This month not only marks what I feel is the beginning of fall and also includes Halloween but it just so happens to be the month that my beloved future husband was born. He will turn 32 on Oct. 22 (which will also mark the 7 month point until the wedding...eek). I've been racking my brain trying to come up with either a really cool gift to buy him or something fun for us to do.
Last year for his birthday I bought us tickets to see Jason Mraz who happened to be playing in town 2 days before his birthday. I also took him out for a nice sushi dinner on his bday night and sent chocolate covered strawberries to his office. Yeah I pretty much kick ass.
So this year I decided since we ended up cancelling our anniversary trip to OBX that I would take him on a surprise trip down there for his bday weekend on the 24th instead. I booked a room in Kill Devil Hills for Saturday night and my plan is for us to get up and on the road around 4am that morning so that he can be down fishing by 9am. Then we'll go out for a nice dinner and head back on Sunday. It's quite a drive for just one night but I know he'll love it and I figure I would be spending about the same amount to take him out for a nice dinner up here in addition to a present.
He doesn't know about the trip yet but I plan to tell him on his bday and maybe print off a picture of the hotel and put it inside his bday card. I don't want to wait until the morning we leave to let him know because he'll need ample time to get all his fishing gear together and Lord knows I wouldn't know what items to pack.
I'm so excited. I know he'll love his birthday trip. I just have to do my best not to spill the beans before the 22nd.