends - glad you had a nice surprise. Hope you're havng an awsome day and happy birthday

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  7. Oh these are great! Happy Birthday
    Roc and many blessings for your Jubilee year! Nat

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  8. You look so happy! I hope I'm that happy at fifty! Happy Birthday to you, Roc!
    Gracie

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  9. Happy Birthday again Sweet friend...It is so good to see you having fun. Wish I could have been there too...we have to skype someday. Love and Hugs

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  10. Happy Birthday roc, Have a wonderful evening with family.

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  11. Happy, Happy Birthday, Roc!!! I'm so happy that your day was as wonderful as you are!!! May you have a year filled with joy, laughter, good friends and LOTS of art!!! Love & Hugs, Terri xoxo

    PS - You look mah-ve-lous, Darling!!!!!

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  12. Happy Birthday to you:-)
    Your art is fantastic! What a wonderful Blog you have! I am going to sign up to follow you in my blogroll. I will be back for frequent visits for inspiration! WOW! Best to you and a wonderful day.
    Cheers
    MARTINA oxo

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  13. Happy Happy Birthday to you Roc! Looks like a fun time to me and that Holy Cow balloon is priceless! So sweet of your friends to celebrate you and why not?!!!

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  14. Oh Roc, how wonderful, what a great suprise :)

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  15. A one day belated happy birthday to you Miss Roc. It looks like you had a wonderful celebration. I am glad. You deserve all good and fun things!

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  16. Happy Birthday! How wonderful to be surprised after all this time...life should be full of great surprises and wonderful friends!

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  17. Happy Happy Happy Birthday sweet pea! Wishing you many more wonderful ones in the years to come! Love - Deb

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  18. happy, happy birthday...I love the surprise picture'!!! At 50, you are just getting started.......Melinda

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  19. Hi Roc,
    Happy belated birthday to you. Ü

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  20. Roc! Congrats on the wedding of your son Mike! Another milestone in our childrens' lives. Happy times! Love the pictures of you and your family - beautiful.

    Also; Happy 50th; looked like a fun celebration - many, many happy and healthy years ahead.

    PS I was 50 once :) xxoo

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  21. wow, what a nice looking family you have and I have to say Happy Birthday too, belated. So glad you got to have a surprise party.

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  22. Well congratulations,Your family is growing!I think you should use one of your Birthday Pics that you are smiling in for your new Avatar

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  23. you do not look anywhere near 50! happy late birthday!

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  24. Happy belated 50th!!! Glad you had a wonderful day! My 50th (5 years ago) was a disaster! I baked myself a cake and invited some friends over. One by one they had something going on and 2 never bothered to call at all! My BD was a no show! NADA , not even the hubster as he was out of town! Instead I had a pity party and ate the cake myself! Sure showed them! ha!

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