Monday, March 31, 2014

Mom's 50th Birthday!

My mom turned the big 5-0 at the beginning of March.  We headed up to Wichita the next weekend to celebrate!  My dad and sisters and I planned a party for her with family and as many of her favorite things that we could think of.

We wanted to keep things cheerful instead of black and doom and gloom because that's no way to celebrate 50!  The main event was a dinner of Chipotle.  It was delicious!!!  Oh man - I could eat Chipotle all the time. It is Mom's favorite place, so Dad ordered a bunch for us all to enjoy.  My sisters made some amazing cake balls - 4 flavors!!!  They were delicious and a huge hit!  They also took care of some decorations and all the paper products and balloons.  I made a "Fifty & Fabulous" banner and a Family Feud game.  The game actually turned out better than I expected.  Thankfully, we had an excited and involved group who really made it more fun.  We also got some Connie's Cookies for the celebration.  Dad gathered some questions from us girls, himself and mom's siblings for a quiz about Linda.  :)  It was fun to see if we guessed the right answers according to mom, and to see who knew her the best (and worst).  :)  My Aunt Donna threw a fun party for Mom the weekend before with some of her girlfriends and included some more of Mom's favorite things.  All around, I hope Mom really had a great time!

Sunday, we got to go to the church where Todd is on staff at now, Central Community Church.  It was great to visit and meet some new folks!

We also made sure to cheer on the Wichita State Shockers while we were there!  They won the Missouri Valley tournament and we are still heartbroken for their loss in the March Madness tournament.  Go Shocks!!!

It was a really fun weekend and we are glad we got to be a part of it!


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