Saturday, August 7, 2010

Snap Crackle Pop

Beautiful Beautiful Morgan - turned 30! If you are a Mom, you will understand the Love I have for her. When they hand that new baby to you for the first time, something happens to you! Your heart is never the same! That feeling never goes away, it only increases! So for 30 yrs. I have had the joy of being her Mom!
Now having said that there was an incident - A twilight Zone thing! It happened so fast, and in a few seconds, I felt every emotion possible - Confusion, Fear, shock, embarrassment, sorrow, hysterical laughter! Let me start from the beginning.
Aug. 6Th - Morgans Birthday, and a busy day for me. I drove to Bear Lake and back to take care of a few things at the cabin. Morgans friends - who are awesome- planned to meet at a Restaurant in the Valley, with a few of her friends.Then to Morgans new house for cake and ice cream. I had an assignment from them to take some balloons to the Restaurant, to make it special, and to be there early to hold our reservation. Easy enough, except I was running. I hurried to Walmart and you know Walmart - busy & the parking was crazy. The wind was starting to blow and I had my hair in my face and I was so hot. I book it to the back of the store to where I know the balloons are - only no balloons. I find a Walmart employee and she tells me the balloons are now in the produce. I hurry to produce and ring the bell for service, no one comes. I track down another employee and I get the help I need. A nice young man takes my order of multi colored Birthday balloons. I tell him I am not going to do any other shopping, this is all I need - I will wait. I wait I wait I wait. I check out the doughnut holes, the strawberry sponge cake and I am thinking I am going to eat one, while I wait. The door opens and he brings some balloons out and they are all pink, with one that says it's a girl. When he sees me, he realizes he blew up another ladies order who is shopping. I tell him, I will take them, only swap out the It's a girl with a Happy Birthday balloon, and he does. By now, there are horrendous winds, and the balloons are a bobbing every where. I get them in the car, and speed to meet Erin at my house, to go to the valley. We think we know where the Restaurant is. Wrong, we drive and drive, and retrace our drive and finally stop at a gas station and get directions. We were so close, 2 blocks away. When we arrive at the Carlos & Harley's, the Mexican restaurant, the balloon that says Happy Birthday pops. So I only have pink balloons now, it's OK, Morgan is a girl! We are late and a little nervous, and flustered, afraid they didn't hold our reservation. Erin tells them who we are and the lady says - your reservation is for outside - Hello -Torrential rain and winds by now! Erin sweetly says, It's raining. They put us in a back room, that is also having a large group. We ask if they could rearrange our tables, so we could all sit together, and they can't do it. 2 minutes later, they are arranging the tables in an L shape for the other group, about the same size as ours. What!!!!! Then the excitement begins - The room was hot and we had opened a window, and a wind gust caught the balloons clipped to something on the table, and off they went. They were blown to the ceiling that had 4 ceiling fan lights going full speed.
One popped, it was loud, then another, Erin reached for them, as another popped. She pulled back and the balloons caught in the ceiling fan and went around around around. There were lights strung across the ceiling and they came undone, and one by one the lights in those crackled and blew out. The cord from the lights started swinging around and around on the other end of the rooms ceiling fan and a glass cover from the light hit the table of the other group and shattered, sending glass everywhere.
I almost ducked under the table, not knowing what was coming next. Then it was over, and we were stunned, and then hysterical laughter!
No one was hurt, but in a matter of seconds, the balloons destroyed the Restaurants lights.
I am still stunned by how quickly this happened, and the damage a few balloons could cause.
Confusion, shock, fear, sorrow, embarrassment and hysterical laughter in a few seconds.
Yup, it was Snap, Crackle Pop! Happy Birthday Morgan!
Still laughing!


Carly said...

Oh my gosh! Wish I could have been there to see it. I'll have to see if my friend at church was working Friday night. Happy Birthday Morgan!

Kaija said...

that is SO funny! I can just picture you there watching all of this! Happy 30th Morgan! Did you know we share the same bday! See I knew we were friends for a reason :)

Erin said...

It is 11:30 at night and I am laying here LAUGHING so hard! Serious...did that really happen?! I still can not get over it! SOOOOOO Funny!!!!!!!! Something I will NEVER forget, thats for sure!!
It was a fun night!!

Veronica said...

Too bad you didn't have a video camera! You would have won the $10,000. on America's Funniest Home Videos. You did such a great job with writing about the whole incident. Good job of making me feel like I was there too! I totally understand the description of your feelings for Morgan. Being a mom is indescribable joy!