Saturday, May 2, 2009

Belated B-Day Post

It was my Dad's 60th Birthday last Friday. So to surprise him on this special occasion, Diego and I had planned a short visit!! They live in Ontario, so we only get to see them once, maybe twice, a year. They live in the country so it is always pleasant to visit them and be away from any big city.

View from the driveway, they have very few neighbours and most of them are farms!

However, living in the country means that they are 1.5 hours from the airport with no easy access without spending an entire day traveling to get to their door step. So, we decided it was best to get my Mom in on it. Her job was to get my Dad to drive to the airport without knowing we were coming. Impossible right? That's what I thought but leave it to my Mom to convince my Dad they they were going on a helicopter ride for his b-day!! He TOTALLY believed it!!! He was so surprised to see us!! Great work Mom!!

We spent a lovely 4 days with my parents relaxing and eating delicious food. I made my Dad his b-day cake, he loves sweet and tart so I made him the lemon cheesecake I posted here a while back and added some lovely blackberries on top. It is also my Mom's b-day coming on Thursday May 7 so our visit was a gift to both my parents but the surprise was for my Dad's milestone!

Happy Saturday!


  1. The first thing I thought was, "I hope he wasn't disappointed to not be going on a helicopter ride!"

  2. How cool that you were in my neck of the woods. I wish I had known ~ it would have been neat to meet you after getting to know you through your blog. Barb xo

  3. What a wonderful daughter you are. Looks like they live at a very nice location.