Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The key to my heart.

My birthday is a month away and I always look forward to Garth's gift because he is the BEST gift giver! He knows the key to my heart. It's not clothes. Or a day at the spa. It's not even jewlery. It's staying at luxury hotels. Last year he surprised me with a trip to the gorgeous Grand Traverse Hotel and Spa. Amazing! But this year he asked for my help to plan my birthday trip because I am good at getting deals.


I got us an amazing deal at this beautiful hotel:


The lobby makes my heart flutter:

We stayed at this hotel briefly for a wedding last fall, so I'm excited to go back and enjoy the pool:

We have a beautiful room on the river and we booked the weekend trip today so we wouldn't miss the great deal going on at the hotel. Maybe turning 26 won't be so bad!









53 comments:

jen + ryan said...

yay! how exciting!!!!! that will be so much fun! :)

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

YAY! I LOVE gorgeous hotels... How freaking fun to do that for your birthday!

Can't wait to see the pix!

Miss Anne said...

he's smart and cute??? you've got a keeper!

hope 26 rocks it for you!

Melissa said...

That looks amazing!

Brandi said...

That looks so beautiful!!! Super jealous!!!! What a great hubby!

Elizabeth said...

ahhh! it looks AMAZING! Yall are going to have a fabulous time! Happy early Birthday! :)

Whitney said...

Oh my gosh I know you will love that! It looks beautiful!

Lucy Marie said...

Wow!! How exciting. I hope you have a blast.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yay!! so exciting! you're going to have an amazing time=)

Pleasant Drive said...

Wowzas! I think that's the key to any girl's heart. A little winin' and dinin' will always do the trick :) Happy early bday!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Oh....looks fabulous!!!

katie + bret said...

how fun! That pool looks fantastic and the lobby even better... In my head there is big band music playing :)

a H.I.T. said...

I love a weekend trip to a gorgeous hotel. Nothing beats that trip. Hands down.

Lauren said...

Oh it looks fabulous! I love beautiful hotels!

Tara Gibson said...

how much fun! gorgeous hotels are always fun to go to

~J~ said...

YAY! That looks like an amazing hotel, have a wonderful time there and make sure to post pics!!! I love reading your posts and absolutely love reading about the love you and your honey share. It's very inspiring.
Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

Snow White said...

amazing. what a special guy you have there!

by the way... I LOVE traverse city... seriously, it's one of my favorite places!

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

Wow...I will with you..I love great hotels!

- Sarah :-) said...

*GASP*

Can I come??

Mrs. S. said...

You two are so sweet to each other! I really love reading about what a terrific marriage and friendship you two have!

C said...

Mmmm! Looks like a wonderful time!!

That Fresh Feeling said...

AWESOME!

Mrs. J L said...

Yay!!! it loks so beautiful! i love going away for my bday too! :)

Mrs. J L said...

Yay!!! it loks so beautiful! i love going away for my bday too! :)

Emily Jean said...

Hello Fabulous!! 26 has been good to me so far!

Lucky in Love said...

What a wonderful idea! That looks fabulous!

Jenny.Lee said...

that will be so much fun! i love staying in hotels too.

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

UH-MAZING! I'm so excited for you guys!

Marissa said...

Yay! That looks like a whole lot of fun!

Sweet Simplicity said...

He is a good gift giver! That hotel looks amazing!!

Sassy Pants said...

That is so fun! Thumbs up for the hubby!!

Jon and Steph said...

Wow, that hotel looks fabulous! You guys are going to have a great time. It's so beautiful there!

Lauren Kelly said...

Oh goodness, can I come???? haha!!!!

Brown Girl said...

Oh that is going to be so fun! Have a great time!!

Saskia said...

You'll have a BLAST!! Wow, what a lovely hotel! I'm the same as you... staying in Claridges in London was one of the best 'presents' ever :)

Saskia x

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

I like you LOVE nice hotels:p Just something so exciting about them! I'm sure you understand:p I hope you have a blast!

Elizabeth said...

Fun! I hope you have a great time!

alyssa said...

whoa! luckity girl!!

Cristina said...

You are going to have so much fun...what a great idea!

Mrs. A said...

how fun!

Meg said...

That's gorgeous and looks like so much fun! ;)

There's an award for you over at my blog. :D

New England Girl said...

SO jealous of you, girl! Have a fantastic time on your birthday. I find it hard to imagine having a bad time at a hotel as gorgeous as that! :)

Katie said...

First, let me say how excited I am for you!!!!!! Happy early birthday!

Second, can I just say how JEALOUS I am??

littlesack said...

ooo! that looks so nice! can't wait for more pics and details.

Jules said...

I think going away for your birthday is super special because you will have those memories forever.

I can't wait to hear all about it!

Megan said...

That looks wonderful! What a good idea for a birthday gift! I may suggest that for mine which will be coming up in August!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Looks awesome...where is it at?

THE Stephanie said...

WOW! Will you be my travel agent?

jlc said...

ouuu my heart would flutter over that too!!!

MissJody said...

Ummm....can we say..spoiled? Umm...Ya! Good for you!!! Yes! Enjoy every moment of this :)
Happy {early} Birthday!

morewineplease said...

You are going to have an awesome birthday!! Way to go on the hotel!

Surrounded By Boys said...

Wait a minute - I know that hotel! It's the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids, MI, right? I stumbled into that lobby once when I was lost a million years ago and felt just like that scene in Pretty Woman when Julia Roberts first walks into the Regent Beverly Wilshire!
How fun! I hope the spa is 1/2 as good as the one at Grand Traverse! I love that spa, even if they did accidentally rip off one of my toenails during a pedi. OUCH! :(

Britni and Justin said...

Wow! That place is amazing!!!!