Saturday, January 31, 2009

Garage Party

It's less than 2 months until Darrin and Kelsey's wedding and today his family got together to celebrate  and help them get ready for their life together.  It was planned as a garage party so once everyone was inside, the big doors opened and up drove this!  

Years ago Darrin bought an old car with the idea of restoring it someday and my brother and brother-in-law got the brainwave to get the thing running for today.  It took a ton of work, countless hours and was a project to remember!

Darrin and Kelsey's reaction was priceless!!  They couldn't believe it, especially the beautiful pink paint job!!!

On the icy driveway it spun donuts like a dream!

The sign along with the Oiler and Flames flags were perfect finishing touches.
We played some 'garage relay games'  like set up the tent, eat a plate of hot wings, set together a box of bolts and screws, and chug-a-lug.  Of course, the guys beat the girls!!

And then there were the gifts for the garage - and the house!

They even got matching customized tool belts, filled with all kinds of treats!!

And we took a group picture with the bride, her groom and the pink car!  What a great time and a wonderful memory for Darrin and Kelsey.  They truly are blessed to be surrounded by people who love them and wish them every happiness.  


  1. I showed my girls the car and they thought it was pretty cool - and a great idea to have a garage party - beats Tupperware - they reckon.

    It looks like you all had a great time.

    I was wondering if the garage party is typical for your parts or something you dreamed up?

  2. Love it!! The car looks fantastic and I love that you captured Darrin & Kelsey's reaction. Where's the video? ;)
    As always there were great games and people to make the afternoon perfect. Did they like all their gifts? We missed being there. Can't wait for the wedding!

  3. That looks such fun! They look so happy too. Love th epink!

  4. Oh My Goodness! Your family always come with the greatest stuff. It looks like everyone had a great time. I love the pink car.

  5. What a car and that was so nice of the guy's to do this for them, and that was a lot of people that showed up, what a fun party.

  6. Hello,
    I got your message from my daybook post last Monday, yes KY is very pretty!
    I have to say that my daughter would go crazy over that pink car! That's her dream because she loves pink everything!
    Really looks like a fun time!

  7. LOVE the pink car:) Sounds like a really fun party!

  8. awesome photos! my fav is the one of D & K's reaction to the car!!! so awesome!

  9. That is just the best! LOVE the car!! Wonderful!!