Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Friends and SURPRISES!!

Summertime is fabulous. I went to New York City (which should be an entire post by itself) and came home to a surprise "welcome home" party for my good friend Heather's husband. He has been in the Coast Guard and is now finished with that. She planned the party for two weeks after he came home, so he was completely surprised! We all got to the house 30 minutes before Scott was due (he had been playing golf and then shopping with the menfolk while the women set everything up) and my daughter and her friend kept watch out the front window.

Once Scott arrived, the party started in full swing. The Mexican food was fabulous and there were homemade cupcakes with the most delicious cream cheese frosting. And Tony (who is getting married in October and sent out fantastic 'save the date' magnets) made terrific margaritas, he definitely has a secret formula! People were relaxed and happy and enjoying themselves all evening long. The kids ran around the backyard, playing ball and sitting on the fence. The adults sat around in the fading sunlight with candles and tiki torches as Larry brought out a special bottle of lemon liqueor he brought back from Italy, and he started handing out shots.

What really stood out to me, though, was the love and the friendship at the party. People came because they were happy Scott was home and they were happy to be together for the evening. It was comfortable and fun and a perfect way to spend a Saturday night!


Heather said...

Wow Jenn! Thank you for such nice words. I haven't cried in awhile and your post brought me to tears. Thank you! I'm so glad you guys came and had a good time. Can't wait to see you today too! Yippee!!!!