In my generation of cousin’s on my grandmother’s side I’m the 6th of 9 and as you know by now, I’m the planner/organizer/birthday giver/baker…etc. So when my birthday rolled around I didn’t expect anyone to put anything big together for me because…well because no one ever has. It’s clearly established that the best birthday weekend I ever had was in 2007. My cousin Danny started asking me 2 weeks before my birthday what we were going to do and where we were going to go. After taking everyone’s budget and likes into consideration and consulting with my online birthday coupons, I told Rollo that I wanted to go to Chili’s. She suggested the location closest to her house and I sent out a text (after Danny continued bugging me about it). I spent Friday morning going to all my fabulous friends at Sephora, Aveda, Bath & Body Works, Aeropostle, and Edible Arrangements and putting together cute little swag bags for all my female cousins joining me for dinner at 7. So imagine how pissed I was to be sitting at Chili’s at 7:22pm and no one had shown up yet. I had called Rollo and she didn’t indicate that anything was wrong….but everyone was late!
Eventually two cousins showed up and said “Rollo needs us to pick her up but we don’t know where she lives. Can you show us the way?”
Well why in the hell didn’t Rollo just tell me to come get her? This Chili’s is right around the corner from her house!
When we reached Rollo’s house I noticed a lot of cars and thought “Hmmmm her husband must have guests.” I walked in and saw balloons and food set out on the kitchen island and thought “Hmmmm that must be for her husband’s guests.” I noticed a birthday cake sitting on the table and thought “Hmmmm I guess they’re bringing the cake to Chili’s.” and I went back outside to the car amidst yells of SURPRISE and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to get my other two cousins and tell them to go in and get Rollo so I could go back to Chili’s. It was at the car when Tre’ said “go back inside to your party” that I figured it out.
A SURPRISE PARTY FOR ME!!!!
Yes I missed the balloons.
Yes I missed the question “did we get you?”
Yes I missed all the clues. LOL
and Yes I had the time of my life!!!!!
This year has tied with 2007 to be the best ever! With a track record like this I’m definitely looking forward to hitting 39 in 4 more years. LOL
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