Wednesday, July 20, 2011

the pops turned 60.

the day after mandy and spencer's wedding, [which i will be posting about soon] we celebrated my dad's 60th birthday.  my sisters and i decided to plan a surprise party for him, so a couple months ago the planning began.  it was perfect that the wedding happened to be the day before the party because that was our excuse for coming out to california.  my oldest sister, nicole, and her boyfriend levi just so happened to be in town the same weekend. what a coinkydink! ;) the morning of, branson and i told my dad we were meeting some friends for breakfast.  we really went over to a friends house to make decorations, bake, and prepare the food for the party. later we all met up at my dad's for an early BBQ. my dad loves to cook on the barby, and boy does he grill up some delicious food. we had some flank steak, some grilled corn, and asparagus. yum!

we all hung out, eat good food, and watched some home videos.  it was so good to have everyone together at once. 

jenee and adam. aka "adamame"

nicole and daddio.

 my man.

nicole's man.

our plan to get my dad out of the house was to take him to the melting pot for dessert. we had made a reservation and a bunch of us went out for some fondue.  the guests all arrived at my dads place during this time.  my dad drove with branson and i to the restaurant, so on our way home branson filled up the gas tank and cleaned the car windows to spare a little time.  i just sat in the back seat twirling my thumbs. i was nervousssss.  my sisters got back to the house before us, so she gave me the heads up that everything was ready to go.  we pull up and he doesn't suspect a thing. it was PERFECT. he walked in, everyone yelled surprise, and he did a complete 180.  he was SO shocked and it couldn't have gone any better.

this was one of the only pictures we got of my dad's reaction, but i think it's a pretty good one :)

here are a few pictures from the party....there were over 30 guests even though i didn't document it all that well.  so happy that it turned out perfect!

cute baby cooper :)

love you daddio!

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