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Monday, August 8, 2011

Weekend Review: Party Time!!

This was our first weekend with Hubby retired! We have not gone to many BBQ's, showers, weddings, birthday parties or much else as a couple in years because of his work/sleeping schedule so being able to go to a BBQ together on a Saturday, like normal people was a real treat. This was also a "Surprise-This-is-NOT-a Retirement-Party" Party.

Dessert was a giant Regular flavor Whoppie pie cake, a German Chocolate Whoppie pie cake and a cake of donuts!! Yes, we ate them and they were wonderful and funny.
Some wonderful funny gifts made everyone laugh and great stories were told. It was thrown by great friends and included both friends and family.
He gave a wonderful little speech about how blessed we are with such great friends and family who would throw a Non Party, Party.
He's right, we are blessed to have such wonderful people in our life to share our milestones with.  
Even I got a gift of this beautiful flower vase with flowers, a card, a tiara and a coffee mug that I'll share later this week because you are tired of retirement stories by now.  

Oh on my personal challenge, I still got in just a bit over 66 miles so my new total for the year was 1802 miles! I celebrated with a small slice of both cakes!  I plan on working it off over the next few days!!!


  1. I love it ... a "Surprise-This-is-NOT-a Retirement-Party" Party! What fun!

    I didn't do as well as I would have liked over the weekend ... I've got to get back on track. Thankfully a healthy lifestyle is a journey, not a destination. ;-)

  2. What a neat idea! It sounds like a fun time. Those cakes looked delicious! The doughnut cake for a retiring policeman struck me funny :) Have a great Monday!

  3. Ya lost me at the whoopie pie cake. Oh my! I have not had a whoopie pie in years.

    Looks like a great celebration!

  4. I almost bought a whoopie cake this past Saturday.
    But I opted for Bran muffins instead.
    Wish I had bought the cake.

  5. Looks like a fabulous party, what fun. Congrats to hubby on his retirement!! And congrats to you on the miles, glad you got to celebrate and enjoy the cakes! :)

  6. I love the pictures and you must be so proud of your Hubby! Enjoy this new stage of your life!

  7. Sounds like a fun party. Congrats to the both of you on retirement.

  8. Love those cakes! Looks like it was a fun non-party. Congrats on the 66 miles.


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