Monday, March 17, 2008

We Pulled it Off!!!!!

So Tami and I decided to throw Rebekah and Heidi a joint surprise party, but the surprises started early in the day when they woke up. The whole day they followed notes to tell them where to go. The places included:
  • Breakfast with in-laws and family
  • Manicures
  • Painting pottery
  • Afternoon coffee at Starbucks

The day ended at our house for "family night". We sat down to a fake dinner and after the prayer all their friends popped out from the basement to surprise them. Much to Tami and I's relief, the whole day went off without a hitch. So here are a few pictures from the day.

Painting at Fired Up
The birthday banner waitin for them at Fired Up

The cake we made for them. The California or Bust and the snowman is an inside joke from a trip we took years ago with a craving for cake and the store only having snowman cakes.


All the party girls.

The rest of the party girls.

Tami was the mastermind behind the whole day. Great idea Tam!

The fab four! I don't think we've ever called ourselves that, but I couldn't think of another caption to put underneath this! :-)







5 comments:

Pam said...

I'm glad the whole day went well, Tara. I'm sure Bek and Heidi had a memorable day. It was fun to be a part of it. Thanks for inviting us for the brunch!

Love,
Aunt Pam

Rebekah said...

Yesterday was honestly one of the funnest days of my 29 years of life!!! It was amazing how everything was so perfectly timed and coordinated! It was so fun wondering where the next card would come from telling us what to do! When Heidi and I were sitting at Starbucks, we started panicking that you guys have October birthdays and wondering how we could ever pull anything as good off for you guys!!!! Well, I guess we have a few months to think about it :)

Anyway, what an absolutely fantastic birthday surprise! Love you so much and can't find a way to really tell you how much I appreciated it and thank you for it!

Love,
Bek

tamika paige said...

thanks for posting the pictures and being the person to take the 'concept' to the next level! :) aunt pam, i'm sooooo glad you and grandma could come!!!! it meant a lot to all of us.
bek, you seriously don't have to do anything to thanks us! we both said that knowing you and heidi loved it was the complete payback we wanted!!!

Anonymous said...

I have to say it was probably the best birthday of my 28 years. What a great time we had! THanks so much! If I still had my blog I would make you guys my heros of the year! -heidi rinkenberger

Holli said...

What a great sis and cuz you are!
so have you been looking at tickets lately? Any news?
Miss you!