Thursday, May 2, 2013

on turning forty

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this is me ... on my 40th birthday 
my husband planned the most amazing and fun party for me
he had the idea and then he let a couple of our friends unleash their 
creative genius on our house!  it looked amazing.  the photos don't do it justice
AT ALL.  i'll try to explain what's going on ...

i had been sequestered basically the whole day.  part of the day was spent shopping and having lunch with my Mom (who was here for two weeks but that is another story!)  and sister and then the afternoon was spent inside the house (curtains drawn!)  with family and friends who were preparing the food. when i was led out to the party, this is what i saw!  rory was behind the 'bar' (his workbench) in our garage!!

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here's the view from across the street ...

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this is inside the gazeebo that you see to the right in the photo above.

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thanks to our amazing friend who lives next door (he is the fairy light king 
and did all the lighting for the night!) there was a path that led from the front yard to
the back yard ...

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and when you got to the back, this is what was there!  more lights.  more food.  more people!

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here's a shot of the inside of the garage.  i can't believe how they transformed it!
absolutely incredible!!  there were tall tables all around the room with mason jar tea 
lights... i think there were like 8 tables.  so cool.

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one of the cool things Rory did on the night was to make the cocktail he created for me.
he and our friends had been working on this for who knows how long
and it was perfect!!  it was all the things i love.  they even
infused vodka with cinnamon for the drink!  i can't
remember all that was in it but it was the
cinnamon vodka, dr pepper,
maraschino cherry 
juice, ice cubes
with red
hots frozen inside.
and i can't remember what
else!  he did write it down though
and i am hoping he will make me another
one soon!!  mmmmmm .... here is the write up
he did to describe my cocktail, which he named "the Bon Qui Qui"

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the night was fun.
i loved having so many of my
favorite people there to celebrate the
big four-oh with me! 

i especially loved how much Rory thought and planned 
about what i would love.  he got it ALL RIGHT.
every single bit!

thanks sweetie.

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10 comments:

fuoriborgo.com May 2, 2013 at 5:11 AM  

Happy birthday Bonnie!

T'lia May 2, 2013 at 6:17 AM  

Ah how great! A (belated) happy birthday to you. It looks like it was a really fun night!!

Pammy May 2, 2013 at 6:46 AM  

GO Rory!!!!

Mari May 2, 2013 at 7:34 AM  

Wow! I knew about the party and your parents visit from FB, but hearing the details makes it all the better. Rory did great - you are well loved!

♥ w o o l f ♥ May 2, 2013 at 1:17 PM  

aw bonnie! that's amazing!! i'm so glad you visited mine, so i had the inkling to come have a peek and burst into your 40th! it's special, for sure and the effort those peeps made... a happy, happy, belated birthday!!
n♥

Susanna Redeker May 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM  

Happy Birthday!!
This really looks amazing!!

jgy May 2, 2013 at 5:55 PM  

Beautiful day,
beautiful YOU!!
Happy Birthday!!

ibb May 2, 2013 at 6:31 PM  

Oh! Happy birthday....I am going to forty...but not so beautiful party for me...just a sunny hot day I spent outside home...
But WOW! with a party like that I am not afraid of becoming forty ;)

Sabba and Nanny May 5, 2013 at 9:28 AM  

What a wonderful party it was. Rory did a magnificent job of planning and actualizing the party.

Sabba and Nanny May 5, 2013 at 9:29 AM  

So glad we were able to be part of it.

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