Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Surprise parties are not on the Bulthuis radar. For some reason it has never been a part of our mode of operation. So when our daughter-in-laws schemed up a doozy for our 60th birthdays, we were totally clueless. You could have knocked us over the head and we still would have missed it. The huge 'party next door' with the Nelsons as guests didn't even perk our suspicions. The party was an absolute shock. Under the guise of seeing Emily and Katie's new house, we walked into a room full of family and friends singing Happy Birthday. There were so many people involved in the scheem including my sisters who are not used to deceptive practices. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and regretted not being able to connect with everyone who came. Marti had skillfully provided the food and the setting at the Olson's was perfect. The day ended with a family dinner at the Thai Hut in Gig Harbor. Thanks to Steph and Jenny, surprises may become more commonplace in the Bulthuis family.