Posted by: myroadtoemmaus | September 16, 2010

I married up.

I remember the first Christmas that Russell and I were dating in Charlottesville.  I bought him a Gap sweater and a pair of argyle socks.  He surprised me with plane tickets to Kansas City for a conference.  Thus began my gift phobia when it came to birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays with my husband. 

This year was no different.  A few days prior to my big day, Russell asked if I could be home by 3pm on my birthday and if I could take the next morning off from work.  I gladly complied.  I love surprises and I love trips even more!!  That afternoon, as we were driving north of Kansas City past cornfields and rolling hills, I was reminded of Charlottesville!  Then, we pulled into the gates and saw this:

 

The Inn on Crescent Lake…  and I was in love.  That little gable on the top right corner of the house was ours for the night.  Take a look at this dreamy place:

 

After a little airplane tour of the property (just kidding- the picture is from the website), we discovered that there was an actual crescent-shaped moat around the house.  There was a great walking path as well as a couple of paddle-boats that we enjoyed (once I figured out how to adjust the straps to fit around my enormous tum-tum). 

This was the view from our window.

After dinner, we spent some time relaxing here.

And we enjoyed an incredible breakfast in my favorite room of the house:  the garden room! 

Of course, we did some of this…

And some of this… 

And a whole lot of this…

All in all- I had the best birthday ever… all because my wonderful husband found the highlight of the midwest. 

Well, that and because my sweet dad knows the way to a preggo’s heart….  chocolate covered fruit.  Yummmmmmmm.  Thanks, Dad!!

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Responses

  1. you totally had me on the airplane trip…i was shocked that you didn’t talk about that when you told me everything else. LOOKS AWESOME!!! I soooo want to go. Maybe your hubs can talk to my hubs. heheh

  2. YOU are precious
    I loved this post and the pic of you sitting in the window with Hanna.
    love you.

  3. absolutely awesome – what a guy. Russell – great job!


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