Friday, February 6, 2009

Eric's Birthday Surprise

As most of you know, my amazing husband had a birthday.
I decided, since he always surprises me,
to plan a little surprise of my own.

One of Eric's favorite bands/musician is Jon Foreman.
Post Switchfoot Jon Foreman to be precise.
Well it just so happened that he was going to be in Portland
just a few days after Eric's birthday!
The scheming began...

I arranged with Eric's boss to give him half the day off.
We left work Wednesday afternoon, and he was clueless the whole time.
After a few hours we pull up to this lovely place:

Hotel Modera
I got us a screamin deal!

After we got situated, I took Eric to this sushi place he really likes called
Dragonfish Asian Cafe'.
We had super yummy sushi - Eric's favorite.
Then right after dinner I surprised him with tickets to see none other than Jon Foreman himself.

He's doing this new project called Fiction Family. A couple of members of Nicklecreek are apart of it as well. It was such an amazing show. This is the last part of one of my favorite songs he does.

This was when the entire crowd broke into "Hey Jude"
so that the band would come back out for the encore.
One of my all time favorite concert moments ever.

Here we are right after the show. Woo!

Our hotel had these cool fire pits in the courtyard.

Here we are enjoying them.

The next day we had breakfast at Cafe Bijou, coffee at Stumptown, we spent our Christmas gift cards at Urban Outfitters, read books at Powell's, and then headed home.
Truly, we enjoyed the Portland experience to the fullest.

Happy Birthday to Eric. The big 26.


Cassie said...

birthday surprises are the best ever!
well done Lindsay!

Studio said...

Nice Linds, I love taking off on adventures with you, way to make it incredible.

Studio said...

Oh and hey Jude moment was amazing, Jon said here's our last song and if you want us to come back out and do another one then I want you all to sing hey Jude as loud as you can. The whole crowd sings and the band is back and just picks it up right with us.