Hi guys! Hope everyone had a GREAT weekend. We sure did. If you know me, you know I love birthdays…and I really love my husband. Which means his birthday is one of my favorite things to plan every year. My husband is the most giving, selfless, kind human in the world so every year I try to do better than the last year.
I had an idea for a surprise get together/party at our new favorite bar Gwin close to our house. I started a private Facebook group and I invited all of V’s favorite people. I told him we were just going to a double date night with my besty and her hubby and that his big day would be the big celebration and best day ever.
It started out at our dear friends Lindy & Jim’s house. They had a 6 pack of IPA’s waiting for him with a bow. If you know V, you know he is obsssed with IPA’s so he was very happy. We did a champagne toast and then headed out.
We ended up getting to Gwin (the bar) right on time and he had no idea walking in that 20 something people were waiting for him. He was very surprised and happy. He told me his heart melted. He got spoiled with love and the night was perfect. Thank you to all who made that night amazing and kept the surprise.
Saturday was his actual Birthday and he didn’t know where we were going. We’ve spent his Birthday in Sedona for the last 3 years so I decided we had to go back. After experiencing a bad experience last time at The Amara where we usually stay, I opted for other places. I was able to find the perfect little resort on Oak Creek named Junipine Resort.
We drove up to Sedona at around 11 AM after making the Birthday boy a huge Vegan brunch spread, and dropping our fur baby Max off at doggy daycare. The Birthday boy requested to see a Psychic on his special day so we successfully found one we both liked. Vicente had an hour reading with her and he was so enlightened. (If you want her name message me and I’ll get that to you). I really liked her because she gave us our birth charts and they were so accurate. I love learning about astrology!! After that we headed straight to our hotel he had not known about.
Wow, I can’t even explain how magical this place was. I was hoping for snow, but it didn’t even need the snow to be beautiful. We stayed in House 12 and it was so darling. It had a cowboy/country theme and I loved it. It had 2 fireplaces that they provide the juniper wood for. The fireplaces were what actually sold me on the place. Vicente is obsessed with making fires so I knew this place was going to be perfect. The outside patio was directly on the creek. Vicente walked in and was beyond amazed and so happy it was quiet and serene. It was a perfect getaway from the craziness of Phoenix.
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The Birthday boy didn’t wanna go to a fancy dinner like I originally planned, he just wanted to relax with a Vegan Mexican feast in our cute little cabin. He loves when I cook for him, so I love playing chef. We went to Natural Grocers and got the goods. We came back and showered and got “pretty” for each other, which is something you should definitely do as a couple even on nights in. We popped some Vueve in true Birthday fashion, and then I cooked a vegan bar spread. I also made us rice and beans that were fantastic as well. My birthday boy also requested Luna & Larry’s Ginger Cookie Caramel for dessert which was out of this world!
We spent the rest of the night talking, relaxing by the fire, and playing some card games. We even danced to our wedding song (Cheesy I know). You guys, I am so lucky to be married to my best friend!! My husband is amazing and deserves the best of everything. If you know him, you know why.
To say it was an amazing weekend, is an understatement. I can’t wait for his next one so I can try to top this one. ❤️