Wednesday, October 27, 2010

He's Glad He Married Me

Here's how I threw my husband a surprise party for his 30th birthday:

I stressed about all the secret planning until it overwhelmed me to the point that I broke down the night before the party, and blew the secret.

Justin sat innocently beside me.  "Babe," he said, "you know how I can always tell when something's wrong?" 

I looked at him blankly.

"Well I can tell now."  His eyebrows were arched with concern.  "What's wrong?"

I couldn't tell him that I was freaking out because I couldn't figure out the main task of his surprise party -- how to get him there unsuspectingly.  Except, when he looked at me with those deep brown, understanding eyes, I accidentally told him.  Kind of.

"It's nothing really," I hemmed.  " mom is making you a special dinner for your birthday tomorrow night, and she's having the girls make a special dessert for you and it's my ONE job to get you away from her house until 5:30 and I can't do it right because my plan isn't working and I'm ruining the surprise by telling you about the surprise, but don't tell anyone you KNEW about the surprise, okay?"

I felt immediately better while Justin heaved with laughter.  The bulk of the surprise was ruined, but I felt better not keeping it to myself any longer.

Yep.  That's me.  The girl who thinks it'll be so much fun to plan a surprise party but then fails to keep the secret a secret. 

I tried to console myself by thinking he wouldn't suspect the party's true nature: not a small, family dinner accentuated with a badly-decorated, toddler-made cake, but a bonfire bash with some of his oldest friends and most of our family in attendance.  And he didn't know that part.  But still.  I blew part of the surprise because I'm too lame to keep anything to myself.  My moods are tangible, I guess. 

Anyway.  Today, I'd like to wish my long-suffering, good-natured, play-along husband a wonderfully happy birthday!

You're a hottie, honey. 

Even for a 30-year-old.


  1. Oh, come now, 30 isn't so old. Really. It's not.

  2. Happy birthday to him! And I think it's perfectly normal not to be able to keep a secret from your spouse - for example, I knew from the first day it was planned about a surprise shower coming up.

  3. Haha!! Oh, Sarah. You are so cute. I can see why he loves you so much. Happy birthday to your handsome 30-year-old hubby. You two are adorable. :)

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTIN!!! Seriously, I am exactly the same. I can't hide a darn thing, so annoying!

  5. So funny! Chad found out about his "surprise" 30th birthday party too. Except it wasn't really my fault... a friend called asking what time it was and when Chad asked why she called, I guess I smirked a little. So, of course, he guessed it. I HATE that he can read me so well!!

    At least you didn't ruin the whole surprise for him! Happy 30th, Justin! (even though you have no idea who I am...)

  6. Happy birthday, Mr. Heavenly!!

    And um, Sarah, you kind of kill me a little bit! :)


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