Monday, November 8, 2010


Anns birthday was on November 4.  A couple of months ago, I mentioned to a couple of my kids that I wanted to do something special for her.  They came up with the idea to have our whole family meet in Salt Lake for a surprise birthday party for her.  We rented a vacation house for the 4th 5th and 6th.  We managed to keep it a surprise.  Most of the family arrived on Thursday evening.  On Friday Ann and I left Caliente about 12:30. I arranged with them to meet at and Article Circle restaurant near Alma and Matti house.  When we arrived and walked in I could only see Alma and Matti there.  Everyone was hiding among the playground equipment.  They all jumped out and surprised her.  It was great to see the surprise on her face. 

We had a great time visiting and eating ice cream.  We then went to the rental house and visited for awhile.

On Saturday, the girls fixed a great breakfast for everyone.  I keep telling Ann, my daughters and daughters-in-law that is really tough duty to be surrounded by great cooks.  They all are great cooks.

The rest of the day was spend with various activities.  Some went shopping, some when to Cabelas, Alma and Matti went to the U football game.  Everyone enjoyed the spacious back yard playing games and visiting.

For Saturday evening we had planned another surprise for Ann. Her siblings that live in the area were invited to come at 7:00 PM.  Ann and I went to the store to get ice cream and toppings for desert. While were gone they arrived. 

After that Ann asked "is there anymore surprises?"

We had a great time. A great big thank you to all who made this possible.