First, the party went off wonderfully! There were a few times when the secret was almost spilled (like when my honey came home Friday evening and said, "Guess what?! I got the rest of the night off!" and his birthday cake was baking in the oven! And the timer was fixin' to go off in, like, 10 minutes! Not that I panicked or anything, because, you know, I'm always completely rational and level-headed...unless there's a spider involved.). But ultimately, my man was utterly, totally surprised! Yay for me!
I did end up making the peanut butter frosting, so thanks to the ladies who "voted" and helped me with that tough decision! It was delicious and everyone raved about it. :~) All of the food came out perfectly, and I was even given a nice compliment from one of our friends. She said, "Well, you know if Arlene's cooking, it's going to be good!" That made me feel like a gourmet chef or something, hehehe! :o)
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a picture of My Airman's surprised face. But, we did get a picture of a few of us at the party. To the left are Jason, Sarah, and their son. On the right are Micah and Nicole. And, of course, my boy decided to be camera shy in this one. Oh, well. He has a lovely cowlick, don't you think? :P