Thursday, January 10, 2008

Retire in Style!

An awesome couple that we're friends with - Jack & Cathy - are retiring... They have lived overseas most of their lives - and are retiring after a whole bunch of years... I can't remember how many... Anyway, we threw them a big party! They love elephants and we thought - there couldn't be a better theme... "Elephants never forget - and we will never forget you!" :) Adam and I hired the elephant - it was pretty cool! - weeks before the party, they came over to our house and showed us all of the elephant packages we could purchase... some of them included some super-fancy dressings on the elephant! The package we got, involved some pretty cool paintings on the elephant!
Jack & Cathy got to be the first ones to ride the elephant :) I love this pic (below)! Cathy is so fun! (But then again, you have to be to live overseas for so long ;) )
Here are Jack & Cathy on the elephant! - I think this pic is cool! It was funny because we called the elephant guys and asked if we need to get permits or anything like that to have the elephant walk around the neighborhood - and believe it or not, we didn't!
The elephant was walking around in the middle of the neighborhood! :) Haha! I love this pic below because you can see a family in the window watching everything going on :) Can you imagine looking out your window and seeing an elephant just a couple of feet from you! haha!
Of course we had to get a pic in front of the elephant :) Aashini didn't get to ride the elephant this time - She'll have to wait for the next elephant opportunity - she wouldn't have enjoyed it anyway - she slept through the whole thing!
After everyone who wanted to got to ride the elephant, we got to feed him. That was really cool! It was amazing to see the elephant curl the bananas or peanuts in his trunk and put them in his mouth - it was so cool!
It was a very fun day! :) Elephants ROCK! :) We love you Jack & Cathy!

9 COmMeNTs FrOm PeOpLe wHo ROCK!:

Anthony and Sharon said...

When we retire, we're hiring you guys to throw us a party:)!!! This is one of the best posts ever...WAY fun!

Deanna said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That is so AWESOME!!! It almost makes me want to move to your area. Almost. Great job honoring your friends.

Jonathan said...

SWEET! What a great idea - wish I could've been there for that. Jack and Cathy deserve something great like that. :-)

Kelley said...

That is just the coolest thing you've ever done. Period. I don't think you can top this one guys.

Jeremy's fam said...

how fun! that must have been a blast.

Heather Henderson said...

I wish I could rent an elephant.

allhisblessings said...

Man, that is so awesome. Who gets to have an elephant at their party?? That looks like a LOT of fun :) Good job guys.

E-Rob said...

Maybe an elephant for Aashini's 5th bday? :)
And y'all are awesome for doing this for them. WAY TO GO, SHEFS! All that planning, and with a newborn, too. More than anyone I know, the O's deserved to retire in style.

Bronie said...

wow! you can't top that! how cool is an elephant at your party! they must have been thrilled. you guys are so awesome and you rock. yep, you really do!