Monday, November 28, 2011


Remember this post where I was worried about what would happen, if anything, for my 30th birthday?  Turns out I had absolutely nothing to worry about.  After we finished hosting JB's family for Thanksgiving at our house, we were relaxing on the couch with a glass of wine and getting ready to watch some DVR when this happened:

JB: I have something to tell you.

Me: You're cheating on me? (relax folks, this has never been an actual thought in my mind)

JB: No.  I made you something.

Me:  You did?

JB:  I know you were excited to stay home for the next few days, but I made us a reservation at the Hyatt in North Lake Tahoe for your birthday.

Me:  Nuh-uh

JB:  Yeah, we are going to leave in the morning.  I got you a couple of bottles of wine to take with us and I booked you a massage for Saturday afternoon.

Me:  Nuh-uh...for real?

JB:  Yes.

Me:  For really-reals?

JB:  Yep.  I thought about waiting til tomorrow to tell you but thought you might want to start packing tonight.

Me:  *grinning like an idiot with tears in my eyes* Awwwwww, that is soooooo sweet!!!

The amount of thought and effort he put into this whole plan was unbelievable!  He said he researched places for the best packages and deals and the only person who knew anything about it was his mom.  And folks, the weekend was beyond perfect!

Without even knowing why we were there, the hotel upgraded us to a club level room on the top floor in the corner, away from the noise of the ice machine and elevator.  With the upgrade we had access to continental breakfasts, midday snacks, appetizers and cocktails, and desserts every day we were there!  It also gave us a 2pm checkout.  The package he ended up getting included breakfast at their restaurant both mornings and a spa credit, which he used to book my massage.  We enjoyed some time in the pool (heated, of course) and the hot tub, did some gambling, and  a lot of drinking.  We even got in a workout on Saturday morning at the fitness center.  I only took pics on the first day, but there wasn't a lot more to our weekend.  It was pure bliss.

On our way!   Terrible pic of me, btw.

To the mountains we go!

Lunch at Las Panchitas in Kings Beach

After lunch we walked across the street to the beach

Looking down from our room

Looking out our window


"Birthday" Girl

The backyard of our hotel, on our nature walk with "walk"tails

I love nature walks!

So happy!

Babbling brook

JB carving our initials into a tree by the brook

JB+BB = JB^3

On the pier waiting for sunset

We couldn't get over how green the trees were


Who can photoshop that kid out of there?

What looks like raisin bread is actually some sort of salmon loaf :(

I was on cloud 9 all weekend!  JB kept calling it my princess weekend.  I gotta figure out a way to make those happen more often.  LOL!  We stopped at Las Panchitas again for lunch on our way out of town.  Their nachos are to die for!  I can't believe he pulled this off!  I couldn't have planned something better myself.

Here's to turning 30!!


Unknown said...

what a fabulous weekend! You deserve the best. He is just too sweet!

Carolyn said...

This is so sweet! Love it! Good job hubby! :) I really want to go to Tahoe!!! Happy 30th birthday!

P.S. LOVE the walktails. Genius. :)

ThePaintedPisces said...

That is so sweet and thoughtful of JB! Gold star! Glad you had a great surprise b-day weekend, just the two of you.

Jules said...

That was so ridiculously thoughtful and sweet of your husband to plan such a special weekend. The view of the mountains looks pretty spectacular. I'm sure it was a Happy 30th indeed!

I just found you from Mrs. Monologues and look forward to reading more.

Megan said...

Awwww, what a total sweetheart!!! This sounds like the most relaxing and perfect getaway ever!! Happy happy birthday!!

Erin Judd said...

YAY! Happy Birthday!! Sounds amazing and so glad you got something super special for your 30th!


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