Thursday, March 25, 2010

Shocked In A Good Way

I blogged about my anniversary Saturday, but I had a surprise I didn't see coming.  My husband usually lets me plan everything.  I plan our get aways, I plan our dates.  I'm an organized freak & I like to know what's going on.  So I had booked a babysitter for Saturday night.  We were going to go to dinner & the new Matt Damon movie - Jade loves his movies.  So I kept talking about where we should eat etc.  I had movie times - everything was pretty much planned except the restaurant.

Unbeknown to me, my husband planned a surprise date.  He told me weren't doing any of the above.  I was so confused - I thought maybe he wants to see a different movie - weird, but maybe! 

Then, he said he got us tickets to see Allegria - a Cirque Du Soleil event in Champaign.  He also lined up my sister Maggie to keep our kids overnight & got us a sweet hotel room for the night.  I was in SHOCK!  Literally shocked.  I probably still am.  We had an absolute blast.  If you haven't ever been to a Cirque show - you must go - amazing every time!

These two girls blew my mind - what an athletic and limber pair!

An actual trapeze act - one guy fell - thank god for the safety nets!

What a muscle!  This guy was just amazing!

The IHotel in Champaign - yeah it's nice!

So applaud my husband - he did an amazing job & I was so excited to get a romantic surprise!!

Also, a thanks must go out to Maggie for keeping our kids overnight & forcing Jade to become a romantic man (her salon is attached to his office so she's always in his business - I love it!), and for Mom for helping purchase everything so I - the organized freak - wouldn't see charges on our credit card bills & call in fraud!


  1. how very very exciting!
    Way to go Jade, what a great idea:O)
    glad you had an awesome time!

  2. One precious husband + one surprised wife = BLISS! So glad you had a good time. Great job Jade! Now remember though, once you've done this, each year you have to outdo yourself...LOL!


  3. That's so great! Surprises are the best!

  4. Annie, How great!! I'd say you got a real sweet and very thoughtful man there!
    We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary last July, and I was going to make some plans, but then I thought they sounded not so much fun for Dan, so, then in the back of my mind, I thought my hubby would surprise me,like he did the anniversary before this one,(by taking me to the Melting Pot Restaurant) and that he would think of some way once again to surprise me.. Well, guess we surprised each other, as neither one of us had made any plans to celebrate our 25th. So, we ended up going out for supper at one of our favorite restaurants, which was good.. He told me there's always our next anniversary to celebrate, and that it's not too late really. Well, in my mind, yes, it is too late, as that day has gone by, whether by just a day or by a year, it's just not going to be the same, as it would have been on THE DAY! But, anyhow, I was so disappointed anyhow that I didn't go ahead with the idea and plans that I had thought about doing for our anniversary. Needless to say, I'm going to be making plans for this year's 26th anniversary! Bet Dan is too!!
    Guess one just never knows what the other one might or might not be planning for that special anniversary celebration day, right?!

    I'd definately say that Jade did great!! What a wonderful surprise!!

    I've not seen Cirque Du Soleil, but my son Jamie and daughter, Michele have and said they are absolutely awesome to see and watch!!

    Have a great day Annie and please let you mom know I said Thank You for visiting me on my blog! Does your mom have her blog yet? I'd love to be one of her followers too!


  5. That is so sweet!!! Happy Anniversary!

    : )

    Julie M.

  6. How sweet is that?! It must have been so special to be surprised about it!
    I have heard that show is amazing! I would love to see it, even from the pictures it is breathtaking!


Thank you so much for your kind words & support! I love hearing from you & read each and every comment you leave for me! ~Annie


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