Saturday, April 9, 2011

40th Birthday Belated Recap - Part I

My husband surprised me with a trip to New York City for my 40th birthday. I was so impressed, he made all the plans and arranged for a babysitter for the weekend all without me knowing.

This is me in the hotel lobby waiting for my husband to check us in. He sent me away, I should have been suspicious! So I entertained myself by taking my own picture while I was waiting!

He came back from the front desk and told me our room wasn't quite ready yet, so we went to the Pig and Whistle, the Irish Pub right next door (I know, how convenient is THAT!) We had a few beers and an appetizer.

When we finally went and checked into our hotel, SURPRISE!!!!!!!! My sister Sue and her husband Barrie, my best friend Stacey and her husband Jay, Audra, Kelly, and Glenn were all there having a party of their own waiting to surprise me!!!!!!!!!  I was greeted with balloons, gifts and a full bar in the room! Everyone had booked rooms in the same hotel and we were going to hang out together all weekend! I could not have been HAPPIER! My sister came up from West Virginia, and one of my best friends, Audra came up from Maryland to celebrate with me-her husband was home with the flu :(

After hanging out in the room a bit, we went to dinner at Patsy's (yum!)

Then on to a Comedy Show!

In a cab back to our side of town! Our hotel had a club in the lobby, we checked it out a bit, but then wound up back at the Irish Pub (that's more our style!)  We had met a really cool couple there earlier , they were back for more fun too so we wound up hanging out and dancing with the wife. She was a dark haired, green eyed Irish girl visiting from Dublin and her name was Sinead. Very bazaar because my cousin in Ireland that we are very close to is a dark haired, green eyed Irish girl named Sinead!

Just a picture of our hotel room, VERY New York, small and chic!

I will be back with more from our adventures the next day!


Junie said...

OH WOW !!!!! HOW FABULOUS !!!! We had our honeymoon in New York and hubby kept it a surprise from me until just after our wedding ceremony !!! You must have had the most amazing time my friend !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! BIG HUGS

Noelle Reese said...

That looks like such a blast! I am so glad your DH ROCKS like that! :)

lynn said...

oh, my, your husband did good, didn't he:) this will be a bday to remember for a very long time! glad you had a great time, nora anne--great pics!

Angie Blom said...

Oh how fabulous!! Happy 40th. Looks like you have the time of your life.