Thursday, November 8, 2012

Confession time

I must confess to some “white lies” boldly made yesterday in the blog.  There was NO marbles game or challenge last night.  It was a challenge not to “spill the beans” and let Joan know that a birthday party was gonna happen!  She turns an important milestone next week, so what better excuse for a party, right?  That’s what I thought.  Twenty-eight folks were here!

The driveway filled with cars was a dead giveaway upon arrival that something was majorly UP.  Gotcha!  Dan and I managed to keep it quiet.

Everyone brought a munchie; I made Taco Soup (guess what’s for dinner Friday night?), and Tortellini Soup (not a morsel was left in that pot!)…mmm good:

Soups on

Birthday gal Joan…with my cohort in crime Dan:

Joan birthday gal

Jason and Mike in the kitchen…with two cakes (only a sliver of the Easy Lemon Cake was left.  Haley made Triple Chocolate Cake)…mmm good…and ice cream:

Jason, Mike, cake

Hi…Bill, Bill and Haley:

Bill, Bill, Haley

Butt Lite

And our silly son with a glass of wine, AND a “Butt Lite” spare (Ivana, we have a beer in this country called Bud Lite, so this beer in his back pocket got a new name).  Not a great photo from my iPhone, but I had to seize the moment!

Family, friends, food, beer, wine—that’s always a winning recipe for a wonderful occasion.  We had that last night.  We know how to party in Mayberry.

Am I forgiven for not telling the truth?

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything...but happy.


Lisa said...

Yep, I'd say you are most certainly forgiven. :) Love the Butt Light, but darn if it wouldn't be a tad too warm to drink if it stayed there very long. Just saying!

I'll take an iced butt light, please!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

happy birthday joan!!! wiwt!

smiles, bee

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

Happy Birthday, Joan!

Looks like you put out a mighty fine spread! I'd have put a pretty good dent in the tortellini soup and the lemon cake had I been there! YUM!

I guess I'll have to settle for a sensible apple. bugger.

big hugs xoxo

Sandee said...

You're forgiven. You can't let that cat out of the bag too early so telling a fib is just fine. Sounds like you had a great time. You always do.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs from cold and windy California. :)

Jean(ie) said...

happy birthday Joan!!!!!!

butt light... Bwahahahaahahahahaha!

Joy said...

Of course you are forgiven! Those were just a smokescreen to keep Joan from suspecting that there was a PARTY being planned for her. And it was a fun party, too. Hugs!

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!!!

A great, happy party, and Joan got a wonderful birthday feast, you and your "men" know how to celebrate a dear person!!!
I quote Lisa...a "pocket" beer is not so cool!!!

Buon compleanno, Joan!!!

Big hugs!!!