I threw a surprise party for Lucas' 30th birthday. I had started inviting everyone about a month before. I sent texts, evites and facebooked all his friends from his past and present. I invited about 60 people in all. It was the longest month of my life...ha ha. It was so hard to watch myself instead I slipped up and said something to Lucas. I had texted all his work friends from his phone and I was so scared they would text him back on his phone about the party. I actually did intercept a few and was able to delete them before he saw anything. His birthday was on January 28 which was a Saturday. My mam came down and helped me by watching the kids. I arranged for the party to be at Lucas' mom's house. On his birthday he opened his presents, then he went and played at a soccer tournament in our ward in the morning. After he got back, he and I headed out for what he thought was a birthday date. We went to our favorite sushi place "Ta Ta's" for lunch and then we went to the movies and saw "Underworld Awakening." Meanwhile, my mam and sister and bro-in-law Sam were over at Diana's house decorating and getting all the food laid out. I couldn't have pulled it off without all of them. The party was set for 6pm. After the movie, we went to the Nike store where Lucas bought some shoes and clothes. When we came out of the store, I told Lucas I would have to blindfold him. He was a little freaked out, but played along. I drove to his mom's house and sent a text that we had arrived. Then I lead him in the front door. All the lights were out and when we entered, everyone shouted "Happy Birthday Lucas." He still had a scarf on his eyes, and had no idea where he was. Then someone turned on the lights. He was so surprised. He really had no idea. It was so fun to see him catching up with his friends from high school, his mission and his co-workers. I had asked his brother Jon to put together a slideshow dvd with pictures from Lucas' life. He did an amazing job. He even had video of Lucas when he was a kid and in band. Everyone had a great laugh at the whole thing. It was awesome. He had a great time and I was so relieved that the secret was finally out and I didn't have to hide anything from him anymore. Welcome to the 30's Lucas, I love you!
Blowing out the candles
High school friends, Eric & Brian