My friend Heather threw a most amazing birthday for her husband Joseph.
Months and months before the event, she told us about her plans: she was going to fill the Phoenix Center for the Arts with all Joseph's friends, family, and co-workers and people from the community to surprise him for his 40th birthday. There were a couple times when Joseph might have found out, but her plan worked. The night of Joseph's birthday so many people came from all over to celebrate him and he was totally surprised. Joseph is the director (hope that is the right title) for the Phoenix Center for the Arts and so it was very cool to see the theatre filled just for him. Friends and family got up and talked about Joseph, there was a film of images of Joseph's life, a film about the Center, music, spoken word poetry, and the ladies pictured in the first image danced to Michael Jackson's Thriller and Joseph joined them onstage at the end.
If you ever meet Heather, ask her about the story of how she and Joseph ended up together. It's a really cool storybook type of story!
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Heather and her kiddos:
Okay! So as I uploading these photos I am listening to Thriller. So lemme link to the video so you can listen to the song while you look at these images!
Joseph breakdancing. I am truly impressed.
From the video for the Center:
After the films and dance and presentation, we walked over from the Theatre to the back of the Phoenix Center for the Art's courtyard for cake and music. And I took photobooth style photos.
Palm trees and downtown city lights. Swoon!
Heather, you are a beauty.
Actors and dancers are so much fun to do photobooth style photos of. It doesn't take much direction to get them to pose and be silly. Good job, you guys!
These three were amaaaazing at silly poses.
Heather and Joseph, you guys rock and I am so very, very, very glad to know you.
You guys are both so creative and kind and warm and generous and entertaining and just so downright sweet.