My Dad's surprise Retirement Party was the first weekend in June in our backyard! Even Scott flew home for it. We put SO much hard work into the yard and house to make sure everything was perfect. It's been a work in progress since last year. There were so many people there who have worked with my dad and loved him for many years. We enjoyed a FIESTA themed party! Everything from a Taco Wagon, decorations and even a Mariachi band! It probably should have been chinese themed ;) Ed took his job of "parking cars in his backyard" VERY seriously and we all got a good laugh out of him. No surprise there. Although he'll still be in his office for about another month, it was a pretty emotional sight to see Dad, Karen and Heather saying their goodbyes. They've been such a great team and Karen and Heather feel like family to us! I think it will be hard for my dad to throw in the towel, but I'm SURE it get the hang of it quickly :) Thanks Dad for all your hard work over the last 35 + years. You have supported our family well and kept us looking our best :) Now on to your new, exciting life of freedom!