Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy 37th Alex

Friday Alex turned 37. I can't believe how time flies. It really seems like it wasn't too long ago we were in our 20's, now here Alex is inching his way towards 40. Wow! Its all how you feel though.....right? ;)
So of course as usual, Alex insisted on NO GIFTS. So I planned a "surprise". My wonderful parents sacrificed a night of sleep on Friday night so we could have a night away. I had a "Free Hotel Stay" at the Comfort Inn for a Jacuzzi Sweet. (Thanks to Sister Heather who won it at a Hockey Game and gave it to me). We also had a free meal to Tucanos. So on Friday I packed up the kids and shot this little video for Alex.....

I dropped the kids off at my parent's house and went to the hotel to unload our stuff and check in. After that I drove to Alex's work to pick him up. He didn't know I was coming, and when I got there he was GONE. You see, I tried to prod him the night before on what time he would be out of there. He insisted he would not be earlier than 4:30. Well, he left at 4:20, so I just missed him. I called him and told him to turn around and come back. He was surprised, and so excited for our night getaway. We went to dinner and a movie, then we went and bought some junk food to pig out on while we stayed up late. The jacuzzi had no instructions and came with a leak. It was really fun figuring it out. We stopped the leak with a bunch of towels. Anyway, the next morning Alex really wanted to take me to breakfast at this hole in the wall called the Chef's Hut. First off, you wouldn't even know it exists unless someone told you about it. It has a sign on the building that says Cafe. Huh. Of course Alex had to remind me not to judge by appearances on the outside....or...the inside. Well it was definitely a "hole in the wall". I felt like I was in the back woods somewhere and had to laugh at the decor. The best was the "beach ball" hanging from the middle of the ceiling that said SPAM. Oh dear. All in all, breakfast was good. We had a great time. Happy Birthday to my Husband! You are the Best!


  1. Happy Birthday to Alex! I was just looking through old photos and found one when Alex took us shooting. We all looked so young! UGH!!!! Sounds like it was a fun night! Minus the leak!

  2. Sounds like a fun little night out. I love the Chefs Hut - but I agree, it is kind of a funny little spot.

  3. What a lucky guy Alex is to have you! What a nice outing for you both.

  4. Happy Birthday Alex. That sounded like fun, minus the sketchy tub and breakfast joint. Ha. Actually dives really can have the best food sometimes.