You know that feeling when it just feels like everything is right with the world? I'm basking in that feeling right now.
Everyone knows that I like to throw a party. I like playing hostess and picking up after people. It's in my blood. But I told Larry that I wasn't going to plan my own graduation celebration. I thought we would do something once we got back from the graduation ceremony - maybe sometime in June.
Well, Larry and his crew had different plans. They have been meeting secretly for over a month, planning my party. Larry was the boss and the major investor. The Ninjaneer was in charge of the logistical stuff - I hear he had a spreadsheet and drew detailed drawings of how the tables and chairs would be set up. Mixmaster LL was in charge of all decorations and ambiance. Sarah was in charge of invitations and getting me out of the house. Let me tell you, they all knocked their pieces out of the park!
I thought that I was going to do some girly errands with Sarah on Saturday morning and we were going to go to lunch with our main squeezes. When we headed back to my house around noon, I didn't even think twice when I saw a bunch of cars parked in the the street in front of my house. (I thought that maybe the across the street neighbor was having some people over after a marathon or something.) I told Sarah not to park in the driveway because it would be hard to back out without hitting one of the cars. She said, "I'll just have one of the boys do it." As we got out of the car, I saw a light blue balloon tied to one of the hanging plants. I said, "Why is there a balloon?" But it STILL didn't register. As I got out of the car, I saw Larry standing in the yard and I think I said something like, "Wait a minute.... is this a party for me?!?" It was.
I'll post pictures and whatnot later - if you really want to see them, you can go to my facebook. There are also some funny stories about close calls. Sarah has a wonderful summary up at her blog. But for now, I just want to bask in the memory. I felt so much love - I swear, the whole next day, I teared up every time I thought about it.
The theme was "Rachel Behnke Graduates." Larry even had buttons made.
You'll get the reference if you were a religious follower of 90210, otherwise, watch below. (Or type "Donna Martin Graduates" into youtube.)
Thank you a million times to everyone that helped or was a part of it. It truly was more than I ever could have wished for!