remember when I said we had a party?

Well we did.

It happened to be on my birthday although I was sure to let all the guests know that it was most certainly not a birthday party.

My friends don’t listen very well.

Mr. Billy snuck over and created that little piece of handiwork while we were at the pool. Then he manned the DJ table.

All of my local readers probably already know this but Mr. Billy was the voice of radio in Huntsville in the 80’s and 90’s. Yup, Kris Kelly is my neighbor. It comes in handy on nights like this. =)

All the usual suspects were in attendance, as well as a few newbies.

Perhaps most notably in the “new to a Cobb party” category would be Baby Jude, who was the only child allowed to attend, under the strict direction that he stay swaddled and pacified all night.

Although there were several other new faces who I may/may not have scared away by my near constant insistence come nightfall that “everybody is about to start dancing!!!”.

About 2 hours later my dream came true and everybody a handful of people did start dancing. Most notably (and in this order):

– Arlana – to an impressively choreographed solo Michael Jackson number. I’m still in awe.

– Steven – in my bathroom, technically. His shadow dance behind our woven shade which included both my curling iron and Brent’s Neti pot was epic.

and my favorite dance of the night…

– Mr. Joel and Miss Dawn. While that image was taken in near pitch black at ISO bazillion, it just might be one of my favorite shots in recent history. Our street has been living for this moment – a healthy Joel, dancing with his hot wife. What a difference a year makes. Praise God.

So Happy non-Birthday to me.

I got to be surrounded by some of the people I hold most dear (and adorned by their gifts…scarf/earrings from Billy and Donna…skirt from Heather).

What a lucky girl I am.

LaceyJune 18, 2012 - 2:42 pm

This looks like such a fun party, and I’m again in awe of the wonderful friendships you have right there in your neighborhood! And yay for a healthy-Joel! I’ve been wondering how he’s doing!

RhondaJune 18, 2012 - 5:23 pm

What a fun party! I want to move to your street!
I grew up listening to Kris Kelly and Dawn was my first friend
in High School when I moved to Huntsville. Such a small world 🙂

AmberJune 18, 2012 - 7:39 pm

One look at the photos and I could tell this un-birthday was certainly not a surprise, as you are wearing the most fabulous outfit in existence.

Stephanie @ La Dolce VitaJune 19, 2012 - 6:20 am

Happy Birthday Erin! Looks like your birthday was fun and extra special. Here’s to many more!

Melanie DorseyJune 19, 2012 - 12:28 pm

How fun! My birthday is this month but I think I’ll just take the day to celebrate with my little family. No parties for me.
But yours looked like a wonderful celebration.

JenniferJune 21, 2012 - 2:40 pm

The picture and caption of “Mr. Joel and Miss Dawn” brought a lump to my throat….

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