Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hello, Big 3-0!

     Many of you may know that today is my 30th birthday. I am so lucky to be married to an incredible man who made my 30th one to remember. A few months ago Chad had asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday...if I wanted a party...what. So, I told him that I just wanted to get out of town for the weekend. I said I wanted to go to the beach, hang out, relax and do nothing. Well, that is exactly what I got! :o)
     Chad made ALL of the plans...which was so nice. He made hotel reservations at the historic Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. I have driven by the inn so many times...and have eaten there with my family...but had never stayed there. My parents actually stayed there for part of their I was SOOOOOOO excited to stay at the extravagant hotel.
     If you don't know anything about the hotel then here is a little bit of info...1. Every one of the rooms has a very unique themed decor. 2. It is over the top gaudy...and I do mean over. the. top! Our room was...
 Oh was there some floral action going on! Exhibit A:
 and B:
 Exhibit C...
 and D
 told you...there was A LOT of floral. Landry made himself right at you can see...he had some peeps to get into touch with.
     Saturday morning we got up and headed to the beach. The weather was absolutely PERFECT...warm, sunshine, slight breeze...PER-F-E-C-T! Here are some pics of our day at the beach:
 "Get these glasses off of me!"
 "Hi Mom!"
 Self portrait time
 Little footsies in the wet sand
 Chubby little piggies
"This isn't so bad, now!"
 "Mom...not again."
 "Okay...I'm looking...but I'm NOT happy about it!"
"Now I'm really not loving the wet sand!"
 "Well...maybe it isn't THAT bad."

"All the cool kids wear their hats like this."
"Thanks for the cool shades, Mom!"
 "I think my favorite part of the beach is the swings."
 "Yup...this is the life!"
After our day at the beach, we came back to the room, took a nap, and got ready for dinner. Look at one of my cute dates!
Chad had made reservations at McLintock's in Pismo.
     Dinner was great...the highlight...we saw Viena Girardi (from the Bachelor) and Kasey Kahl (from the Bachelorette) there on a date. Chad spotted her first...just one table away. In our typical fashion, we bantered back and forth about whether it was or wasn't her. Then I heard Kasey's creepy voice and knew it was them. I soooooo wanted to take a picture with them...but Chad made too much fun of me. So, I am sad to say that I have no picture.
     Sunday morning we woke up, got packed, and had breakfast at the hotel before leaving. Of course, no trip to the Madonna Inn is complete unless you have visited the well known "Men's Room." Yup...we had to stop by...and take a few pictures!
 As you can see...Landry was very interested in the waterfall.
 Nothing like a little father-son picture to warm your heart...even if it is in a men's urinal. :o)
     I am such a lucky lady to have an amazing husband that loves me and gave me an absolutely wonderful birthday weekend. But...not only do I have a wonderful husband...I have amazing friends and family, too. Thank you for making the big 3-0 so memorable...and for making me feel so loved and special. As if the weekend wasn't enough...I came home to this sign on my garage door:
Thank you Mom and Kaitlin!

1 comment:

  1. Too fun!! You are very welcome, it was so much fun!!! We are glad you had such a special time, with your very special little family!! So adorable!!