September 16, 2022

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  • I knew that I didn't have a ton of free time today, so I was wide awake pretty early this morning. There was really no reason for me to wake up at 6 this morning, but I sure couldn't go back to sleep. I stayed in bed-I guess when I woke up this morning, Robby had just went back to sleep. He was awake trying to figure out if all of the balloons would fit in the car.
  • Keaton, Campbell and I went to Walmart today. I got my hair cut while the two girls ran around the store (with my phone) and marked off everything on the list. Of course when I was finished, they were still shopping so I had to just wait on them to come and find me since I didn't have a phone.
  • From there we went to the UPS store, a return and Kohls, Academy, Dollar Tree, and then to Subway to pick up the September Subway Sandwich Count: 15. Those two girls could barely decide that kind of sandwich that they wanted this afternoon.
  • When we did get home, the house had been turned into party central. Tony had been by and dropped off a few things. Keaton and Campbell went to work on preparing all of the table decorations for Shannon's surprise party later in the day.
  • Soon Tony showed back up with his folks, and we went to town working. Corn dip, fruit was sliced, sandwiches and meat/cheese roll ups were all made. This didn't take much time at all with lots of help. 
  • And before too long, the house was emptied of food and people leaving just me at the house. I read my book some, and I just about had a panic attack when Shannon called me on the phone. She was just confirming what the boys were wearing, but I was a bit afraid that she was just backing out of going tonight.
  • Meanwhile, Robby and the kids were helping set up the party place. Tony had a crew of folks helping, and Robby said that set up went super fast.
  • It was my job to get her to the party without her having too much of an idea that we really weren't going to a steak mystery shop. I think that we were successful at that since she really had no idea at all.
  • After Shannon was adequately surprised, there was lots of food, a video and a perfect little evening. The night was lots of fun: all of Tony's hard work paid off and Shannon enjoyed her party. We sure did.
  • After making it home, the kids headed upstairs while we picked up some. Tomorrow is football in the morning and soccer in the evening so it will be a busy day!

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