So Bill wanted to have a Surprise Birthday party for George.

It was “The” Big One.

Not that Big one. The other Big One.

NO! The one before that one.

So anyway, Bill planned the party.

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We all could not be leave how authentically old fashioned it looked.

And that gave me an idea….I could try very hard to get this post out in time to play Lisa’s Long Road to China Black and White Wednesday.

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Bill planned the party for weeks.

He told the whole family and invited all of George’s friends.

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Kristen came down for the fun.

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There was just one problem.

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George didn’t know about the party.


George was not in a hurry to be at the party.

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Stephenie called her dad and told him her car died at Uncle Bill’s house,


she needed him to come and fix it right away.

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George figured Bill would be home soon and could fix it.

He worked all day, needed to go by the store and would not rush.

After all she was okay…She was at her uncles house.

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So we waited.

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And we waited

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We Waited

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Then we had to pull out the BIG GUNS….

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You guessed IT!

We used the B-A-B-Y!

Stephenie told her dad she had to get home…Aubry was out of food and she was screaming!

Uncle Bill would not be home for awhile. He just had to come.

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Got him moving.

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He couldn’t believe all the people….He couldn’t get over the cake.

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The food was great.

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The games were fun.

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Most of all it was just a great time getting together having fun and laughing again.

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There was just one thing.

George said “He wished someone would have given him a heads up.

He would have gone home to take a shower and change before he was surprised.”

29 thoughts on “Surprise! it’s Black and White Wednesday or George’s Birthday

  1. That cake is AWESOME!!!!!! When you combine THAT cake with George's 60's looking hippy/peace-lovin' attire and the black & white's…the entire ordeal looks straight out of a cherished family album at least a few decades old! πŸ™‚


  2. That cake is AWESOME! LOVE IT!That is so funny that the Birthday Boy decided to take his sweet ole time to get there. Good thing there was lots of good food and drink!Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog…I can't believe your son is THAT big….WonderBoy's doctor predicts he will be similar in size but I didn't even think about the fact that he could be 15 when he gets there! WOW!


  3. Ah, this was just pure fun!Its so funny you had to pull out the big guns! LOL Sometimes it does take a baby to do the work of 10! :)That cake is beyond words…and the conversion to B&W was perfect!I loved the way you shared this moment!!


  4. It really was a fun time, he looked a bit disheveled, but thats what happens when we all were surprised. How could he be 50, when I am only 49???


  5. Oh what a great story and the photos…the B&W photos to go with it are priceless! I am sure you all had an amazing time at the party! And Happy to see George finally made it :)btw ~ the crazies from my post are from my side of the family lol but don't tell anyone OK….(I wish I could blame my better-half's side lol)


  6. That cake looks really cool! And I love whole old-fashioned theme you went with for these photos. Seems like it was a great party!


  7. Ha, what a great "surprise" party and I love the way you documented it for blk&wh Wednesday. Awesome.What a cake….really perfect!!!Thank for sharing with us in the fun!


  8. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I love this post. It looks like such a fun time. I am laughing my head off about how you were waiting and waiting. I am glad you could surprise him : ) That is so special! I know he will remember it for a long time. He has a wonderfully warm smile : )


  9. Looks like a fun time was had by all. Great job on the cake by Steph and the baby is beautiful. George looks a lot like his Dad methinks. Glad you all had fun.Auntie


  10. Fantastic cake!!!! So much talent!!!! I wish I could bake and decorate a cake like that!!!! Wow!!! Looks like such a wonderful party!!! And so happy for you for such a loving family…it helps, doesn't it? Doesn't make it all better, but it helps!!! Love you!! Janine OX


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