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There is so little surprise left in life anymore...

Well after discovering at birth if we had a boy or a girl for both our child, I taught I would never get a surprise, I mean a genuine have no idea what I’m going to get or do or go anymore for the rest of my life.  Well I was so wrong... ;-).

This weekend we where going to my in-laws in Gatineau to pickup camping gear for our vacation, we where invited to my parents for diner to see a good friend of ours which now lives in DC.  Well we turned the corner to my parents’ house and there are a few cars there and it's odd but hey my parents have always done parties for as long as I can remember.  So we keep going and on the front lawn there are about 30 people all waiving and cheering and taking pictures of us and I'm thinking... huh! What is that about, I didn't win anything I'm just coming for diner?  My aunt and uncles are there, some friends of us from Montreal, old friend from high school... Now I'm thinking this must be a joke or something... well what you must know is we are celebrating our 20th this year and are going to Europe later in the fall to celebrate but our parents decided to through a surprise party for us.  Man what a surprise!!! I never never never saw it coming and I talked to a lot of the folks that where there just a few days prior and no one said a thing, it was great!!! We had a great time last night and everyone was super happy that they pulled it off and genuinely surprised us.  I love surprises, I loved that they did that for us!

Hats off everyone, well done!

A big heartfelt Thanks to everyone that was there and those that wanted to be but couldn't make it.  You have no idea what this meant to us... :-).  20 year of sharing joys and pain with someone is a long time but I hope to spend another 40 with her.  I love you.

Cheers,

ET

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2006 7:35 PM Other | Back to top


Comments on this post: Just when you taught you couldn't get surprised anymore...

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Big congrats to you guys for making it to the two decade mark. A quarter century is just around the corner!

We're at the 11 year mark right now, and went out to Japan recently to celebrate. Was a great trip.

Haven't had a surprise party of any kind since my 30th birthday awhile back. I won't tell you how long ago that was.
Left by Lorin Thwaits on Jul 31, 2006 1:11 AM

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Thanks Lorin I appreciate the sentiments. We had a great time and hope for many more years to come.

Cheers,
ET
Left by ET on Jul 31, 2006 3:28 PM

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life's strange, just a week ago, you were lying in my sofa chatting about this post about how surprises can be fun.
Now that i've read it, i can tell you're right when you say you spend a great time. I felt the same when i saw Annick and you coming in our wedding ceremony, another times so far from your bed in Montréal, lol.

Very big Thanks for being there, and loving kisses to my wonderfull wife for making this surprise to me.
Left by Philippe on Sep 21, 2006 1:42 PM

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