Secrets, Surprises, and Celebrations!

Secrets, Surprises, and Celebrations!

It’s hard to believe that the month of May has come and gone.  The past few weeks have been especially busy around here as they have contained a graduation, two birthdays, and a surprise party!  Let me first explain the title of this post.  Secrets- many secrets have been floating around our house lately whether they have related to a birthday gift or the plans to throw a surprise party for a certain 50 year old (DAD!)  Surprises- It goes without saying that a 50th birthday surprise party *must* be kept a surprise!!  It’s actually quite funny that Dad was preparing a surprise graduation video for me while I was working on a surprise birthday gift for Kerry who was planning a surprise party for Dad!  Yikes!  Celebrations- We enjoyed celebrating my graduation along with Kerry’s and Dad’s birthdays, all within about a week!

For the past couple months we have been plotting a surprise birthday party for my dad. (Note: my dad is EXTREMELY hard to surprise and very suspicious, which added to the stress fun!)  We decided to disguise the party as a graduation party for me (technically it was for both of us, but he of course was oblivious to that little detail!)

My job was to distract the birthday boy for a few hours on Saturday (party day!).  The humorous part is that he thought he was taking me out to distract me while “my” party decorations were being set up! 😉

 

Distraction time!

 

Laying tape at the hangar earlier that day (another distraction!)

 

A graduation table set up for the party 🙂

 

After they yelled “SURPRISE!”

 

 

 

 

Watching a birthday slideshow for Dad.

 

My dad’s cousin, Marty, is an AMAZING pastry chef.  He made cakes for both of us!  Dad’s was a chocolate mousse cake (containing 8 different types of chocolate!) and mine was strawberry cheesecake 😀

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Marty with his cakes

 

 

Dad’s good friend Richard brought him a raspberry pie…take a closer look!

 

How cool is that?!! 0x32 is the number 50 in hexadecimal format.  Yep, they’re really smart!!

 

A party just isn’t the same without a…confetti cannon!!

Kerry and Joy

 

 

Then came Dad’s actual birthday…

 

 

 

Whew!  We sure had fun with all these surprises, but it’s nice to be back to non-whispering-and-suspicious mode. 🙂 Now everything is finally out in the open around here…no secrets!!

“My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.” ~ Psalm 62:7

2 Comments

  1. avatar
    Laura
    Jun 2, 2016

    Yay! Looks like tons of fun:) Great job keeping the surprise!!!!! Congratulations on graduating, Katey, and happy birthday Mr. Nakatsu!
    Laura

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    Kathy
    Aug 2, 2016

    What an absolutely grand celebration for Kory’s big 50 th birthday and for my beautiful grand daughters graduation. The pie and the cakes were a very special touch! Love you all, Grandma Kathy

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