We came home on Saturday and I was really surprised with a birthday party. When we walked in I saw a cake and didn't think much of it because my mother in law always gets a cake for any celebration that is within that month. I just figured that we were having cake. Then, people began to show up. We didn't get photos of many of the guests but here are the couple that were taken. My dad and step mother drove from Atlanta which was a really big surprise, then turned around and left at 10 to drive back 4 hours. Another big surprise was that I walked out of another room and saw someone I knew standing there. My daughter asked if I knew who it was and I was doing the scramble trying to place her. It was Valerie. We met through blogging and knew we lived about 30 minutes apart. My daughter has heard me talk about her and her kids and contacted her and invited her over. I am so glad she came and I was able to meet her in person. She is really sweet and just as cute. She said it was like going on a blind date. I didn't kiss her goodnight. My husband had to hold his mom back from the all black 40th birthday theme. He suggested the pink and green. My birthday is really on the 11th but a bigger surprise to come home looking weary and after standing on the dock and in customs for over two hours. Man, he took a big chance that I wouldn't kill him. I usually like to plan for surprises! Golly!