Special day for a special gal

Since July, my mum’s best friend Barb and I have been doing some serious sneaking. Party planning sneaking that is! My Mum turned 60 this month and we really thought it would be great to throw a surprise party for her. After many email, text and phone call planning sessions, this past Saturday came and the party was a huge success! She was totally surprised and it was even better than I thought it would be. (tears, incessant giggles etc) Lots of friends and family, laughs, cake, delicious snacks and bevies. Lots of people helped make it run so smoothly. (Barb made a ton of food, opened her beautiful home as a venue and played hostess with the mostess, Renee made a beautiful cake and some delicious appies, Nicki brought a yummy spinach dip, my brother Taylor even made a bean salad…)  The party colours were black and pink so I got G to contribute by wearing his pink shirt.  He obviously loves me since he put up with some mild mannered ribbing from Uncle Dave regarding the pink shirt!  Anyway it was a lovely lovely day. Turns out I loooove throwing parties! I guess it didn’t hurt that I love the guest of honour so much–made all the running around totally worth it.

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Reason #943 why I crazy love Garret

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Here we are hanging out in our brand new hammock. Technically I should say “my new hammock” since G surprised me with it as an early birthday present (hence # 943 on the list of why i love him) I sense a lot of hangout time in that bad boy so hurray for our new hammock! The back yard is slowly but surely coming together…I will let G post about the shed part 2. Our next task is digging the horseshoe pit along the new fence (I haven’t mentioned yet but the neighbours are building a fence which is awesome) More pics to come soon