When you have a husband as wonderful as mine, you can be sure that he will make your birthday special. And, that is just what he did for my big 3-0!!!
Sunday I woke up to a nice clean house and my husband making his BBQ sauce. Mmm, such a great smell to wake up to! He cooked and prepped all morning making one of my favorite meals - his bbq chicken and sweet potatoe fries. My sister Lauren and I made a quick run to the store and when I came back there was a card and 4 small boxes sitting on our table. The card was beautiful and inside each box was a pair of earrings, a pair of diamond, pair of emerald (my birthstone), pair of pearl and a pair of ruby (GVC red)!!! I just love them!!!
After lunch with my extended family, Drew and the girls surprised me with my favorite cake from the Bake Shoppe - Almond cake with almond frosting. Soooo good! After that Drew told me that he had made plans for my grandparents to take Jules for the night and that Mary was going with her mom. He then said when everyone left at 3:00 that I would have the house to myself for a couple of hours - hello! This is the only gift I need, an entirely clean house all to myself! He then said to pack an overnight bag and he would be back to get me later.
Let me tell you I enjoyed every minute of those 2 hours I had alone. I read the entire Sunday paper uninterrupted. I watched Reality Bites on Starz, I painted my toenails, and just laid on the couch with the windows open and d.i.d. n.o.t.h.i.n.g. It was the best!!
When Drew came back to get me, he said that he had planned to take me to his restaurant and the new hotel (Holiday Inn and Suites) to show me around (I still haven't been there) and then he was taking me to a suite at the Comfort Suites (where we stayed for our wedding night).
Once we got the the new hotel- he showed me around the kitchen and introduced me to some people. Then he told me that he wanted to show me this suite that he has talked so much about. It is called the "Marilyn Suite" (after Marilyn Monroe). When we got to the door I saw a rose petal hanging from the door. I was like "what is that?" - For those of you that don't know, the night Drew proposed to me he did it at my apartment and when I got home there were 2 rose petals by my door. :o)
So he opens the door to this suite and there in the foyer (yes this suite had a foyer) he spelled out "30" in rose petals. There were more roses and balloons for me in the kitchen. It was AMAZING!!! The suite was bigger than our house and I am not even joking. It was huge! It has a full kitchen, dining room living room, a jacuzzi, HUGE bathroom and massive bedroom. It was unbelievable! I still can't stop thinking about it! We just had the best night. We ordered room service and watched t.v., enjoyed the jacuzzi and just enjoyed our time together. I think the best part may have been being able to sleep in yesterday morning. We didn't roll out of bed until almost 10 a.m. It was just so great. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday or husband. He just knows how to make me smile and fall even more in love with him!!!
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