Joe is not the type of person to want to be the center of attention. We had a "serious" talk in June about how he didn't want a party and that we really wouldn't have time for one. July was a REALLY busy month for us in Korea. We have a solid group of friends that keep us VERY busy. Between baby showers, the 4th of July BBQ, parents coming to visit, a wedding dinner (!) and a trip to China, on paper it really did look like a 30th birthday party would be impossible. Huahahahaha (insert evil wife life) so he thought!
In June, Myriam, offered to host Joe's 30th birthday surprise party. I had been trying to think of something to do for him, maybe a dinner or a hotel room at the casino. Her offer was perfect for a Joe kind of party.
Our plan was to get a group together to go out to our favorite BBQ duck restaurant. Leah's mom, Connie, would be in town and Mike and Debbie would be here. It was a great way to convince Joe that this dinner would be just a bigger version of our Friday night dinners that we have all together about twice a month.
These are different pictures of a duck dinner at the same restaurant. I somehow didn't get any food pictures at dinner :(
It was a great surprise! He had no idea!
I love him!
Cigars, booze and great friends. What else could a 30 year old man ask for?
His life long dream to come true, becoming the next Micheal Jordan.
It is a really great poster! Thank you Myriam! Best. Gift. EVER!
Joey and his mom and dad!
A birthday is not complete without cake and candles!
Towards the end of the evening we all headed to the roof for a cigar. I am a wimp and have still not had a proper puff, but the other Randall's got in on the cigar action.
The night went off without a hitch!
Happy 30th Birthday Joey!