When Lissette contacted me about a surprise party that she and her family was planning for her mother, I was so excited and almost rushed out of my mouth "hire me, hire me". That's exactly the kind of environment where I'd love the energy from, the care, the love and, of course, the surprise. :-) Lucky for me, I got to experience the wonderful party, at a beautiful venue while all the festivities were in the air.
Lissette, I'd say all the hard work that went into the party was worth it, even though you had to hide it from your mom while doing the planning under the same roof! What a fun party - the hugging and kissing (:-)), the nice food, the mariachi band and the dancing, the dancing, and more dancing. Even with the tears coming up when you and your sister were giving a speech, I'd still say it's a great party. :-)
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience such a beautiful party and to meet your beautiful family! And Aida, happy birthday! I'm sure the memories of this night will stay with you for a long time, with the help of my pictures. :-)