It’s a Surprise Party!


How can I be so blessed to have the best family and friends

in the world? They took time out of their busy schedule

to celebrate this special time in my new life.

Yes they pulled it off (barely) and surprised

me at a local restaurant with a party.



My beautiful daughter put this party together in just about

a weeks time. Keep in mind she is a nurse, has two kids and

is studying to be a Nurse Practitioner…..she’s amazing!



Not only did she have those gorgeous roses, balloons

and a fabulous cake but also a delicious fruit tray.



Then the other two culprits were the love of my life, my

husband, and the best mother in law a woman could ever ask for!

I will never forget how having my family and friends all together

with me meant! I love you all and what a great start to a new life!

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  1. Happy retirement. Hubby and I so enjoy retirement. Find the things you love to do and do them. What a wonderful surprise.

    Have a fabulous day and happy retirement. ♥

  2. Happy to hear of this wonderful party. So thoughtful of your daughter.
    Best of luck and congrats on this new period of your life.
    It hope this is the beginning of happy times and love.

  3. Diane, you have a beautiful daughter, a loving husband and a kind mother-in-law, just congratulations. I’m happy with you. Let happiness continue. All the best!
    Happy birthday to you

    • It took all of them working together to pull this one off Matt. My poor husband! I put him through the ringer with questions because he had to get me there…lol Thank you Matt!

  4. It is well deserving Diane and how nice they gathered together to make your day so special. You didn’t know when you had the special party for your mother-in-law’s birthday (90 I believe?) that you would be having a festive day yourself very soon! (Sorry for my tardiness – my work schedule has been brutal lately.)

    • Thank you Linda! My mother in law looked at me and said “pay backs” hahahaha. I hope your work slows down it sounds like you are so busy! Hopefully you are getting paid more for the extra hours to help pay for that water heater!

      • That’s funny Diane – well I had hoped it would slow down later this week but I had computer problems (at work this time) … I was going to stay late tonight, but problems. I was compensated for the extra hours, but I’d truthfully rather have my own time – I am hopelessly behind here at WordPress and have not even had time to do another post … hopefully next week will be better. I need to retire too – I am looking forward to it!

      • That’s amazing! I love to plan surprise parties! I planned one for my sister the last year and she freaked out! I had gone old school, and pretended that I didn’t remember her birthday, but surprised her in the evening!
        Planning it in 1-1/2 weeks is a great feat! I really admire her!!

  5. I’m so happy for you for your next journey! Retirement is a long shot away for me but it is what we work hard for! I can’t wait to see all of the recipes you can come up with now lol!

  6. Wow, you & your family are all so beautiful! How sweet of them to throw this surprise party for you, LOVE that fruit tray. ♡ Again, happy retirement to you, Diane!

  7. Congratulations dear Diane!! You and your daughter are so alike! What a delightful surprise and this is what life is all about – having good friends and lovely family all about you!! I wish you all the best in your retirement and may it be a,l that you deserve!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

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