Monday, January 30, 2012

Greg's 30th Surprise Birthday Party

I threw Greg a surprise party for his 30th birthday last weekend. (Can't believe we are both turning 30 this year!) His response was awesome! He was totally thrown off guard. It took him a few minutes to realize the party was for him and not a Valentine's Party my sister was throwing (as I had informed him), and then he spent another couple minutes arguing that his birthday wasn't even coming up, until he pulled out his phone to realize his birthday was this week. We celebrated with family members from both sides of the family, ward friends, old friends and coworkers of Greg's. We had dinner: sub sandwiches, vegetable trays, chips and pop (I bought WAY too much food), and Greg's sister Andrea make a huge white cake with white buttercream frosting from Schmidts Pastry Cottage (Greg's favorite). We played a game, 30 Facts from Greg's 30 years. Everyone did their best to answer the following questions correctly.

1. When was Greg born? (month, day and year) February 2, 1982
2. What is Greg’s favorite color? Purple
3. What high school did Greg attend? Elko High School
4. Who is Greg’s favorite band? Dream Theater
5. In college, Greg played which character as a cast member of West Side Story? Riff
6. What is Greg’s middle name? Gene
7. Where did Greg serve his mission? Mangua, Nicaragua
8. What level does Greg play on Guitar Hero? Expert
9. How tall is Greg? 6' 4"
10.What is Greg’s favorite television show? The Office, The Simpsons, Star Trek
11. What instrument does Greg play? (*bonus points if you can name any band he has played with) Drums, Endless Nameless, Mighty Afro Whities, Old Farts, Rock Salad
12. Greg has how many children? 2 and one on the way
13. What is Greg’s personal e-mail address: greggoey@_________.com
14. What size of shoe does Greg wear? 12
15. How many siblings does Greg have? 2
16. Where does Greg currently work? DealerTrack
17. What is Greg’s current church calling? 2nd Councilor in Elder Quorum
18. What would be Greg’s dream vacation? New York City
19. Greg has broken how many bones in his body? 0
20. How did Greg meet Lera? Lera's mother met him in the parking lot of a singles ward and invited him over for dinner
21. Name a career (not computer related) that Greg has pursued in the past. Grocery Management, Bread Vendor, & Loan Officer
22. What was Greg’s favorite toy as a child? Legos
23. At the gym, what type of exercise is Greg most likely to participate in? Running on the track
24. Is Greg a heavy sleeper or a light sleeper? Heavy
25. What type of animal gives Greg the creeps? Crabs
26. What is Greg’s favorite restaurant? Texas Roadhouse, TGI Fridays Rodizio Grill & Chuck-a-Rama
27. Name a book Greg has read in the past year. ICND 1 & 2
28. As a child, Greg took what type of lessons? Karate
29. If Greg complains of pain, it is most likely located where on his body? His mouth (canker sores)
30. In one sitting, how much of a package of Double Stuffed Oreos has Greg been known to eat? The whole package
The top three winners (my sister Sariah, Greg's mom Nancy and his sister Emily) got a package of Double Stuffed Oreos.
We spent the rest of the night mostly talking. A few people took advantage of the Clubhouse's amenities and played pool, ping pong, or watched one of Greg's favorite movies in the theater. Sadly, I didn't get many pictures, since I didn't remember to pull out the camera until more than half of the guest had left for the night. Here are the shots I did get.

Thanks to our family and friends who joined us in our celebration. Greg really enjoyed his surprise!

3 comments:

*Marie* said...

Sounds like a great party. What an awesome surprise. Happy birthday Greg!

PS We hope to see you guys for Kenn's birthday. It's been too long since we've gotten together.

*Marie* said...

Sounds like a great party. What an awesome surprise. Happy birthday Greg!

PS We hope to see you guys for Kenn's birthday. It's been too long since we've gotten together.

Martha Belle Schultz said...

Wish we could have been there ! Happy belatede Greg !