Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mom's Birthday Weekend

What a weekend full of surprises for my Mom. It was a good thing her 60th birthday finally rolled around because I was about to burst with all the secrets I have been keeping this year. Especially my Dad's gift, but more on that later...

My family met at the lake for some fun and relaxation. I met Garrett my new and only nephew for the first time! What a cutie.

Zach & Garrett...they are only six months apart. Garret is very long, and Zach is thick!

My Mom and Garrett

Allie "driving" the boat.

My Mom with Mary Afton. Mary did not move the entire morning on the boat. She didn't know quite what to think.

My Dad skiing

Zach & Garrett

Allie skiing for the first time ever. She did great!

Meredith skiing

Faber surfing

Bo & Abby

We also went to my parent's house to continue the birthday fun, which of course includes taking family pictures!

My "little" family

Mom & Dad with their FIVE grandchildren. Hard to believe!
Mary Afton, Zach, Garrett, Allie, and Abby

Next came the birthday gifts.

Surprise #1 The Jag

My Mom's dream car has always been a silver blue jaguar. My Dad has been scheming for about a year to pull this surprise off for her birthday. She was absolutely SHOCKED! I was so nervous and excited for her and loved seeing how happy my Dad was when he gave it to her.

My Mom's grandma name is Bunny, so my Dad ordered this license tag for her. Icing on the cake!

Monday on my Mom's birthday, Meredith, Mandy and I took my Mom to lunch at Ashley's downtown. Surprise #2 was that we also invited 11 of her closest friends to be there to surprise her. Again, she was shocked!

I am worn out. ; ) This weekend could not have been more perfect for my Mom, and she deserved every bit of it!


Shannon said...

Love it!

Jennifer said...

That is just precious! You're dad must be the sweetest thing! I'm going to start hinting to Josh now so that by the time I'm 60 I get my dream car!! Haha!!

Harris Family said...

What a fun weekend! Laura was down in Waco this weekend and she told me about the lunch that you were planning and you guys' trip to Ashley's! It sounds like everything was perfect!

Laurie said...

Sounds like a really fun weekend. I love the car!

Kelly said...

KATIE! I found your blog via Claire Rose's post to my own! Your family is BEAUTIFUL and it's so exciting to see how big it's gotten. Soooooo exciting to see you happy and blogging. =)
Kelly (Gilliam) Evans

Shannon said...

Ok, I guess Jason needs to take over... :)

The Bunch Fam! said...

I love all the pictures of the lake...makes me think of the good old days!

I'm so excited for your mom...she deserves that car!!!

Cute new blog look! You need to teach me how to do that!

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