Boy, was he surprised! We had food catered at 2:30, and he was supposed to show up at 3. But Dad wanted to come earlier. The Floridians arrived the night before to a timeshare that is approximately an hour West of the place we had our party. Dad was eager to spend time with his kids and grandchildren, and couldn't understand why Mom and Sis (who were in on the surprise) didn't want to leave earlier. They wanted to relax and hang out and that really tested Dad's patience. When he arrived to the party, and saw all those people, and the party decorations, they all laughed while he apologized for being so pushy and trying to rush them out. I'm glad no one's feelings got hurt.
|[thanking his guests]|
And even though I enjoyed spending time with my siblings and their families, I am grateful to be able to settle down and hear myself think once again.
|[Mom, Dad, & their 6 monkeys]|