Besides doing all the romantic, practical, and wonderful things that significant others often do, he also plans a mystery birthday trip for me every year- usually revealing it a few weeks or days before we leave.
When I turned 27, we had a four day Philadelphia adventure- complete with visits to the Liberty Bell, Citizens Bank Park, and a cheesesteak or two. But only from Jim's on South :-)
|Side note, I'm an Orioles fan.|
When I turned 28, we spent a few days in Las Vegas- hiking, gambling, and enjoying lots of unique shows. And of course, doing lots of touristy stuff.
|You knew this picture was coming, right??|
Last year, my 29th birthday, we found ourselves in Riviera Maya, Mexico where we lounged by the pool, climbed ancient Mayan ruins, and ate our weight in plantains- all with an incredible view of the Caribbean Sea.
|Truly, this place was paradise.|
You might be thinking, "How in the hell could Matthew top the last three years?!?!"
Well folks, Disney. Disney is always the answer- even when you're not sure of the question.
|Unwrapping my gifts and figuring out where we're going!|
For my 30th birthday, we will be going on a three day Disney cruise to the Bahamas- including a visit to Disney's own island, Castaway Cay- and then we'll be spending two and a half days in the World at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I am smiling from ear-to-ear as I type this :-)
Not only did he book us a stateroom with a veranda on the cruise, he also got us a room overlooking the savanna at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Gorgeous ocean or African animals- either way, spectacular views over a cup of coffee in the morning.
But wait! There's more!
While spending a day at Magic Kingdom, Matthew assigned all our fast passes for Princess Character Greetings. So we'll get to chat with Rapunzel, Cinderella, Ariel, and Anna & Elsa all in one afternoon. And then that evening, we'll dine in the Beast's castle at the new Be Our Guest Restaurant. I literally may burst from happiness.
But most importantly, I'll get to spend a few days in my most favorite place with my most favorite guy- I can't think of a better way to celebrate the start of a new decade. Matthew spoils me rotten with my birthday trip every year. But I know the real reason I'm the luckiest girl in the world- because I get to go through life with him :-)
QOTD: What's the best birthday surprise you've ever received?