As sad as it is to say, we were in our hotel a little after midnight and SO ready for a full night of sleep with no interruptions and no alarm clock in the form of a 2.5 year old. As we were getting into bed Leif asked me if I wanted a gift early...YES PLEASE! So he grabbed his xoom tablet and handed it to me and hit play! He had put together a 15 minute video of pictures of me from the time I was a baby to now with video clips from some of my best friends wishing me a happy birthday and talking about our friendship! I was a mess...I cried, laughed, and watched it 3 times in a row!!! It was AMAZING!!!
Saturday after we woke up...LATE...we got ready and headed out for lunch. After lunch Leif says that we have a 2pm appointment that we need to make???? So again, destination unknown...after walking a few blocks he stops me and says "Ok, we are here"...
|Wicked on Broadway...|
The show was amazing. I have always loved music, dance, theater, and performing so it was an incredibly mesmerizing experience. I could have probably watched it over and over again and see something new everytime. At intermission Leif asked me what I thought..."I want to be up there dancing"...I'm a dork!!!
After the show we headed back to our hotel to get ready for dinner. Once we were ready Leif said that he had heard about this bar and wanted to go there before dinner to have drinks...again, I just followed along because I knew he wouldn't tell me where we were going. We took a cab to a fun little Irish pub that "someone" had recommended to him. As we walked into the pub Leif headed past the bar and toward the back of the restaurant. As we reached the back I heard "SURPRISE!!!!" I looked up to find my family and friends there to surprise me for my birthday! I was in SHOCK!!! I was so confused to see all of these familiar faces in this big city during our weekend away! It took me a while to really register the thought that the people who mean the most to me were standing in front of me at a bar in NYC! To be honest I was a little overwhelmed! The "party" was complete with food, drinks, a cake, presents and some beautiful letters from those who love me! It was amazing...
|My bestie and her hubby...came from MD|
|My sister left her 4 month old baby to be there for my day!!!|
|The karaoke couple!|
|LATE night poses!|
Finally, I must say that my man went to the ends of the earth and back to make this weekend so amazing! Somehow between working long hours, studying, and being a great father and husband, he found enough time away from me to plan an amazing birthday!!! I am not sure how he did it considering he can't access email at work, I am always home with him, and I am completely nosy...but he did it!!! THANK YOU my love for making my 30th Birthday unforgettable!