Thursday, June 12, 2008

Party Pics

Iggy, you crack me up. LOL I was never unconscious but it was a damn good party! It's taken me awhile to find some time to download pics and all but I have several for your viewing pleasure.
As I said in my previous post, George had a pretty good idea that lunch with Jon and Nikki was just a front for a party. I lied my ass off, right up until we pulled into the driveway. By then there was no need to lie any longer since several of the guys were outside cooking on the grill. George saw them and gave me a look. I, of course, acted innocent but he knew better. We parked the car and greeted everyone, then headed inside. It was already 95 degrees outside and very humid, so we all grabbed some plates full of food and went inside where there was some air conditioning. George made the rounds and the biggest surprise was seeing my kids and Jessie and Brad there. He was very happy to see them, and he hugged them all. (He's a big hugger.) I hadn't seen his brother Ray in about 30 years and when he saw me, he grabbed me and put a huge bear hug on me. He introduced me to his wife Diane, and she and I hit it off right away. I do remember her from school but I was a couple of years younger than her and she didn't recognize me. We talked for awhile and then I went to visit with my kids. As I was talking to Sara, I looked around the room and I couldn't believe my eyes. There sat George's wife, talking to her son Patrick. All I could think was, WTF is she doing here? I can certainly understand her being at a party for one of her kids or grandkids, but why on earth is she at her soon to be ex husband's birthday party? I have nothing against her, believe me. Her cheating on her husband and leaving her family has actually made my life better. If it wasn't tacky, I would actually thank her. LOL But...come on. (Found out later that she was invited by her son Jon, against daughter Nicole's wishes, which also explained why Nicole was in a bad mood.) Well, it didn't change anything, because I didn't let her bother me. In fact, once again, she didn't speak to me nor did she talk to very many there. I think she had to be quite uncomfortable anyway, seeing how my kids were socializing with her kids and everyone was having a really good time getting to know each other. Her own sister Bev was there and they still aren't speaking to each other, but Bev and I talked and she is a sweetheart.
Anyway, we had cheeseburgers, hot dogs, potato and pasta salad, assorted chips, dip, and of course, the cake. It was done up in the shape of a cheeseburger, and was cleverly done. Tasted damn good too! Everyone was having a wonderful time, and Nicole took quite a few pictures, which I have included in this post. There was $135 folded up and tied to the money tree, and George also got cards with cash in them, some DVD's, an Eagles CD, and the digital camera that I got him. Everyone had a great time, and George was very happy.
Cutting the Cake

Money Tree

Grampy and Alex

Grampy and Calissa

Me and the Birthday Boy

Bev and Alex

Patrick Kiley and Calissa

Brad Sara Jessie and Eric

George and Brad

50 Years Ago

So there ya have it. Surprise party over and I don't have to lie again until next year! LOL

We had some really hot and humid weather over the weekend and I am glad that the humidity has taken a break. We hit 102 on Tuesday and it was really uncomfortable. It's actually quite pleasant outside now, about 70, and I went for a walk a little bit ago.

I suppose I should get the towels folded and put away. One more day of work this week and then I can enjoy a couple of days off. We have events planned every Saturday for the entire month with two graduation parties and a birthday party still to go. We are also going to George's nephew's high school graduation on Tuesday. Busy Busy!

Enjoy the rest of the week and the weekend!


Kerry said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! the pictures are so small I couldn't see the cake good

I need another set of pictures please :)

ya know....... I can't understand for a minute why she would want to come to his party.... but her loss is your gain!

AliceKay said...

hmm....Kerry beat me to the comment section. (serves me right for trying to keep up with chat....LOL)

Sounds like everyone had a nice party...cept for the unwanted party goer. *hugs*

ChicagoLady said...

I'm glad that the party went well, despite the unwelcome guest.

Intense Guy said...

Hope you have a great weekend too Lainie!!!

I enjoyed all the pictures, I thought the ones "Grampy and Alex" and "Brad Sara Jessie and Eric" where exceptional. Such character in the expressions (and such characters in the pictures!)

*Hugs* The unwelcomed guest sounds like my sister-in-law... she just don't get it that she isn't welcomed and no hint short of a 2x4 across the back of her head would "sink in".

LadyStyx said...

Looks like a great time. Sounds like Jon didnt let on to her that you'd be there too. Talk about awkward.

Lainie said...

Oh Styxie, she knew I was going to be there. She also knows I am going to her nephew's graduation and graduation party next week, and I will be at her Grandson's birthday party the week after that. She better get used to seeing me. :-)

Lainie said...

Oh and Iggy...I am having the pic of George and Alex blown up and framed. It's my favorite picture from the whole day.