Saturday, December 13, 2008

holy crap

hahaha!  I'm sure I confused a few of you with my holy crap title and no blog post!  I was actually on the plane trying to blog from my iPhone, but we took off and I didn't get to finish.  I didn't realize it would post... 

Anyway, here is the reason for the excitement...

I am in PARIS!!!!!

I can hardly believe it, and I couldn't wait to fill you all in so here goes...  

Yesterday morning, Vince and I were packing to go to his dad's house in Tennessee to see his wife and him for Christmas.  I had had a few suspicions leading up to it, but my parents and Vince did such a great job convincing me, that I really thought we were going to his dad's!  I was totally grumpy when we got in the car and I realized we were not taking the highway to the airport, but we were in fact taking the route to his dads.  About 30 minutes into our trip Vince told me to look around in the back seat for something he meant to bring to his Dad.  I was totally oblivious (and figured out later) that he was trying to keep me from looking at the road signs to see that we were almost to the airport!  When I finally realized we were pulling in to the airport, I was freaking out, and asking him what the heck was going on.  He told me the airline had lost his bag on his last flight and we had to pick it up.  At this point, obviously I didn't believe him, but he wouldn't tell me where we were going.  We checked our bags and throughout the entire process, he told everyone in the airport who had to check our boarding passes that I didn't know where we were going, so please don't say anything about our destination.  I was going CRAZY because I wanted to know so badly!  

Finally we got to our gate and he told me I could guess where I thought we were going.  I had already seen our passports when he showed them at check-in, so I guessed the first two romantic places I could think of: Paris and Italy.  He just smiled and said, "we're going to Paris!"

So here we are.  As soon as we checked in to our GORGEOUS hotel, we went to get a bite to eat (cheese, bread and champagne of course!!).  When we got back to the hotel, Vince had set us up to get a couples massage by the indoor pool.  It was AMAZING and so relaxing after a long flight.  He is napping right now, but I'm too excited to sleep.  I'm going to get cute and warm and walk around the city.  We are 10 minutes from the Eiffel Tower, and surrounded by great shopping and parks.  Here is our hotel
From the outside...
Our room EXACTLY...
Just a hop, skip and a jump to here...
Our bathroom.  I love hotel bathrooms.
Where I got a rub down from a very cute Frenchman...
So I have no idea what's next.  Vince arranged this with my bosses, and my sister is working for me while we are here.  I cannot believe how much he has planned.  He says over the next two days, I will understand why he chose this place and what the significance it is for us.

I will write again as soon as I can, lovelies!  


10 comments:

Jenny.Lee said...

holy crap what???

DoodleBug said...

I can't wait for you to come home and blog about this!! I almost posted a comment about it, but I figured I'd let you tell your readers!!
I love you SO SO SO much!
<3, Your little sister.

Anonymous said...

Oh my sweet children! I cried when we read your blog. Janey, Tinus, Dad and I all sat around the b fast table and were tickled with your entry!
We are so happy for you both and can't wait to hear more.
Go SEE PARIS!!!!! we love you!
Dad, Tinus, Janey and Mom

Mrs. Cup said...

Oh how exciting!!!

Heather from the bar said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Jenny.Lee said...

holy crap!!!

Adrienne said...

Holy crap is right!!! That is AMAZNING! I am so freaking jealous. He is the sweetest thing. Give us an update when you can!

Jeff A said...

Congrats and Thanks for Choosing a Marriott. That's the Renaissance right?

bekapaige said...

What?? What?? Wait, you forgot to ask me to come along...

GO VINCE!!!!! Have an awesome time!! :)

Kelli said...

I've been so busy with Christmas stuff that OH MY GOSH, I MISSED YOUR FABULOUS NEWS!!!!!! I can't tell you how happy I am for you and Vince and your very romantic whirlwind trip to Paris!!!
Sounds like you had a great time!Congratulations on enjoying Paris during its brightest, most festive time of the year!!!