Monday, December 8, 2008

Su-prise Suuu-prise Su-PRISE

Well this Saturday is one I will never forget! I love my husband dearly! He is a kind, good man with so many sweet loving qualities about him. For the past few months I have been over joyed that he is still with me and cancer free! And with all these thoughts of him, a memory of when he was sick hit me about a month ago. It was one of him telling me when he got better he was going to have a big party invite everyone who was there for him while he was sick and grill steaks. Not too long after he got better (about 6 months ago) he was still so weak that he put it off, then our son had baseball (Thor was coach) and we traveled a lot, then in August he had to have his gallbladder removed and again he was weak for a month or more. Summer turned into fall and here we are 6 months later and no party. I just knew I had to step into action. What better way than a surprise party? And the devilish girl that I am I was able to get him to grill out for his own party!!!! imagine that!

I coordinated with one of his work buddies (Bill), my Mother In Law (MIL-Goldie) and Brother In Law Rick. We told Thor that we were having a birthday party for his brother at our house and we were going to grill out for him. I called and e-mailed everyone I could think of that played a major roll in my husband during his sickness (a phone call or card WAS MAJOR TO US) We were so overwhelmed with love during his surgery and chemo I wanted Thor to see he is still so loved and we are so thankful he is better...after his recovery. I know I missed calling and inviting many people but some had to go and have a baby, and others had to go and leave town! Shame on them, lol!

The theme was of course my husbands favorite past time- grilling, so I had everyone bring a side and a grilling cookbook from my amazon wish list (if they could because during these hard times no one could blame those that did not bring anything, we were just thankful they came!) We ended up with loads of family (some live nearly 3 hours away), several work buddies (even our favorite retired friend came for a few minutes with a congrats cake!) and one friend from high school who was the only person (other than parents of my husbands high school friends) that called when Thor got sick. My husband had not seen him in 10-11 years? It was the icing on the cake for my surprise party!~

My husband also ended up with 10 cook books from his favorite cooking shows, America's Test Kitchen, Steven Raichlen, Lidia's Italian-America, and Bobby Flay-needless to say that boy does not need a cook book for some time!~

My husband felt very blessed to see everyone and get to spend time with them he thanked me all weekend!-though I am pretty sure he's not fond of surprises, I think it he was more blessed by the people than the surprise of it all. That is what I wanted!

So without further ado I give you pictures of the surprise remission party for my husband.



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Not pictured:-Sorry I was having too much fun to pick up my camera, go figure?
Dawn Thor's sister and her husband
Goldie Thor's mom
Bonnie-Thor's aunt
Donna's Husband and two cute boys!
Melody's Husband- you can sort of see him in the 6th picture down
Tim's 3 very cute boys-who had so much fun with my boys they called us to tell us!
Steve's sweet and cute boy
Abe's very loving adorable boy
Thor and I and our two boys


EEEEMommy said...

What a wonderful reason to celebrate! :)

Emily said...

So where in the world is your actual husband? haha


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