Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Rob!

Last weekend (July 5th) was Rob's 40th birthday. For all of you now doing math in your heads, yes Rob is 10 years older than me. :) I will be 3o in January! Rob kept drilling it in my head that he did not want us to spend much money for his birthday. We have a week at the beach coming up at the end of the month and then in November we are going to San Francisco for a week. Therefore, we are trying to save money for our trips. Also, for those of you that don't know, Rob works at the local credit union so he sees EVERY dime that I spend. Since our Dave Ramsey class, we no longer have credit cards so it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to do very much surprising!

On Saturday night, I had made us dinner reservations at Pauli's in Madison and also got us movie tickets to see Grown-ups. This is the only picture that I took from that night. :( I guess I was just having too much fun! By the way, my hair is not two-toned like it appears in this picture. Apparently the lighting was bad with the blackberry and you can't tell where my hair ends and my cardigan begins. HA!
Dinner was AMAZING and Grown-ups is a VERY funny movie!

Sunday was the 4th of July so we spent the day cooking out and swimming with my family in Russellville. Before we left that morning, I had a little trickery up my sleeve. Since I couldn't plan a weekend getaway without Rob knowing, I brought the weekend getaway to him. Before we left, I made our bedroom into a hotel room. After the family cookout, we headed to BridgeStreet to watch fireworks. When we got back to our house, I gave Rob his room key to Room 705 of Akins Hotels & Suites. (I forgot to take a pic the key) Here are a few pics from our "suite." (All of the pictures are taken with my Blackberry so they aren't great quality, but you get the idea)

Our room number was 705 (which is Rob's birthday) Of course, every hotel suite has a "Do Not Disturb" sign

Our ice bucket and wine glasses

The hotel stationary

The mini-bar

There were even movies to "rent"

Here are a couple from the bathroom

The maid even put chocolates on the pillows

Rob was definitely surprised and I was just glad I pulled off some kind of surprise. On Monday (Rob's actual birthday) we curled up in the bed with our dogs and watched movies all day. It was GREAT! I'm so glad this hotel allowed dogs. :)

I gave Rob a Bible for his birthday and also sent him for a massage on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure Rob had a great 40th birthday and I know for myself it was one of the most relaxing weekends we have had in a LONG time!


MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

This is such a cute idea! Glad you had a great weekend together!