Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Going out with a Song...

This year's Trifecta definitely ended on a high note (pun intended). My best friend from high school, Janet, came to visit us for my birthday weekend and helped us celebrate. It was so great to have her here and get to spend time catching up. You know you have a special friend when you can not see them for a long time and, yet, pick up right where you left off. Even though both our lives have had big changes- she got to meet Lincoln for the first time, and hadn't seen Georgia since she was a baby, so they enjoyed getting to know aunt Janet better. And Janet recently got engaged, so we got to talk about her and Trey's wedding plans and even sneak away for an afternoon to try on wedding dresses and look at bridesmaids dresses.
Janet will absolutely not be a "puffy-dress" bride, so I made her try on the puffiest dress in the store!

Notice all the "puff" filling up the dressing room around us!

Saturday we went to ride the carousel, and had my birthday dinner at Jim n Nicks.

Sunday night Larry organized a little birthday party for me with some of our closest friends. We had a table of yummy goodies, including giant cupcakes and a chocolate fountain. Thanks, Mom (& Publix), for the gorgeous flowers! And Thanks to Paige & Clark for watching all the little ones so we could have a little bit of "grown-up" time!
Larry also had been working on some sort of birthday surprise for weeks, that he revealed at the party. All I knew was that I hadn't been allowed one glance into our downstairs room in over 3 weeks, so I didn't know if he was building something, hiding something, or just pretending there was a surprise. At the end of the party we all went downstairs and Larry had written 4 original songs for me, which he then performed for the group. He even had the room and all his guitar gear set up for the performance. I am impressed and honored not only at his talent, but also in the sacrifice of time I know it took, and in his presentation and making it such a neat surprise for me, since he knows I love special gifts and surprises. I've been trying since then for an encore performance, so don't hold your breath that any video or anything will be posted here anytime soon... :)
The babies were worn out after all the partying!
Logan on mommy Sandy's shoulder...

Lincoln snuggled up with aunt Janet...

And Georgia loved her babysitter, Clark- oh, yea, and Paige! :)

Janet, me & Sandy

Me & Heather

Me, Diana, Michelle

Me & hubby
Hubby performing for us
Me & hubby after "the show"- I love you! Thank you for an amazing Trifecta! What can I expect next year- a symphony peice? a full-length movie? an overnight flight to Paris? (all suggestions! :)


Anonymous said...

I can't believe not one of your camera crazed friends had a video going while Larry performed!!!! What's a Grammie to do??? I'm dying to hear this love music Larry and agree you are just a romantic guy- our baby girl did all right for herself and you are both a joy to all who are blessed to know you!! So glad Janet and you had time to do some wedding planning and thx for keeping the blog going during all of your busy days!! Hugs and kisses- mom

Sony Girl said...

Thanks for posting. I hate that I missed your birthday party. It looked like everyone, including you, had a good time.

The Phelps said...

The party was great, and we loved the concert. Sweet pictures of the kids, too!