Monday, May 10, 2010


For my 19th birthday, my best friend Sarah planned a sweet surprise. She had made all of our friends (on campus at Mary Hardin-Baylor University) swear to secrecy, buy a rose, and meet up for a surprise birthday party in my honor. In addition to a beautiful diverse bouquet of roses, I had the precious memories of my friends caring for me in my first year away from home. It remains the only surprise birthday party I've ever had.

Fast forward 12 years. Sarah lives in Fort Worth with her husband of 7 years and their 2 little boys. While we were in each others' weddings, we haven't been very close since life got busy. But back in January I was able to visit her briefly and reconnect. Then, her husband calls me and says "Hey, I'm planning a surprise party for Sarah. Would you like to come?" Um yeah!!

So my 31st birthday present was a night off from the kids, as Chuck and I traveled up to Fort Worth to attend her party.

On the way, we stopped at this famous hole-in-the-wall kinda place called the Czech Stop.

It was delicious!

Then we got to the party. This was the banner Sarah's husband had made. So sweet!
Sarah's Surprise

And he pulled it off! There were about 25 people there, and she was completely surprised!
This was just after she came in...

Chuck and I had a blast having dinner and hanging out with Sarah and her friends and family. We spent the night in a hotel, then Sarah invited us to her house the next morning for breakfast.

It was a great birthday, for her and me both! Sarah, I'm so thankful for your friendship!


Anonymous said...

Angie! Oh my gosh, I had totally forgotten about your surprise party at UMHB! That was so fun. I remember you said that people usually weren't able to surprise you b/c you are so savvy to everything!
You are such an awesome friend. I think it is amazing how God brought us together as kindred spirits. Some how through only one common class in one year at one university together, we became life-long friends. I am pretty sure that was God's doing b/c I don't even remember anyone else from that dreadful history class!
I will always remember my 30th. It was the most blessed birthday ever. Thanks for being a part of it.

Love you,

Stacia said...

That is so fun! Looks like you guys had a great time. Way to go Sarah's husband. Impressive.

I'm wishing you had brought me back some of those kolaches!