Last night I threw Scott a surprise 30th birthday party. He had absolutely no clue and in the end that's what he was kicking himself the most about. He thought we were just going on a date night with some friends. But when we arrived at the pizza restaurant in town he was greeted by a room full our friends dressed as pirates and a big "arrgghhh!!" from the group. When it comes to a having a party I have a really hard time passing up a good theme. We ate pizza & a ton of cinnamon sticks, played Pop-Up Pirate, and had a good time visiting. For Scott, who stated to me specifically that he did not want a surprise party, I have to think this one was relatively painless. But I did have to promise that I will never do anything like it ever again.
After 3 years and 3 months of service I was released from my calling as a counselor in the Relief Society Presidency today. The whole presidency was released and I'm kind of anxious to see where they'll put me next. I don't imagine I'll get too much of a break. But after hosting 104 play groups at the church, 77 presidency meetings, 37 enrichment nights, and 3 super saturdays it is a break I'm going to enjoy!