Saturday, December 04, 2010

Anniversary Surprise

Okay, Faithful Reader, earlier today I forewarned you that I'd be writing later on about an evening event that we had to attend.  We're back now from that event, so I can let you know that it was . . . a surprise party for Susan's aunt and uncle Kathy and Pat, whose 40th anniversary is coming up in a few weeks!  Their kids planned it and got Pat and Kathy to the St. Anthony Hall just off Broadway with the "white lie" that they were attending a relative's 13th birthday party there.  Surprise!

Kathy and Pat share a dance.  Awww!

back row: Kylan being held by Tina beside her husband Craig (Tina and Craig are Kylan's parents); Traci beside her husband Tori; Trista beside her husband Todd; front row: Trae being held by Pat; Tatum being held by Kathy (Trae and Tatum are Trista and Todd's kids) (and Tina, Traci, and Todd are Pat and Kathy's kids)

The ruse worked, and Pat and Kathy were delighted to see so many friends and relatives.  There was a table set up with cake, punch, and snacks; and the bar adjoining the dance hall was available for purchasing beverages, too.  We sat at tables in the dance hall eating and visiting with the aunts, uncles, and cousins--and occasionally getting up to dance to the music being played by a man with a collection of CDs of all styles of music.  It was a fun night!

Suzanna, Abigail, and Hillary entertained the littler kids in attendance, dancing here with Kylan.

Suzanna and her daddy

Abigail and her daddy

Hillary and her daddy


  1. It's always so worth it when the surprise actually is a surprise!

  2. It is always great to get together with relatives to celebrate a happy occasion. What a nice evening!