Saturday, December 25, 2010

A BIG BIG Unexpected Surprise!

.....And NO....I'm not Pregnant. :)

Well, He's officially outdone himself! Wednesday evening we came home from picking up a pizza with the kids and there was a UPS package on the front door. It was to me from......
My Secret Santa ??
Dejah insisted I not wait til Christmas and open the box.
This and a box of Sees Chocolates were inside...

At first I was a little creeped-out (I mean my life isn't necessarily a "closed book" in cyber world). He quickly fessed up! I was so excited! Its been a LONG time since Alex and I got a night away from the kids. Thanks to my amazing parents for taking on the FOUR monkeys!

Alex did a good job of keeping the plans to a secret. Thursday after we dropped off the kids he told me I had two options: One...go to "Harry Potter" then drive to McCall to check in. Or Two: Drive to McCall and go night skiing. Well, I knew Brundage didn't have night skiing (Alex didn't) I took option #1. I enjoyed the movie and my poor Guy suffered through it.

The drive was gorgeous! Snow and CLEAR roads :)
We pulled up to Shore Lodge. We were quickly greeted by valet parking and a luggage boy. Our room was a lakeside sweet and the view was breathtaking! The "Lodge" is HUGE! Its like an extremely souped up log cabin......

Fully equipped with a movie theater! It is first come first serve on movie choices. All guests get complimentary drinks and popcorn!

That evening we went to dinner at "The Mill"....I'm sorry folks, I don't recommend it. The food was not that good...the prices weren't either. :(

We went back after dinner and went for a swim in the outdoor pool. 95 degrees is nice for a hot blooded man like mine, but much too cool for me. The Hot Tub was just perfect! Down the walkway, just over-looking the lake was a fire pit all lit up and burning. We went back to our room where Alex had ANOTHER SURPRISE!!! He brought me Christmas Gifts! It was one surprise after the other! I'm telling you he really outdid himself! We had a great evening.

The next morning we woke up really early. Alex didn't sleep good due to a sinus cold. We decided not to use our ski passes and just spend the morning hanging around and relaxing.
We went to breakfast at this place we love called "The Pancake House".

Afterward we went back to the Lodge and captured some pictures of our beautiful view and room.

Then we decided to go back to the pool and hot tub! :)
(So I've never worn a bikini before...thanks to one of my friends for loaning it to me in a crunch, mine is still out on loan. So glad no one I know saw me in that. Not so confident after having my fourth baby 4 months ago.)

After relaxing we got a little nap and then checked out! Christmas Eve! We headed home to our kids. Thanks a million times over to my WONDERFUL husband! You never cease to amaze me. It was the best Christmas Present! I am so grateful to have you in my life. Cheers to many more to come :)


  1. Good job Alex!!! Sounds like an amazing and well deserved vacation! I hope you enjoyed every last second of it! Merry Christmas!

  2. CUTE!! You two look so cute and happy together :-) Glad you had such an amazing time!

  3. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time together!

  4. We just missed each other. We ate at the pancake house on Thursday. We hate The Mill also. We did find a great Chinese place so yummy. So happy for you what a great Christmas

  5. Those pictures are amazing. I think I need to go now. Alex did a job well done. That's awesome.

  6. wow! That is great! Way to go Alex! And Anna... yeah we have been to The Mill, what is up with that place? It is like, packed every night and supposedly McCall's "best" restaurant, but totally sucks! We didn't like the food and it was way too expensive too! But we love the Pancake House! :)