Father’s Day weekend we were invited to a surprise 40th anniversary party.  We received an invitation from Foster, our nephew’s wife’s mother, saying that she was having a surprise 40th Anniversary party for her sister and brother-in-law, Rosely and Harold.

We haven’t had a chance to get together since we were all out in California for our other nephew’s wedding so of course we accepted the invitation.  It is always nice to get together with family.

When we got to Foster and Gift’s Rosely’s son acted as car valet.  All cars were moved from around Foster’s house so that Harold and Rosely wouldn’t see any cars around the house that they might recognize.

Harold and Rosely were coming under the pretext that they would meet Foster and Gift at an event near their home.  Because they were all to meet at this fictitious event there had to be a way to get them to the house.

Someone in the car told Harold that there was something leaking in Foster and Gift’s house and would he mind stopping to take a look at it before going to the event.  He said he would.

When they walked in all of us there yelled, “Surprise!”  They were.  You could see it on their faces.  From there the party began.  There was an abundance of food as there always is at Foster’s parties.  There was a cake, of course.  Here are some pictures of Rosely and Harold cutting and eating cake.





Of course, it isn’t a party at Foster’s without dancing.







Kathy with Rosely (left) and Foster (right).


We also had a nice surprise.  Our niece, Melisa, was there.  We all thought she was in Florida where her husband, our nephew, is doing his residency.  We were thrilled to see her.  We didn’t know she flew home for this and to see her father for Father’s Day.  Here she is with Kathy, me, and her brother, Shad.


We are blessed to be part of this wonderful family.  We always have an enjoyable time when we get together.




































































































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8 responses to “Surprises

  1. Your pictures of the family dancing remind me of the dancing at Saturday’s wedding. Most of the crowd was young so there was a lot of energy. The music was fast (only 1 or 2 songs I knew) and so was the dancing! As our families grow and blend, gatherings like these are so fun to attend.

  2. I love the dancing and all the red clothing. red is my favorite color and it always makes things seem more festive!

  3. Terje

    Joyful surprise. So wonderful that people were able to get together and celebrate. Kuddos to the organizer!

  4. A wonderful time together 🙂

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