Sunday, July 27, 2008


Last week we had a fantabulous time surprising Ken's mom, Suzanne, for a 60th birthday celebration. Aunt Blanche, Suzanne's sister, started organizing the get together last winter and she did such a great job and it was a total surprise.

Suzanne thought she was coming up to Denver for a visit, but Ken told a whopper to his mom saying that they come when they originally planned because our van had broken up in Cooke City and we had to wait to get it fixed. So then they "changed their plans" to meet Holly and Brian who just happened to be at a bike race in Pagosa Springs. They decided to meet for dinner and then caravan up to Denver. What Suzanne didn't know, is that our family and Blanche, her husband Jeff, and a few of the cousins were also waiting for her at the restaurant. It was great seeing her shocked reaction and trying to put the pieces of all the white lies together.

We had a wonderful three days there! It was absolutely beautiful! We visited chimney rock, did a chuckwagon dinner with sing-a-long, visited the wild animal park, took a 2 hour trail ride, mini, golf, and played games and talked. It was a wonderful reunion with family. Thanks to Aunt Blanche for organizing the shindig -- we had an incredible time!

Here are some pictures from the reunion. If you want to see more pictures, click here.


Robb, Kris, Zack, & Bryce said... glad your surprise went over well. Looks like you guys did lots of fun stuff!

Jack and Lindzi said...

Hey Carli, it's your cuz Lindzi. I have finally started a blog. Probably don't spend as much time on it as I should, but it is so fun to keep in touch. My address is Send your address so I can have it! It looks like your family stays pretty busy and has a great time doing it!! I miss you guys. Love ya, Lindzi
PS. Andi is going to have her baby any day now!

Jolayne said...

I love a good surprise.

Rochelle said...

Love your always!

Jen said...

Looks like great memories. Love the pics, you all look a little sun-kissed!