Las Vegas Birthday Surprise!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Yes—you read that title correctly! Gabe ended up taking me to one of my favorite places—Las Vegas. A couple of weeks back he told me that he really wanted to take me to Vegas for my birthday but wasn't going to be able to afford it this year. I wasn't bummed though, because we have fun anywhere we go. I knew anywhere he planned on taking me would be perfect. Then my birthday came and I was all dressed up and ready to go, to this secret place. At first his hint was, “We’re heading towards the beach”. So of course I was excited! We hit the road and had to make one more stop at the gas station so he could fill up his truck. Then he told me at the gas station that we weren't heading to the beach after all and that we were going to Vegas for my birthday. I was SO excited! I was jumping up and down like a crazy person at the gas station—people must have thought I was crazy, haha. I was  so freaken’ excited, and I was texting everyone I knew.

It had been 2 long years since I was on the Vegas strip, and he booked us a suite at the Luxor hotel. The Luxor is my favorite hotel. I know lots of people say, “why don’t you guys try one of the new hotels?”—but really, the Luxor is our favorite. We were on the 25th floor facing the strip and the mountains, so it was perfect. We ate gourmet foods, drank a lot, walked around, gambled, and so much more! There is so much to do there and I just love the atmosphere there.

Once we woke up from a fun filled day in Vegas, we had breakfast and made our way back home. However, this time around we made a few stops at the Mojave Desert, an off-roading park, and the Bass Pro shop. All and all, this birthday was really one of the greatest birthdays I’ve had. This birthday was about a 1 week celebration with, today—Saturday—wrapping it up with my traditional family dinner, consisting of all my favorite foods. This is my last year in my twenties! Scary.


  1. Aw Vegas! What a nice surprise! I haven't been there since I was a kid so I would have felt the same way to from beach to Vegas. lol.

    You must teach me how you installed a reply to this specific post" option... I just respond to people's comments as a new comment but they will probably never see it. This was my response to your comment about my hot air balloon debacle.

    I know right?! Ugh. Must find bigger and better hot air balloon festivals. It's been on my bucket list for years... what a bummer!



    1. Hmmm, I'm not sure how that happened. Your the first one to do that, hehe.

  2. Wow! Sounds like you had fun! Great photos :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  3. What a fun birthday surprise - your pictures are amazing and it looks like you guys had the best time!
    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights


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