Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

This past weekend, I turned 22.
I love birthdays. I always have and I believe I always will.
A day where everything is all about me, and I get presents.
What's not to love?

Well this particular birthday was special. I'm not sure why,
perhaps it's because of the insane surprise weekend that Eric
planned for me.

It started Friday the 22nd.
We woke up, packed our bags (I had no clue what I was packing for)
hopped in the car and started driving.

We hit a small speed bump on the way - and by speed bump I mean flat tire.
The Lord was watching out for us though.
There happened to be a Les Schwab just a few minutes away.

We were back on the road in no time.
5 and a half hours later, I guessed where we were going:

Here was my face:
I had never been to Seattle
so Eric took it upon himself to enlighten me.
We drove to our hotel which was just a few minutes away from downtown.
Eric gave me my first present:
Two tickets to see the Gypsy Kings.
I realize most of you have probably never heard of them.
Let's just say my dad wanted his daughters to grow up with some
culture and introduced us to them at a very young age.
We have home videos of us dancing to them while Jayne was still in diapers.

There were for sure camera nazis everywhere so we took these
from our phone.

It was definitely a middle aged dance party + me and Eric but
it was one of the funnest concerts I've ever been to. The next morning we drove to Pike's Place Market.
We had breakfast at an amazing little french restaurant, walked
the waterfront, explored the city, and got a little lost.
Every second was wonderful.
We had a great day of seeing this beautiful city, but Eric had
one more surprise up his sleeve.

Dinner reservations at the Space Needle!

The view.
It was a surreal evening.

The next morning we went to City Church.
If I lived in Seattle, that's the church I would go to.
It was amazing!

Afterward, we found an awesome restaurant called Purple.
It was delicious!

Then, we headed home.
Seriously, this was a birthday I will never forget.
I love you Eric. Thanks for an amazing weekend.
Now, what on earth am I going to do for your birthday?!


joshandkarlee said...

Happy Birthday almost a week late (sorry)! Looks like you had a great time! In response to the question you left on our blog...Sandpoint, ID (don't judge until you see our next blog post).

Splendidly Imperfect said...

Happy Late Birthday, Best friend linsday (lol)
sounds like an amazing weekend!

nicolettebw said...

the only thing missing is... well... ME.

joann renee said...

isn't Seattle amazing?! looks like the only thing you missed was the troll under the bridge and going on a ferry boat ride...make sure to do those things next time

Lindsey said...

The pictures are lovely! I'm glad you had a great birthday! It was so nice to meet you that week! Thanks for letting me use your guitar! Many blessings!

-the other Lindsey! :)