Beth celebrated her 40th birthday in 2016. Her parents, husband
and children, planned a surprise party at Curtis and Carolyn's
house. With a small group of about 20 family and friends, Beth
was supposed to drop by her parent's house briefly on the day of
her birthday. The surprise was us, however, just as soon as she
saw the cars parked in the grass and driveway at her parent's
walked in the door, she was greeted by joyous voices shouting
friends from high school, church and two different careers
mother, Carolyn, had planned a series of games for the party.
This game was a relay in which Beth and Brad had to move 9
colored cups from the bottom to the top of the stack as quickly
as they could.
In the fourth game, Beth and
Brad had to wear ear phones. Members of their team had to
"mouth" the words of a phrase that was on
a card that Carolyn was holding. Beth and Brad had to figure out
the phrase from the movement of their teammate's lips and
The last game was the Saran
Wrap game. Brad had two large dice and was attempting to
roll doubles while Beth unwrapped the large ball
of Saran Wrap - that was full of "prizes" - candy, gum, makeup,
games, tools, and lots of other stuff.
Beth's mom, Carolyn, gets the
food ready for the guests
As a girl, Beth's favorite
superhero was Wonder Woman
(Left) Beth's high school
friend, Angie was there for the party - along with her children
(Right) Brad holding Beth's niece, Kayli Loftin
At the end of the evening, Brad
and Philip attempted one more game. They both wore a hat with
two tea-bags hanging down.
The object of the game was to get both tea-bags on the brim of