On Wednesday I picked Mr. Branflake up from work and whisked him away for a surprise Thanksgiving getaway. The next few days were filled with elaborate dinners, special gifts, and PDA so bad Italians would blush (just kidding.... there was a lot of mushiness though.)
If you follow me on Twitter then you know where we went and what we did. Since Mr. Branflake loves the ocean I took a hint from writer John Steinbeck and planned an incredibly romantic and surprise-filled mini vacation in Monterey, CA (a quaint little town on the coast along Highway 1).
~Indulging in French chocolate covered strawberries and croissants in bed.
~Seeing his face every time I gave him another gift (I gave him one every few hours).
~Staying at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa
~Dining at only four star restaurants where the ambiance and beautiful food made me feel like I was in a movie.
~Playing at the beach at Fisherman's Wharf
~The Monterey Bay Aquarium (sea otters are so cute!)
~Handing a sealed envelope to my loved one during our four course meal that overlooked the ocean.
Inside the envelope? A membership to the California Academy of Science in San Francisco, his favorite place. I led him to believe this whole time that we were going there.
This trip, and all the surprise gifts in between, was a thank you to my wonderful husband who not only works and goes to law school but makes me feel like a princess everyday.
Do you love surprises?
I can't wait to show you hotel photos (it was so gorgeous!), outfit shots, and the best beach side photo shoot with lots of jumping pictures.