Friendship Friday – Surprise

Friendship Friday

Question Of The Week
When is the last time someone surprised you?
Share your story and make us smile!

My Easter Surprise

Last week, I shared Yona William’s wonderful Friendship Friday post
Easter Tradition I Miss with my husband.
I thought that we should do something fun like that in the future.
Be careful what you wish for!

Last Sunday, I received a personally crafted invitation from my husband
Inviting me to my own private Easter Egg Hunt!

Somewhere in our home he had hidden a special egg for me to find.
 Finding the egg meant I would receive a special prize!

As you can imagine, I was as giddy as a school girl!

The hunt was so much fun!

I had 10 minutes to find the egg.
With adrenaline racing through my veins,
I began to tear the place apart!
4 minutes later – I was exhausted!
 10 minutes later – my home looked like a cyclone had hit
Still – no signs of that mystery egg!

The clock was reset.
Another 5 minutes passed.
By that time I was moving slower than Betty White.

Still – no egg!

Apparently, my Easter Egg hunting skills are not what they used to be!
Neither is my stamina.

Finally – on the 3rd attempt – I found it!
It was the most fun – if most embarassing – Easter Egg Hunt ever!
Thankfully there were no witnesses
Except the cats, who thought I had lost my mind!

I did receive the grand prize from the gracious host!
Of course, at that point, it felt more like the “pity prize”!

Thank you Yona for your wonderful story –
As a result of your Friendship Friday post
I received a wonderful surprise!

Now it’s your turn to share!
I can’t wait to hear your surprise stories!

Friend Of The Week
Brenda Youngerman –  Ponderings Of An Author
Read Brenda’s Celebration Friendship Friday Post

Brenda Youngerman - Ponderings Of An Author

Brenda Youngerman is a novelist who writes with a purpose:
She addresses social issues.
Her stories seem so real,
You’ll find yourself wondering if they are truth or fiction!

She is also mom to two beautiful dogs.
And host of a weekly writer’s prompt
Pondering With A Purpose!

Be sure to stop by and introduce yourselves to Brenda this week!

Easter Feature
Dawn Paoletta –  Beneath The Surface
Read Dawn’s Friendship Friday Post

Dawn at Beneath The Surface

Once more,
I am featuring a second Friend this week!
Dawn created a special Easter layout that I thought
You would want to see!
She is a talented writer and artist as well –
I know you’ll enjoy a visit to her blog!

Friendship Friday #14 – Weekend Of April 13, 2012

Welcome to Friendship Friday – a week-long blog hop that’s designed to help you:

  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!
  • Share what’s unique about yourself and your blog!
  • Grow your blog and social media networks!

Are you ready to make some new friends? Then, come join the fun! Please follow these friendly guidelines:

1) Each week, I’ll post a question that’s designed to help you get to know one another a little better. To participate, simply create a Friendship Friday post that includes the Friendship Friday blog hop button and/or a link back to this post – then add your permalink to the party!

You can also participate by adding the Friendship Friday button to your sidebar and answering the Question of the Week in the comments!

2) Please follow Create With Joy on:

3) Leave a sweet comment so I’ll know you stopped by! If you’re a new follower, please let me know how you are following so that I can reciprocate!

4) Visit your fellow participants and get to know them – building friendships is what this blog hop is about! Support the bloggers you connect with by leaving a comment and following their blogs through one of the available subscription methods on their blogs!

This blog hop will be open all week so that you have plenty of time to post, link and mingle! Have fun making friends and be sure to join me next week for Inspire Me Monday and Wordless Wednesday!

Want to host your own party?
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34 Responses to “Friendship Friday – Surprise”

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  1. Marcia says:

    I guess I’m really early this week. 😉 I’ll have to stop by later. Took your button to add to my Storytellers collection. 🙂
    Thank you for hosting.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Good morning Marcia – you’re not super early – I’m super late! I usually post on Thursday evenings but this week, because I’m participating in The Ultimate Blog Party, I did not go live with Friendship Friday until Friday morning! The hop is open all week so link up whenever it’s convenient! 🙂

  2. This week. my daughter isn’t sleeping well and we usually have to take her for a walk in the stroller. All week my husband did it while I did blog stuff and read. I was so happy and it made me smile!

