Sunday, May 09, 2010

Surprise 50th Birthday

Today is the test. To see if the last three months of work we did is going to pay off. Do mom and dad know? Do they even have a clue? My brothers and sisters have been having weekly phone calls for the last three months to plan this. It was harder for us to pick a time to do this than putting it together. Kelli is the expert table designer. David, Kevin and Kandi were the negotiators. Keith and Kristi were the decorations brainstormers and Katy was the extra suprise schemer. She helped Auntie Anne, Aunt Sheila and the Greenslit family plan their flight itinerary so that they all would make it into MCI at about the same time. She aided Auntie Anne to pull off her coming in for the weekend to suprise mom.

It did require some running around on Friday and Saturday but it was the best thing we have done for mom and dad.

Saturday, May 08, 2010


It was another long day but also another great day. Started the day with pre-graduation brunch and lots of pictures.

Followed by graduation ceremony.

Graduation Party

Friday, May 07, 2010

Bridal Shopping

After picking everyone up at the airport in the morning all of the girls, well with the exception of mom and Aunt Anne, went bridal dress shopping. I made appointments for us about a month or so ago; Mia's Bridal and then David's Bridal.

Aunt Sheila isn't going to be able to come to the wedding so she went shopping with us. We tried on several dresses at Mia's but we nor the bride was ecstatic but one in particular.

Mia's Bridal

After Mia's we headed to Hy-Vee to pick up the cakes for the Graduation and 50th Suprise Birthday. We put them under the seats of the vehicles while we went to David's Bridal. We tried on some dresses there but there was one dress in particular that the bride to be really liked. Can you guess which one it is?

David's Bridal

After choosing the dress and getting the right sizes I mentioned that it might be a good idea to pick out a shoe. Get it all done at once and this way Kelli doesn't have to worry about making another trip before the wedding to get another chore done.

After David's Bridal some of the sisters went with me in my car to go to the mall. Some of the girls wanted to finalize there attire for the 50th Surprise Birthday tomorrow. It was about 7:45pm by the time we ended up back at mom's house.