|My friend Evangeline, 80 years young!|
SHHHHH! It's a SURPRISE!
I was recently invited to a surprise party for a very lovely lady - my friend Evangeline. She turned 80 a couple of weeks ago. Her family succeeded in keeping this party such a secret that she was very surprised!
|Guests waiting for the guest of honor to arrive|
When we got the word, we gathered around the back gate, waiting for her arrival.
|There were lots of people there!|
It was a happy crowd.
In a few minutes, the gate opened... and BOY, was Evangeline surprised!
|I love the stunned look on her face, while her daughter's grin tells it all!|
|Evangeline scolds her daughter while we all look on delightedly, laughing!|
To everyone's surprise, Evangeline began dancing in the driveway at this point. I know someone caught it on film, but I was standing too far back to catch it. She was happy and danced.
It was a great moment. (And she has some pretty good moves for an 80 year-old!)
|Evangeline in the 1960s (I'm guessing)|
Jose was a great and good man who blessed the lives of many people. He passed away several years ago.
I'm glad I got to know him. I loved him a lot.
|Evangeline and Jose's wedding photo, with my silhouette superimposed|
Isn't her dress beautiful?
|Evangeline chatting with her guests, Caroline and Carlos|
|Giggling over photo ops: Evangeline, her son Bishop Dan and Janette|
|There was a large group that attended|
It's been great working with her.
|Evangeline has a photo op with her son Joe and her birthday cake!|
|Whittier Stake Relief Society President Ellen and Evangeline pose for a photo|
|It was a lot of fun!|
|The grandkids staked out a corner|
|Alma and Maria chat with their Aunt Mercy and Uncle|
|The garden was beautifully decorated|
|Mary Beth, Ellen and Andy|
What a great way to celebrate a Saturday afternoon in the spring. I think Evangeline enjoyed it. I know I did!
Happy Birthday, my dear friend!