Of course it wasn't without it's dramatics, I had a very typical Sara freak out session about my birthday in the days leading up to my party because I had a lot on my plate with school and at work, my birthday and planning it (yes, I thought I had to plan it myself) was the last thing I wanted to worry about. Both my mom and my husband assured me that everything was going to be taken care of and not to worry about it, so I drank some wine and let it go. I had so much else to worry about that I didn't think about it much.
Saturday 11/1, Brannon woke me up very sweetly and made me coffee. He let me structure the morning and afternoon, saying we'd probably hang out with some friends later in the evening. Our first stop was the grocery store because I was super excited to take a pregnancy test, it was negative, but I was so excited when I took it that I was shaking! I have HOPE again! I was okay to see the negative, I know we are getting closer and closer to making everything a reality.
We grabbed lunch at Panera Bread, then Brannon took me shopping for smaller clothes because I'd walked out of every pair of pants I owned the week before, he decided that would be his gift to me this year! He was amazing helping me pick out clothes after I had long given up. I have such little patience when it comes to shopping, but he is a pro! I ended up getting 2 pairs of size 16 pants, 3 shirts, and a really neat knitted cowl. After that we headed home to get ready to meet our friends Casey & Lindsay for bowling.
Imagine my surprise when we walked in to the bowling alley and almost everyone I love was inside... even my parents and my little brother, all the way from Missouri! They thought I hated it for a second, but I was just trying not to cry! I was absolutely HUMBLED to bits! I still can't believe it happened, it was just such a nice surprise!!
Here are the pictures from the surprise party & the dinner the night of my birthday. I didn't get a chance to get a picture of everyone who was there,
|Two of my best friends, April & Lindsay|
|My ADORABLE parents!|
|Lindsay & Casey|
|Marley girl LOL|
|The morning after :)|
|Brannon, Jocelyn & I at my birthday dinner at Earl's|
|Jesse & April :)|
|Lindsay, Casey, & Jordan|