January 16, 2012

Operation: Kidnap Husband

What do you do when...

A: your husband's birthday is 23 days after Christmas
B: everything he wanted/needed he got for Christmas
C: he can't decide on what he wants to do for his birthday
and 
D: his birthday falls on a Tuesday (lame)?

You take matters into your own hands and get real creative.

That's what.
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Saturday morning 
7:45am-ish
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I packed our bags, the clock struck "10", we jumped in the car and "Operation: Kidnap Husband" was under way. For the next 2 hours, I drove him nuts asking him to guess where we were headed. (I think the suspense was killing me more than him!)

He guessed all the way from a casino in Louisiana (been there, done that), to a VIP strip club (not happening), to a concealed handgun class (10 hours long and on a Saturday? Also, not happening), to the the Hyatt Hill Country in San Antonio (close-but no cigar).

He obviously had no clue.
(Pats self on back.)

Until I exited the highway.
Where we passed this HUGE billboard...
Ok so maybe I stretched the truth just a
leeeeetle but it said something along those lines...

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Little did he know, I had another surprise in store...
Meet "Dancer" & "Jazz"

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We spent the rest of the afternoon galavanting around the 400 something acres, played flag football with a few 8 year olds, got our name branded onto a piece of cedar, took pictures of any and everything in sight, fed a clydesdale, pet a longhorn, enjoyed a wonderful dinner together,  totally cheated on the diet with drinks and dessert, listened to live country music in one of the bars and ended the night sitting around a fire pit...one of Beau's favorite things to do in the whole wide world. That boy loves him a good fire!
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The weather was beyond beautiful.
The resort could not have been any more perfect.
And the fact that he had no clue what I had up my sleeve was the best part.

It. Was. Heavenly.
And so is he.

Happy (almost) birthday, Lovebug. :)

46 comments:

  1. so sweet! i love how every detail seemed to be thought out without being too fussy!!

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  2. So cute!! :) I tried to kidnap Jake for Valentine's day one year, he totally guessed my surprise. Oops. HAHA!

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  3. What a fun birthday! You are such a good wife!

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  4. This is SO sweet! Looks like you two had a great time and he had a great birthday. :)

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  5. What a great idea- I'm a huge fan of giving experiences instead of extra junk! We are going to a wedding there in April & I'm excited to check it out. Love all the collages :)

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  6. That looks like such a fun birthday trip! So thoughtful of you.

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  7. I think you deserve wifey of the month for that one! So sweet. I could never ever get away with that...he is always figuring things out and ruining my surprised. lameo. I think I need to go on a vacay there though, gorg!!!

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  8. i think its great you took him away for a bit!! i think its soo nice to get away..even if its just for a day! :)

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  9. wow - best birthday idea ever. I am totally stealing your balloon idea - genius!

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  10. You can tell how much love y'all have for each other. This is beyond cute.

    Where is said resort?? I need to go!

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  11. love this steph! looks like THE perfect getaway weekend. i bet Beau loved every second of it

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  13. You get MAJOR props for this!! What a wonderful idea! It'd be so hard to keep the secret! :)

    Sam

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  14. This has got to be the sweetest thing I have ever heard of. You are an awesome planner and surprise keeper too. Glad he enjoyed it and you guys had tons of fun :)

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  15. Very sweet! Friday was Bryan's 30th Birthday -- Ugh!! These rightafterchristmas birthdays KILL ME! And 30? Talk about stress trying to find something to do, haha!! Looks like you both had a relaxing weekend away! Do tell - what program do you use to turn your pictures into a collage???

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  16. So glad you guys had fun and the surprise went off without a hitch! Looks like it was simply amazing!

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  17. I love that you did that for him.. so stinking cute! My Dad always does stuff like that for my Mom but she isn't as good about doing it for him! It looks like ya'll had a fun-filled weekend! Happy Birthday to Beau :)

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  18. How sweet. I think get-aways and experiences are more than any other gift. This is something that you and him will remember for a LONG time!

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  19. Seriously how sweet!!! :) Major wifey points for you! I did serving similar for my husband's 21st! This year he's turning 25 so I gotta do something big! I love the ballon idea! That's so creative and fun! Good job! I'm glad you guys had a great time!

    xo

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  20. So sweet! You win wife of the year! :) I may have to use this idea for a future birthday!

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  21. I've been dying to take Drew here ever since I met a bride here for a consultation. SOOOO beautiful! Next time you're this close to me...you better be calling because I'm tired of not knowing you in real life. CAPICHE!?!?!? :) So cool Beau and I share the same birthday. It's fate we are gonna be friends because only the coolest people are born that day. Just sayin. MUAH!

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  22. You are beyond awesome! I bet he loved that. What a cute
    and thoughtful wife you are! : )

    Happy birthday Beau!

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  23. Ahhhhh yall were in my hometown!!! My Gran lives two minutes from there. I'm pretty sure I'm the only one from Bastrop that STILL hasn't been out there to check it out. You're such a fun wife! :-)

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  24. Wifey of the year!! :) Loved this idea Steph you are sooo smart! So glad you and BBFT didn't get bucked off or anything crazy. I spy New balance grey shoes...I have THEM!!!! well I did a couple yrs ago and wore them until they were almost torn apart.

    see you sooo soon!

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  25. Just found your blog!! You are such a thougtful wifey!! I have been wanting to go horse back riding for awhile now, I gotta look into finding a place local

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  26. True story- i choked on my drink when I saw the pic of the billboard, and immediately thought of ways to do one. Then I continued reading :) Girl, I LOVE what you did for him!! I'm currently trying to figure out what to do for our anniversary, and this helped tremendously!! xoxoxo

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  27. Why can't someone do this to me?!?!? So cute!

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  28. What a great birthday present!! I was actually at Lost Pines this fall and I absolutely loved it! SO beautiful!!

    ~Tiffany
    http;//tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  29. This is GREAT! I love it, Steph! You definitely get the best wife award!

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  30. Aww, so sweet. Glad yall had fun!

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  31. omg that is awesome! you're such a sweet wife!

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  32. What a great wife. He is lucky to have you!!!

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  33. what an amazing idea! your hubby is lucky to have you. my fiance's birthday is just three days after christmas, the poor guy. i always need to get extra creative, too! :)

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  34. Sooo incredibly sweet! I would never be able to do this for my hubby, because I would end up blabbing it or blogging about it lol. We can't keep secrets from one another. We always blab every single time....

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  35. errr.. can I steal this idea?

    K. Thanks.

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  36. I'm your newest follower. The kidnapping for your husbands birthday was so cute! I love the idea!

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  37. Our men share the same bday..what what!!!

    That's an awesome present, well done girlie!

    Happy Bday to Beau!

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  38. What an awesome wife you are!!! Great idea and it sounds like you guys had so much fun! Love that you "kidnapped" him - I'm going to have to try this!

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  39. Oh wow! I love this!! So sweet. Looks like so much fun!!

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  40. How fun!! Love that you pulled the surprise off so well and he had no idea!

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  41. Ahhh LOVE this!! Such a great idea! Looks like a blast! :) What a sweet day!

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