I couldn’t resist helping Kimmie plan an intimate surprise party for Jen. Kimmie is the party plan, so I just hung on for the ride! We started at Kimmie’s house. When Jen walked in, she was greeted with a lot of happy kids, flowers and a bowl of wild raspberries that Sarah (Kimmie’s daughter) picked just for her. As we were sitting at the table, Jen eating her berries, me snacking on a few Sun Chips, Jen spied the ass wipes on the staircase. Of course, we couldn’t resist the photo op and eventual private joking about the ass wipes.

Next…Kimmie, Tracy and I took Jen out to Lucrezia’s for dinner…a tiny Italian restaurant with killer Martinis and scrumptious food!

We have new nicknames because of this experience.

Jen = Pucker

Kimmie = Frenchie

Tracy = Raspberry Beret

Mich = The Temptress

We chose our favorite Martini for the night and dubbed each other with the corresponding name. Would you like recipes?

Pucker Up: Apple vodka, sour apple liqueur, sweet and sour, garnished with a cherry
French: vodka, chambord & pineapple juice
Raspberry Beret: stoli razberi , chambord, & sweet & sour
Temptress: vodka, kahlua & frangelico

Kimmie made Jen the gorgeous moonstone necklace, bracelet and earrings (shown here,) as well as a personalized inspirational ditty Kimmie wrote tucked into a beautiful frame for her desk.

Tracy (the chocolate girl) gave Jen a journal and chocolate–what more could an author want?

What did I give Jen, you ask? Why office supplies, of course!

The pictures are bad and they don’t show her enthusiasm to her Post-its, index cards (colored, plain white and lined) pencils, pens, a stapler, staples, paper clips, very cool blue binder clips, notebooks, oh and the whopper–a box of copy paper, but trust me, she loved them.

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