Tropical Bliss

©Laura Gaffke, "Summer Zest" 3 x 3 inches, acrylic

original painting available HERE

What a CRAZY week! It is hard to believe we had a hurricane pass through New England! Although many people are still without power, things could have been a lot worse for us here in CT and I for one am grateful, even if it did put a damper on the AWEsome SURPRISE party my sweet husband through for my (dare I say) 40th birthday! I was OVER THE TOP~TOTALLY SURPRISED and am still in AWE of all the trouble he went to for me!

WHAT A CAKE! It was DELICIOUS!!!

Apparently he had been planning this since April and spared no expense. It was held it at a beautiful marina complete with a tropical theme (I don’t think the tropical storm was in the plans!). As many of you know I am a TOTAL Parrothead and loved the thoughtful attention to detail~a basket of flip flops and lays for everyone to wear, a REAL lay for me shipped all the way from Hawaii, palm trees, twinkle lights, nips for the guys, plenty of food, sea shells, flowers, balloons, plenty of beer and even a MARGARITA MACHINE! How cool is that?!?!? I wish I got a picture of the bar as it was VERY fun! These pictures were taken by my husband on his phone as I of course, didn’t have a camera.

I can only imagine the stress Brett felt in planning this and then having so many people cancel at the last minute due to the impending storm. I was very appreciative of the people who braved the weather to come  and would like to send a special shout out to my parents, sister Tina, her husband Chris, my cousin Suzy and her fiance Jeff who all drove TWO hours to be there for me! I have the most wonderful family, friends and husband. Even though things didn’t go as planned I still felt like the luckiest girl in the world!

Laura & Brett

To my dearest husband,

You are the most thoughtful, generous man I know and I do not know what I would do without you in my life. Every day is filled with new surprises and I look forward to the rest of our lives together. You mean the world to me and I love you with all my heart! Thank you for all that you do and all that you are. Forever your girl…Laura

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Tropical Bliss

  1. What a great surprise Laura. I wish I could have been there with you to celebrate your 40th. Good job Brett with all the planning! ~Tina

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