Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Surprise Birthday Party for my Mom

Friday, Adam and I drove to Texas to throw a surprise birthday party for my Mom. Regardless of what she says.....she was surprised!!

However, getting to this moment wasn't the easiest for me......and therefore by proxy- Adam!
The whole trip from our house to the party was CRAZY! The traffic on 35 was gross, and we ended up taking back roads almost the whole way. I was not pumped about that, as most anyone who know me knows, I don't travel well by car!! After we finally arrive in the DFW area (might I add Friday at 5pm-ahhh Rush hour), we are so far behind schedule it wasn't even funny. We quickly go and get balloons, the cake I had pre-ordered, and flowers. The cake was WRONG, but I had to take what they had because there was literally NO time to fix it, and between the balloon store and the cake place, a giant $10 balloon burst in the car...I was quickly approaching my limit. When we headed to the restaurant, we only had about 10 minutes to get there and traffic was of course bumper to bumper. I am arranging a floral arrangement in the car, and one of the tulips breaks off, and that was it....the straw that broke the camel's back. I instantly turn into a toddler and let out a tantrum.....crying, and so frustrated that everything was "falling apart!" Magically, Adam got us there with time to spare and my Aunt Kim pulls up right by us, quickly helps us unload and set up the table inside. After everything was done and I had returned to the land where adults don't break down into crocodile tears, Aunt Kim pulls me aside and asks.....Um....are you pregnant, because your hormones are a little crazy!? I quickly assured her that I'm not preggo, and luckily within 15 minutes of people arriving I had forgotten everything that had been wrong and just enjoyed the party!

Family Picture, with Mom and Dad, Uncle Ken & Aunt Kim, my brother Bryan and his wife Joanna, Adam and me. We sure missed The Joyner's!

Happy Birthday Mom!
I Love You!!


  1. Hey Amanda, I love this post. I'm glad that you shared that you had crocodile tears. It makes me feel normal! They have come on in heaping rivers before in similar circumstances. :)

  2. Michelle, you are too cute! I'm glad too that I'm not the only one either!! Trying to do something for someone else can be rough :) Miss your sweet face!