The best aunt who lives in Georgia turned 30 in February. We happened to be on a break from school on her actual birthday, so I began plotting a long time before that week to arrange a date with her for lunch on her bday! I had to do some intense internet stalking to FIND the office where she worked in Atlanta. I knew there was a website, but there are SO MANY offices that share the same name in the Atlanta area, it was a bit of a challenge. I didn't want to ASK her for help because I wanted to be able to surprise her! After about 3 hours of calling and internet research I finally found the office. I emailed her boss and proposed my plan, she agreed and I began or orchestrate the master plan! The day of the event we went to Sams and bought cookies to share. We stopped by Chick fil A and got lunch. After that we drove to her office.
Let me please explain that taking 3 kids out in public where multiple events and stops are on the agenda is a bit challenging. Like, insanely difficult. I only started to sweat about 1/2 way through the bathroom stop at her office. The office building has fountains and ducks, well.... geese, as Hayes would say. They have a revolving door and well, its an office. You're supposed to use an office voice. 3 year olds don't have an office voice or office behavior. We survived the bathroom, the revolving door, the fountains (thank you God, because it was REALLY cold), and lastly, the elevator to the floor where she works.
We made our way into the front conference room and set up lunch. All of the sweet ladies Kathryn worked with came in to greet us and wait for her, so we could surprise her! Kitty rounded the corner and began to get teary (never happens) so I knew she was surprised and I was FLOORED! Y'all know that anytime you get to actually surprise someone, you get pumped, right!?
We don't get to see her nearly as often as we like to, so this was a super special treat for us this day! Hopefully we will get to see her again some this summer and we can have outside lunch dates by the geese and the fountains!
Love you Kitty!
Happy we can celebrate 30 years of YOU!