My weekend involved a big surprise party for my dad and Christmas: Round 1 for me and Joel, my parents, sister, and brother-in-law. I went quiet on the blog in part because I was making presents, wrapping presents, baking cookies, doing laundry, creating centerpieces, shopping for something to wear and generally trying not to blow the secret.
My dad put the pieces together about two hours before the shindig got started, but I do think he was surprised by the number of people from all the decades of his life who showed up. Well, he wasn't surprised to see the people in this photo, but it's nice, so....
As usual, I ended up doing a fair amount of work: toast-making, picture-taking, etc.
I had the CUTEST photo assistant, though.
And then this happened, which was HI-larious.
Happy birthday again, Dad. You're the best.