  3. Yona says:

    Oh WOW – that was soooo sweet! It sounds like you had a lot of fun! It also really touched me that my post inspired such a good time! I really enjoyed reading about the experience – it’s like I could feel your energy as you searched for the egg. I’m also going to have to tell my sweetie that yours came with a personally crafted invitation!!!! Nice touch!

  4. Brenda says:

    Thank you so much for making me the friend of the week!
    I had stopped by earlier to write and link up but you had not posted it yet…..
    Will need to get on it now!

  5. Shari says:

    What an awesome hubby!!!

    Question – I can’t seem to find the link to embed the linky on my post. Help?!?

  6. Jim says:

    I’m going for the two questions. I can’t remember the last time I was surprised by someone. 🙂 Perhaps it was your putting Brenda’s picture and blog blurb one surprised me. Brenda is a fine lady with a fine blog.

  7. Brenda Youngerman says:

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
    I love this hop!

  8. How much fun was that!! Your husband is very sweet and creative. I hope he helped you clean up after your excursion. So what was in the egg? I will write about surprises on my blog so drop by sometime and see me.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Andrea –
      My husband rocks! He did help me with the clean up (I was no shape to do so after the hunt!) I was having the worst of fibro days and my allergies/asthma has been acting out in full force which is why I wore out so quickly!

      There is supposed to be a surprise in the egg but to be honest – I haven’t opened it yet! I wanted to take a picture first and haven’t gotten around to doing so. But, the “prize” was a box of my favorite truffles (which I also have not broken into yet – can you believe my willpower!)

      Have a wonderful weekend and I will look forward to reading about your surprises! 🙂

  9. The last time I was surprised – and I mean really surprised was when I found out I was pregnant with Princess Nagger. After a brush with cervical cancer followed by surgery followed by the warning I’d not be able to get pregnant ‘normally’ followed by 4 miscarriages over the years…to find out I was 5-1/2 months pregnant with my little Miracle was a huge surprise. 😉

    Taming the Procrastination Beast

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      What an awesome share, Stacy! I just LOVE Princess Nagger and hearing her story makes me see her in a whole new light! And to think – she wasn’t even your last! Have a wonderful weekend & I I look forward to reading that Procrastination article! 🙂

  10. Martina says:

    Awesome, so sweeeeeeet!! Hugs and love!! have a nice weekend!!

  11. Dawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    That SURPRISE hunt sounds fun! Thank you for featuring me and your kind words. I am also participating in the Ultimate Party Blog Hop! I was in New Hampshire and SURPRISED to get your e-mail saying I was featured here today! But I like the idea of being surprised so much I may ponder further and dig into my journals past and find a story of a time I really was surprised with a Baby Shower! Unless I derail and remember another surprise! This way I can write a surprise post for you and also link up to my Random Journal Day Link Up as well! Have a great weekend…well, we’ll see how ambitious I am!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I look forward to reading about your Surprise, Dawn, and was glad to Surprise you with the feature! Who I feature each week is always a Surprise to me too as I never know until the last moment when I sit down to write my posts who I will pick! Look forward to catching up with you at The Ultimate Blog Party Hop – so glad to hear you’re participating! Having a blast – hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  12. sandeeNC says:

    I just love posts that make me laugh and I just find myself smiling and giggling while I read yours! That was great, thanks for sharing!

  13. Rina says:

    thanks for leaving me a message regarding the linky party! I am joining again. Love the theme this week, although I don’t have so many surprises..but I hope you will enjoy reading one of my rare surprises 🙂

  14. I think today my daughter picked me flowers (weeds) at soccer 🙂 That’s a sweet surprise and gosh I love her for them.

    Hope your weekend is going great!

  15. kailani says:

    A friend of mine at work bought me lunch one day. That was a nice surprise!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      How sweet – little things like that always make my day! Have a great week Kailani and thanks for joining us for Friendship Friday!

      Comment readers: Kailani is the host of Aloha Friday, another great question-based meme on her blog! 🙂

  16. self sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    I don’t get surprises too often. As a matter of fact, by now, I think you probably begin to think my life is so bland. It kind is…I work a lot and spend a lot of time with my family. My family is probably much less colorful than I so that makes it really hard to get surprises.

    Since surprises requires a little creativity. Have a wonderful week…:-)


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