There is something so fantastic about doing something for someone else and this past Saturday proved that….
This year, my mom gracefully turned 65. You would never guess she was anywhere close to this age. An extremely positive energetic women with tons of life.
About a month ago, Kate, Dad and I began conspiring of what to do for her 65th birthday. We settled on a dinner at Miro Bistro. If you haven’t been to Miro, let me tell you, they have fantastic food ( photos to follow) . There is one main chef with a couple sous chefs. You must go.
After getting a guest list from my dad, I sent the email out and responses started coming in. There were a few nervous moments of letting the secret out. Kate lives out-of-town so we had to convince Mom that Kate was coming to town just for the four of us to go for dinner ( tee hee).
In the middle of all of this , I got a text from my sister saying she was glad we were doing this together and this is how sisters should be. Kate and I haven’t always been super close, but all of that has been changing and it’s awesome.
The day before the party I got a message from Miro asking me to call. Heart stopped. After a few un-returned calls, the reservation was confirmed.
The day of the party was finally here.
This is the point that my dad would like to tell you that I had a wicked hangover that morning. ( note : never tell your parents you have a headache while sounding groggy. They will figure it out.. and make sure every one knows later)
Kate and I ran around town gathering the cake, balloons and other bits and bobs we needed. We had a lot of fun figuring everything out together
6pm came and we got to Miros. We must have been quite the site carrying all this cake , balloons, cameras etc. I had booked the back room which was packed when we got there.
Around my 6:20, peaking through the glass windows, we saw the top of my dad’s head.
The doors opened and everyone yelled “SURPRISE!!!!!!!” and broke into Happy Birthday. I wish I had a photo of that moment. The look on her face was priceless:
We had a great , loud dinner. Tons of laughing ( see John in the background)
One of my most favorite moments was this one:
It great feeling to know we had pulled something off for Gabriele.. and she truly had no idea