A Surprise 30th Birthday!

Monday, July 20, 2015

This coming weekend is going to be a big one for the Shaneyfelts!  On Saturday, July 25th my cutie husband turns 30!! (insert big eyed emoji here)  And on Sunday, July 26th we celebrate ONE YEAR OF MARRIAGE!!  Eeeek!  I'm so excited!

Unfortunately Dustin has to work this work this weekend, so this past Saturday I surprised him with a surprise birthday party :)  Of course I picked the craziest time of the summer to throw it (think work traveling, major grad school assignments due, two finals to take for grad school, etc) but it was either this past weekend or two weeks from now.  I had great help in planning and getting things together, and I am especially thankful for Janie, whose husband Chris basically babysat Dustin while Janie was at my "Pampered Chef" party (my mom came up with that awesome excuse for cars at our house....go Mom!).

(Rachel is going to love that I put this picture on here haha!)  
Okay, so I planned poorly on getting the cake.  I left my house and told D that I had to go deliver some catalogs to some people who couldn't make it (it literally took me forever to come up with that lie because I don't lie and am very uncomfortable doing it) and instead I went to go get his cake.  It's about 100 degrees outside here so I knew I couldn't leave it in my trunk until he left with Chris, so I called my sister to meet me at our church parking lot for me to give her the cake!  She did!  And doesn't she look so happy to be getting a massive cake to take home and look at but not touch?

This is set up in the dining room since we don't have dining room furniture.  I went above and beyond on those decorations didn't I?  Ha.  I think if I didn't have to travel to Atlanta earlier last week and then write two papers and do a statistics project and study for two finals, then I would have had more time to decorate.  Oh well.  At least I stuck with a green and blue color scheme!

I wanted to do a small and intimate surprise party since this was actually the first big thing we've hosted in our new home.  It turned out great and I can't wait to host more events!

 I didn't think until I was eating that I probably better take some pictures, so this is why everyone is eating in all of these pictures.  (Rachel and Nick are behind the lamp on the right.  You can't see them eating.)

 This cake.  Not what I was expecting.  
Publix, when you tell me that you'll do confetti on this cake, I'm expecting a little more excitement than this.

 The birthday boy!!  ....a week early though.  He's still 29, y'all, and proud to say it!

 I'm so thankful for her willingness to come to the party hours early just to help me get things together....and to loan me her husband to keep mine away.

 I love my sister!  (and my brother-in-law in the back)

 The Shaneyfelts and the Spikers!

The day after.  He was so tired that this is what he did after lunch yesterday.  And who naps in nice clothes?  As soon as we came in from church, I immediately put on a t-shirt and Nike running shorts.  Dustin puts on this.  :)

I am so thankful to everyone who took time out of their night Saturday to come celebrate Dustin's birthday!  It meant a lot to both of us to see his family and friends celebrating with him!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy it was such a success and good time! I love your mom's idea of why there were so many cars there - that is so perfect! Everything looked great.


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