Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Birfday, Matt!!

Alright, so after five and a half years of marriage, I finally kept a secret from Matt! I completely had to spin a web of lies in order to do it, but it was worth it. It has probably been six months in the making, but I don't think that he knew what we were doing at all! I stayed up till 3 two nights last week making a cool little scrapbook of our travels, with pages like these:and the last page was this one...and I think because I woke him up a bit early and pretty much shoved this in his face, it took a moment to register, but as he hopped in the shower and finished packing, he kept laughing and saying funny little things that had started to make more sense. I had his boss & partner at work both, convince him that he had "continuing education" all day Friday so that he didn't schedule any closings or anything. I had him convinced that we were going to his neice's baptism in Provo all day Saturday, so he couldn't play in his usual Saturday golf tournament. His golf buddy Brett & his wife Vanessa came down with us, which was so perfect because that way I didn't have to golf all freaking 54 holes with him, and Vanessa was fun to shop with.

On Friday went straight from the airport to the golf course, and I rode with Matt for 9 holes, then went & got a pedicure while he finished up, then we went to the hotel & checked in, it was amazing, I totally want to buy a timeshare now. We went to dinner at Cantina Laredo which was lovely and then because Brett & Vanessa's plane was an hour late, we tried our darnedest to find me some ice cream, and ran into a place that we begged to stay open a bit later for us, called Ice Tango and it was freaking great! Listen to this combo: yummy super tart frozen yogurt, frozen custard and... AND... dessert crepes!!!! I got some vanilla custard with brownies & raspberries. Matt got a crepe with peanut butter and nutella with vanilla custard on top. And oh, my goodness! Freaking yum.

Saturday Vanessa & I went to a cute little spa while the boys golfed, then I took her back to Ice Tango. We then proceeded to go shopping for 6 hours straight without buying anything for ourselves. I think that's part of being a mom or something, but it kinda sucks. You get more excited about stupid little Minnie Mouse bowls and spoons at the Disney store than a BCBG sale. Also we made a rule that going to any store that we had at home would be a waste of time, and so we were kinda in unfamiliar territory. We really should have gone to the pool for at least part of the day, it was nearly 90 degrees and I have absolutley no tan lines to show for it. But, due to the delightful food we consumed in mass quantities, I do have a few pounds to show for it. Among that food was a really fun dinner at Los Sombreros, and if you are ever in Phoenix, hit up their carnitas and then you can die with a smile on your face, because you will never get much better than that.

Sunday we took Brett & Vanessa to the airport bright n' early & then went to our lovely timeshare presentation which was quite informative and made me really want to go to oh, EVERYWHERE in the world on vacation in perfect little timeshares. I really should have planned Sunday better though, because we let ourselves get too hungry and got kind of onery at each other and ended up not doing want either of us wanted to, so then we just went to the airport like 2 hours early which bugged me, but made Matt happy, so it was fine. I went down there with really only one thing I cared about doing: going to get some Sprinkles cupcakes. However, due to the fact that it had opened only on Thursday, it was a madhouse and a line around the building + 90 degree weather + low-blood sugar Matt = no cupcakes. It was his birthday. But we made it home and that was good. It was so good to 'nuggle Sawyer again! It is good to be home.

Tonight I made birthday cupcakes for Matt so that he had something to blow out and we could sing Happy Birthday, look how cute they turned out, these are awesome and super easy.

7 comments:

Cate said...

Hey, I found your blog through Jill's. You have inspired me to get more creative on Nate's Birthday. Great Blog!

Kirsten said...

Sounds like fun, maybe I will do that for Dave one day in the near future. I love the pages you did, you rock spock. Let's digi scrap really really really really soon!

Kierstin said...

How cute! I love the scrapbook pages, you have gotten so freakin' good at it. How 'bout this: I be you one day so I can learn how to be an amazing baker and know how it feels to be a super model, and then the next day I want to be Kirsten and learn how to craft to the max. K, that works for me. I hope you had fun for Matt's b-day. When Matt went to the Amigos Golf Tournament, Reed said, "Matt is such a cool dude. Instead of just shaking my hand when he saw me, he gave me a hug." We love you guys.

Alana said...

Sounds like you had a great getaway. I can't believe you kept such a great surprise, I am the worst at that! Cute cupcakes & cute scrapbook pages! Happy Birthday Matt!

The Richards Family said...

ok, my blog sucks! Yours is so cute. I am working on ours slowly! Your family is so dang gorgeous. We miss you guys

Kirsten said...

Once again,
So cool!

JacobsFamily said...

You win the best wife award for sure! Sounds like a blast! I'm glad you had fun.