Sunday, August 17, 2008

My Birthday Surprise

Turning 30 on August 5th was pretty "uneventful". I had a birthday party with my parents, but Alex was out of town for work. Obviously I was thinking when He came home, that I would get a nice date and maybe a little gift. Well he got home Friday night at that was a no-go. Saturday... the neighborhood picnic (which he was kind of incharge of), no-go there. Sunday..the Sabbath. Monday evening, nothing! I was so irritated that I told him to call his sister Mitzi to watch our kids so that he could take me to dinner. He did so and we had a nice dinner. So that was I thought. I was kind of bitter that week and needing a SERIOUS break from my girls. Alex went golfing twice that week, and my "bitterness" just elevated. Thursday morning I woke up and began to get ready to work out when Alex asked me to come lay down by him. I crawled back in bed next to him and he said, "I need you to stay here because I'm going to need your help packing". I just stared at him in disbelief and he said, "I'm taking you away for three nights, and your mom is going to watch the girls". For most of you who have kids know this is a rare occasion. I burst into tears. I totally couldn't believe it. We packed up and Alex took me to Salt Lake City. He reserved us three nights in the Radisson Down Town Salt Lake. We started the evening off touring Temple Square and the historic sites there. Then we had a nice dinner. The next day, we had breakfast then headed to Lagoon for the day. Those tickets are $40 a person and this nice family gave us discount coupons saving us $20. It was awesome. I was totally looking forward to the rides. I usually love them as long as they don't spin me around.

This first ride we went on was crazy! Alex didn't love it, and it got me a bit dizzy.

(This is not MY video, but you get the idea)

I was really excited for this ride, but it just made me more "dizzy" and a bit nautious.

WICKED! Its their newest ride and coolest by far. It shoots you out of a tube really fast straight up to the top then drops you practically straight down to extreme fast fun. I loved this ride, but afterwards I was way...way more dizzy and definitely nauseous.

We decided to give the big rides a break for a while. Here we are in line for a silly easy going ride.

Alex really wanted to go on the boat swing and really thought it would be easy. Just looking at this picture makes me sick! It took one swing back and it was all I could do not to throw up all over the dumb boat! Even Alex felt nauseous. This would be an understatement for me! I was DONE with Lagoon!! I had to go back to the Hotel to sleep it off! When I woke up, we decided to go back. I felt much better.....

Especially when we went to the water park. I think that cool water helped a ton!! This next ride was really fun also.

Here are some pictures of Temple Square.

This is where Alex proposed to me. Just outside the Joseph Smith memorial building. He had no intentions of doing it there, but since I was too stubborn and cold during the winter to get on the Horse and buggy, this is where it happened.

Saturday we had an enjoyable day. We had lunch at our favorite Rodizio Grill....YUM!

After that we went to Raging Waters for the rest of the afternoon.

I just want to give a shout out to my wonderful husband Alex. He is truly a wonderful husband. I am so grateful to have him in my life. It was beautifully planned and I had such a wonderful time. Thanks so much Alex. I will never forget my 30th birthday.


  1. What a FUN birthday!! Rodizio is Justin's favorite resturant. Since he served in Brazil he loves it. He took me there once, and when we left, we had to lay on the lawn in the parking lot because we were so sick!! Glad you had a great Birthday!!

  2. Way to go Alex! Iv been seriously scramped on my birthday for the past 2 years!!! Gabe owes me big time! Im glad you got a fun birthday surprise - even if it came a little later than you hoped!

  3. Yay! How exciting!! I'm so glad you got to have such a fun birthday! I'm so jealous, I want to do something fun so bad! I wanted to go on a 'before we have kids' vacation, but I don't think that's in the cards for us what with my fascinating sickness and not having any money! Someday though.

  4. Way to go for husband of the year Alex! Looks like a fun trip. I'm glad you got such a surprise for your birthday!

  5. That looks like it was tons of fun. I am so jealous you guys went to Lagoon, I so want to go to Lagoon. Good job Alex, way to plan.

  6. If there's one thing I've learned about marriage, it's that as soon as you start thinking your husband's a bum and is un-romantic, he surprises you and then you remember why you fell in love with him in the first place.