"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball

May 15, 2008

Tea's 50th SURPRISE in Vegas!!!




So Tea turned 50 this past April 24th, and we got her so good! It's always been her dream to go to Vegas with her sisters, she's been saying that forever....so Li and I just thought we'd make her dream come true. It was perfect! All her sisters were there, plus her neices, and in-law neices....it was such a nice get-away weekend for the Fangupo ladies! No husbands and no kids! True that we had to lie like crazy up until the day of, but it was so worth it! I told her that I was taking her to Vegas for one day to eat buffet and go shopping. I'm sure she thought it was so weird that it was going to be just me and her....but she had no idea that it was actually everyone. Namu and Li flew in from San Francisco, Auntie Toa flew all the way from New Zealand, Pisila Alisi and Tina flew from here, Toa and her family drove down and Kiki lives there. They all got there before Tea and I even left SLC. They prepared the hotel, the cake, her gifts and they had the front desk in on it. As soon as our plane landed in Las Vegas, I started texting Li. It was so funny because Tea kept asking me who I was texting and I totally lied and said that Ova was bugging me, but really it was all the ladies at the hotel. We took a taxi, and the whole time she was telling me how she wishes her sisters were there. I told her that I wanted them to come, but nobody had money...hahaha. We pulled up to the hotel and walked in the lobby. It was so funny because the facial expressions of the desk clerk should have totally given it away...but Tea still had no idea. I was telling her as we were walking up that she needed to thank Ana Lopi for the room because she hooked us up! We got upstairs and I put the card in the door and pushed her in as I was looking for the light. Everyone screamed "SURPRISE...HAPPY BIRTHDAY," Tea of course couldn't stop crying....it was the best surprise ever! Here's some pictures of our fun Fangupo ladies weekend.....









































 

3 comments:

li-cee said...

Thank you God for blessing our family with Monica

Ofa moe lotu 'Alisi & NZ famiri

Snyder Family said...

Monica, I am so glad that it turned out so well. Looks like you had a great time. That is really neat that you were able to make her dream come true. You are truly amazing.

Kiki Fangupo said...

fun stuff!