Yesterday (Sunday) we had a bit of a family bash to celebrate my Mum's 50th birthday. My lovely Uncle (Mum's brother) and Aunt offered to have the get together at their house at Beaudessert as they live on property. My Mum had no idea what was coming as we all decided to keep it a surprise, and I have to say it worked out pretty well. It was really hard not to accidentally slip up and say something though.
Mum thought she was off to Mount Tambourine for the day with all of her kids, and she was so excited as she has been wanting a family outing for a while now. We were pretending to be going to Mount Tambourine as it's in the same direction as my Uncle's property so we were praying she wouldn't get suspicious. She didn't know until we were pulling into their driveway that something was going on and then all she could say was "what have you done?". When we got out of the car everyone came outside to wish her happy birthday. Mum was totally stunned and the happy tears began. We haven't really properly seen my Uncle and Aunt and their family for over 4 years now so Mum was so happy and shocked to see them all. My Grandma and Grandad where there as well as some old friends. It was a wonderful day for everyone.