So, I had the brilliant idea of giving Brandon his first surprise birthday party this year...NEVER AGAIN! It was one of the most stressful things I've done! While we went to dinner at Tucanos (SO good, not recommended for vegetarians..) the Saturday before his birthday, Heather, Chelsea, and lots of other friends gathered at and decorated our apartment. Everything seemed to be going as planned until we pulled into the underground parking at home and parked RIGHT NEXT to Heather's car! She didn't get the memo about parking in a different lot, and my heart stopped. "It's all over.." I thought, as well as making up many lies in my head as to why she was there. But to my luck, he didn't even notice her car at all! Whew! Welp, we made our way up the stairs and when Brandon opened the door and turned on the light he thought someone had broken into our apartment. I had never seen such terror in a man. Even though I couldn't see his face (which I am told was priceless), the "ducking for cover" move was enough for me. So good. Once he realized it really was just all his good friends wanting to wish him a happy day, he loved it! When we finally calmed down from all the laughter, we had yummy cake and played games allll night. Including some intense rounds of Catch Phrase, a game we played a ton last year. It was great to be with all our old friends that we don't get to see very often anymore. Oh, and of course my camera was still dead so I only have these random pics...I really wish someone had a camera going for when he walked in! Good times.