Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Wonderful Surprise Celebration

I have the most wonderful friends! Last night Peter took me to our friends' home and they had a surprise dinner celebration for me for finishing school. It's one of the most thoughtful things ever! We hung out for about an hour, just chit-chatting, enjoying beer (well, I didn't) and some very tasty cheese and crackers--GREAT appetizer! Ben and Nichole made an amazingly delicious meal...Asian flank steak, corn on the cob, and roasted potatoes. Matt and Donna brought some delicious wine, champagne, and an atomic cake. After dinner, Nichole opened up my special champagne--Sparkling Pear, which was delish, and I also indulged in a glass of Cooper's Hawk Almond champagne (which smells OH SOO GOOD). Peter loved it.

Nichole thought she was opening the "real" champagne, but it was the pear sparkling cidar. She was quite disappointed after she poured 3-4 glasses and Ben pointed out the mistake. She still enjoyed her glass before moving to the real stuff. I drank almost the whole bottle, I think.

Here is the table, all set up so pretty with Nichole and Ben's crystal, pretty floral centerpiece, linen napkins, and pretty plates. The food was served on fancy platters and tasted oh, so, good. I loved the steak. Very tender and, well, just perfect...well done, Ben!

Matt and Donna (the happy engaged couple)Ben and Nichole (the new homeowners, happily married, and proud parents of two adorable children: Paige and Walter)
Peter and I (the almost grad and her beyond supportive hubby)
The AMAZING atomic cake...HOLY COW was this delicious!!!
And the middle with my two amazing, wonderful, supportive, loving girlfriends who have stood by me through thick and thin, constantly encouraging me along the way.

THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH NICHOLE, DONNA, BEN, AND MATT! I felt so honored last night that you did all of that for me! You guys are the best and I love you all so very, very much!!!
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Danuszka said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that cake was so good!

So glad it all worked out. We had a great time!

Jessica J said...

Awww, what great friends! Congrats on your HUGE accomplishment!

BottledBeauty said...

your friends are so sweet! Your cake looked delish.Congrats on being done with school!