Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The time my husband turned 31

Wednesday was Jack's birthday.  While he was still sleeping I took the girls out to get him balloons like I usually do.  When I got to Macey's they informed me that there was a helium shortage going on and that they hadn't received their shipment! What are the odds?!  I drove down to Partyland and they had a big banner up that said "We have helium!"...but they didn't open until 10.  So I went home and blew up some balloons to scatter around on the floor.  Jack woke up and opened his gifts: a book, new garments, and Apple TV.  I made french toast for breakfast and and we played with the girls until my sister, Brittain got here at 11 to babysit.  We went to lunch and a movie (Elysium) and then came home and I made Jack his favorite dessert, key lime pie.  I put too much jello in it and it turned out...not good. I was pretty upset.

On Thursday Jack's sister came over at 3 to stay with Olivia and Jack, Berlin, and I headed up to Park City!  We stayed at one of the cottages at the Hotel Park City.  It was an AMAZING experience.  We carried our bags inside and just stopped to stare.  There was a small bathroom in the front hallway, then the cottage opened up to a full kitchen, dining room, and living room with vaulted ceilings and big wooden beams.  Off to the right was a huge bedroom, closet, and bathroom with whirlpool tub.  In a side hallway was a washer and dryer.  Off of the dining room was our own balcony with a gorgeous view, a hot tub, and a fireplace that went through into the bedroom.  I would highly recommend booking a cottage here for a super special occasion.



 Berlin enjoyed the huge bed







 Jack relaxed in the hot tub and Berlin took a nap in her rocker while I made a snack run to the local market.
Hotel Park City has an amazing steak house called Ruth's Chris.  The restaurant has the best steaks I've ever had, but is definitely one of the most expensive restaurants we've been to.  Since it was Jack's birthday, we splurged.

 Calamari for an appetizer
 I love when the lemons have those little net things on to catch the seeds ;) classy
We got a wedge salad, a side of southwestern mac & cheese and each got the filet.  Jack's Oscar-style (with a crab and asparagus bernaise added) and mine with a bleu cheese crust.  They were to die for.
Our little Berlinbaby just dozed in her stroller the whole time.  She is such a content little thing
 Ruth's Chris has a super good banana custard tart with carmelized sugar on  top.  Jack got to blow out a candle on top.
 We walked back down the path to our cottage and Berlin and I took her nightly bath in the big tub.  I was so glad we brought her, she was great the whole time and then I didn't have to worry about feedings or her schedule.  Or missing her :)
 After she was in bed we played board games and drank soda out of wine glasses
 This was seriously the most romantic place I have ever stayed.  Jack and I sat in the hot tub on our balcony, enjoying the cold breeze and smell of fresh rain, then took a shower together in the big, glass shower, and snuggled on the couch in the dark and watched the lightening outside our window.  It was pitch black outside, but every time a lightening bolt split the sky it would light up the lake and trees so bright that the photos look like it was daytime.  We fell asleep in the huge bed, with the fireplace on, listening to the storm.


He said it was the best birthday he's ever had, and I agreed.  Our birthdays just keep getting better and better the longer we are together and the more children we have to fill our lives.
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