I lied to my sister for nearly six months!!!
But, there is good reason for all the lying...
My GORGEOUS sister's 40th Birthday. Danielle (and my parents) live on the other side of the world from me...Atlanta, Georgia USA to be exact. And all of the lying centered around a surprise visit to the USA to celebrate Danielle's 40th birthday.
It was way back in October last year that David (Danielle's husband), my mum & dad, Jason (my husband) and I started to plot Danielle's birthday celebrations. There were a lot of secret emails, phone calls and Skype calls between us all...I can't believe that we managed to pull it off and she had absolutely no idea.
We surprised her by sneaking into their basement and calling her via Skype video. While Jason and David were talking 'golf' (that was our cue) Ashlee and I snuck upstairs to surprise her. Needless to say, there were lots of tears, laughter...and relief that we didn't have to lie anymore!
It was time then to celebrate with a PARTY!!!
My incredibly talented mum styled a beautiful sweets table and made all of the desserts herself!
In the months before the party, we sent out balloons and cards to Danielle's Aussie and out-of-town friends and family so they could write birthday messages.
For some photo-fun my oh so handy dad built a freestanding photo booth. Here's a peek of some of the family pics...