Monday, June 2, 2008

What a weekend! What a man!!

This deserves some publicity!! I will start by saying I have the most kind and thoughtful husband, and the greatest friends ever! Ed definitely knows the concept of "Happy wife= Happy life!!" Last weekend (I started this post a while ago) was definitely one of surprise. It will take forever to describe how it all played out, so I'll do my best to condense. :) I could have done a slide show, but bigger pictures are fun!

Weeks ago Rebecca sent me and Kaylynn an email asking if we could join her for a gathering that was very important to her on May 31st. I was originally going to run a race that day, but didn't... so this is what happened. I racked my brain trying to figure out what it could be that Rebecca wanted me to be there for? I was thinking...pregnant? visitors? Leading up to our outing she mentioned that we would be gone from 9am-12pm that day. It turned out to be very different. :)

At 9am on Saturday the 31st, Rebecca and Kaylynn showed up to pick me up and sat me down at the table. They had to tell me something! I was so nervous! What could it be? Then they told me I had 5 minutes to pack an overnight bag and that they were kidnapping me for the night!! I'm not sure that I've ever been surprised like that. So spur of the moment. Ed wasn't surprised at all since he obviously knew he'd be taking care of Sarah for the night. :)


So that was that, I quickly packed and we left...driving North...but I still had no idea what was ahead. When we parked Kaylynn and Rebecca revealed the next surprise. They proceeded to tell me that this whole trip was planned by Ed and gave me the card he wrote to explain.

The excitement and anticipation was so overwhelming my eyes teared up a little as I read the card Ed wrote. It basically said that Mothers don't get enough time away and that this little trip was well deserved by me. He told me to relax, have fun, not to worry, and that he and Sarah would get some great daddy daughter time. Not only this but there was a big wad of cash that fell out of the card and along with this the note explained that I was to spend ALL of the money shopping with the girls! If you know me I'm pretty thrifty. I don't buy large amounts of clothes EVER! This was a big deal!! That Ed of mine is so sneaky and sweet. He always plans the greatest surprises! So I took a deep breath and off we went to shop!

It didn't take long for me to get over the shock and start enjoying myself. It was great!! Rebecca  and Kaylynn have great fashion sense so they were great shopping partners. I tried on SO MANY clothes and for once didn't look at every price tag before I tried it on. It was an elimination process. :)


Shopping was a great success, and Kaylynn and Rebecca got a lot of things too. Lunch was at Norstrom cafe, yummy... More shopping, some shoes I purchased that were meant for me named, Lindsay (close enough), dinner at an awesome steak house, and delicious ice cream!

The night didn't end there. We stayed at the Westin in San Fran and yes we jumped on the bed in our jammies. :)The breakfast the next morning was scrumptious!



Thank you Ed for the weekend away! You're the best! Thank you ladies for executing the plan well!  I'll never forget it!! LOVE YOU!!


What did Ed and Sarah do? Daddy took her to the toy store to drive some mini cars and let her try french fries and hamburger for the first time. Classic! She loved it!!


17 comments:

Krista said...

how fun! I'll have to share this idea with my husband.

Molly said...

Lindsey that is AWESOME! Ed is definitely a keeper. Glad you guys had so much fun! I absolutely agree that you deserved a weekend out, you hard-working mommy!

The Watkins said...

I am so glad you have such an amazing husband. . you deserve him!!! and such a great get away!

whitney said...

oh, what an awesome hubby!! sounds like it was a well needed (and well deserved) getaway. :) so fun.

The Bonham Family said...

What a cute husband to go to all the work to surprise you! And to make sure you felt so comfortable leaving home. Plus great friends to go and play with. Im glad you got away every mommy deserves a time like that! Im so happy for you looks like you had a great time! Has Neil's wife had her baby yet?

KiMnRoB said...

Ok, Ed for sure needs to teach husband classes because that is by far the sweetest thing I have ever seen!
I freakin' love San Fran and all the good shopping it provides. You are one lucky gal!

Brock and Jennie said...

That sounds like so much fun! I hope you can make it to Vegas next week, lets see if your old Utah friends can be as much fun as your sweet Cali friends!

Jenn and Seth Phillips said...

Linds that is honestly the cutest thing I have ever heard I almost started crying when I read your post, don't ask me why I guess that the thoughtfulness on Ed's part made me feel so happy for you that you have such a good husband. It makes me so happy that all of us girls really lucked out with such good hubbies and I just think that that was so cute and so thoughtful

Kira said...

You lucky duck! How fabu was that!!! Well done, Edvard :)

Kaylynn said...

The pictures of us jumping are hilarious. And why did you not tell me I look prego in that shirt? Sooo terrible.

Have you worn everything once yet??

Kari said...

Please tell Ed to give Gareth some tips. That was a great idea!!!

Julia said...

you girls are beautiful ...

Landon and Debbie said...

That is so nice. You totally deserved that. Now that is a lovely mothers days present.

Annie Harper said...

So uh, my husband needs to be friends with your husband, cuz what the heck? You will remember that forever! I am so jealous, I love surprises and thoughtfulness like that. What a lucky girl you are!
P.S. you are gorgeous by the way! Seriously!

Jokilyn said...

How awesome is that!?! Ed is so good at little surprises. I should point Neil in the direction of your blog! I'm sure I'll be in need of something like this fairly soon! :) Sounds like you have some great friends too!!

The Bryner Bunch said...

SOOOOO fun!!! What an amazing surprise...I should have my hubby read this! The wad of cash in a card idea is the best!

Alisha & Coors said...

That is the cutest and sweetest thing I've ever heard of a husband doing!! Well done Ed.......that is just so great for you Linds.