Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Big 5-0

I LOVE surprise parties, so I was very excited to get to go to my Uncle Garry's (yes, it's Garry with two "R"s) 50th birthday party at Joe T Garcia's. YUM!! My Aunt Julie did an awesome job putting it all together, and he had no clue. There were at least 100 of his family, friends, and co-workers that all managed to keep things quiet for at least 3 weeks, so I was pretty impressed. A few of his friends took him skeet shooting for his birthday that afternoon to keep him from suspecting anything, so he was mad that he was still in his "shooting clothes" for the party. My cousin Rachel surprised him by coming home from college for the party, so that was cool. I love living close to my family. I never got to do stuff like this for the 4 years we spent on the East Coast. I know I've been in the metroplex for over 2 months now, but it never gets old! Here are some pics from the big event.


Daddy's Girls

Officially "Over the Hill"

There are always margaritas when you party at Joe T's...my fav!!

My Aunt Julie & Me

My little cousins are suddenly all grown up!


andydawn said...

How fun!! I love surprise parties too :) I ate at that place once in Ft. Worth...GREAT food and drinks!

campers said...

love Joe T's! Looks like fun!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Don't ya just love Joe T's?!

Laura said...

Love Joe T Garcias! MISS IT! And I hope to turn 50 one of these days but doesn't that seem far away! Still, life goes by SO fast!

Shannon said...

Joe T's?! Man, that makes me miss Ft. Worth. It's nice to have a way to find out about your life these days. I love checking in on the blog. Is your husband still in the military? My husband was mobilized to Iraq last year. Everyone is supportive in that situation, but only other military spouses understand. It looks like things are going great for you.


crazymom said...

I am so happy you are enjoying being near family again! Its great not to have to miss out on special get togethers! We miss you so much!

Jessica & Matt said...

There weren't 100 people at the party, were there? That's inSANE. I love family! This sort of things makes me want to have a big one! :)

Tiffani said...

What fun! Ahhh, I can just taste Joe T's right now - delicious! Family get togethers are the ultimate & I am so glad you are back in Texas with the fam.