Monday, April 14, 2008

John's 40th Birthday Bash

John had an amazing 40th birthday! We ended up celebrating all weekend long. I hosted a FRIENDS party for him on Saturday night. We had dinner,dessert, & a great time chatting it up with good friends. It was nice to have a night among the adults. John received so many wonderful & thoughtful gifts from everyone. There were even a few gag gifts thrown in to help push him over the hill. I think the one that made us laugh the hardest was the dark, curly haired wig from Chris & Misty. John now has a full head of hair. Who would have thought at 40 he would have more hair than he knows what to do with :)??? I sent our guests home with a little goodie bag that had a few items that were invented in 1968:the aluminum can (soda), Post It Notes (the adhesive was invented that year), Hot Wheel cars & a CD we burned with music hits from that year. It was a fun night & we are so thankful to all who helped him celebrate.

Sunday was John's official birthday. We enjoyed having our families over for dinner & cake. We really appreciate our family members who traveled far to enjoy the afternoon with us. He was really spoiled by everyone this year. Thank you. I made him a scrapbook of his life (starting @ birth to the present) with some of the pictures I received from his sister. I will continue to add to the book & will post photos of that @ a later time.

I called John @ work this morning to see if he was surviving. we both agreed we need a nap. It was a great weekend! Enjoy your Monday!


katie said...

I love all the pictures Raimi. The gag gift ideas were great. I'll have to remember them!

Lisa said...

Great pictures!!!!
Wish we could have made it.
Looks like so much fun!!!
Happy Birthday!!!

Stephanie said...

You guys sure had a whirl-wind weekend! The get-together was so much fun. Thanks for the invite. Sounds like John was very appreciative of all the things you did for him, Raimi. You guys are amazing! It was fun to see pictures from the party AND to see the gag-gifts. Too funny!!!

Jordan, Annie & Allie said...

Looks like you really know how to throw a party! Happy, Happy Birthday John!

TheVasquez3 said...

sounds and looks like it was so much fun!!

Danny & Stephanie said...

We had such a great time, thanks for having us!

Anonymous said...

We sure are sad that we missed the big event...Happy 40th John! Raimi, it looks like your parties were very successful, good job! Can't wait to see you guys!

Hugs and kisses :)

Anonymous said...

I need to thank my wife for a great birthday. She put together two parties while two baseball games, working at the store, and cleaning the house were going on at the same time not to mention 4 boys to take care of as well.

I love you and I so appreciate how you showed your love to me this past weekend. I am so lucky to have you as my wife and best friend.


Meridee said...

Happy belated birthday John! I wish we could have been there. You are an old fart!

Meridee said...

Oh yeah, way cute idea for gift bags. I'm not surprised at all.