Saturday started out like any normal day around here. And by normal, I mean jam packed. Like I had mentioned a few times this week, we had a house full of guests and now I can finally reveal why. On Saturday night, I threw J a surprise 30th birthday party. And he was totally shocked (somehow, we got zero pictures of it - bummer!)
I had been planning this party since last April. I hid half of my paycheck every week to save up for it and his gift (a trip for the two of us to Key West). It was a HUGE deal. Usually, when I want to buy something for J, I have to use our joint account or credit card. But not this time. This was going to be 100 percent from me.
The hardest part was covering it all up. Not only did I have to find a way to explain my smaller paychecks, I had to make an excuse for our out of town guests that he was going to buy. So, we had the girls blessed (baptised, christened, dedicated ... whatever you want to call it). Here are some pictures from the ceremony.
It was simple, but amazingly, it worked. He didn't question a thing. I will say, however, that planning and putting on two parties in the same day wasn't the best idea. It kind of stressed me out.
Thankfully, I did get a little stress relief in the form of a run with my bestie from college. H and her hubby joined us for the celebration and the two of us snuck out for 5+ miles before the festivities. Here we are pre-run.
It was so nice to have some alone time to catch up. The miles flew by. It really made we wish that we lived closer to each other. Luckily, I convinced her (without a real struggle) to come down this summer and race in the Sprint Triathlon I'm registered for (she's going to kick my butt. She's a former competitive swimmer and avid cyclist). Maybe I should start training now ...