Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Anniversary Gift to Us

Here is the email I just sent my husband to prepare him for our anniversary weekend that I booked tonight. Tell me what you all think...
I have taken the liberty of making plans for our anniversary weekend coming up. I'm not sure how you feel about surprises but I can't imagine this is a bad one. Allow me to paint a picture with words (and add some in case that's ineffective)...

We will leave after work on Friday, the 9th. We can pack the night before and you can scoop from work at 3pm and head out. After a long drive where I may or may not (who am I kidding, I will) talk your ear off we arrive at our room at the hotel, a Lone Star King room with the atrium view. We can grab a bite at the Riverwalk Cafe and then relax for the evening on our terrace overlooking the atrium.
The next day we sleep in, then wander around the property. There is shopping, an outdoor pool with bar and grille, a walking trail and many other resort amenities. We can get massages or just enjoy the lake. The Texas vs. Colorado game is that day and we will be enjoying it from Texan Station Sports Bar & Grill, where there are 50 flatscreens throughout and a 30' x 52' (yes, that is is called the Wall of Sports) bigscreen.

For dinner we can dress up and head to Old Hickory Steakhouse. It offers a seductive selection of artisanal cheeses and tempting tableside desserts. We'll be sure to make time and visit the warm, rich atmosphere of their Texas vineyard-inspired wine cellar, where we'll find an extensive list of wines to choose from. And of course, you will like their 1855 Premium Black Angus Beef. After a romantic dinner we can plan for a night out at the Glass Cactus, which overlooks Lake Grapevine. There is no cover for us as we are on our Unforgettable Anniversary Weekend package. Aside from the 39,000 square feet of indoor floor space and four bars, the $16 million venue also offers 13,000 square feet of outdoor deck space on two floors overlooking Lake Grapevine. What we do when we get back to our room on our king size, custom-made mattress is entirely up to you. With the plush, luxurious bedding it will be tempting to simply fall asleep.

The next morning, after sleeping in for the second consecutive day - an entirely unheard of occurrence for parents of a six year-old - we can extend our checkout to 1 o'clock and head back to the deck of the Glass Cactus for the Grillin' and Chillin' Lakeside Sunday Brunch. With breathtaking lake views and an extensive menu featuring all-you-can-eat shrimp, breakfast items, an omelet station, chilled salads, carved meats, fish tacos, items on the grill, and dessert selections, it will be the perfect ending to our romantic weekend.

Finally, we'll hit the road and head back, blissfully happy and completely relaxed. I can't wait to share this experience with you and I hope you will look as forward to it as I am. I think that this anniversary is really one to cherish. The fact that we made it seven years coupled with the fact that we are more in love and compatible now than ever is worth celebrating.

Happy Anniversary Patrick


  1. Nice job Erin. Seriously, you seemed to have taken everyone into consideration here.

  2. Looks lovely! Hope you have fun, and get to relax a bit. :)

  3. Wow!!! This sounds absolutely lovely :) I hope you two have a WONDERFUL deserve it!