Thursday, February 5, 2009

Meow.

The cat's out of the bag.

May will be a good month, this year. Summer will be here. My husband will finally be graduating (RN). It is our 7-year anniversary. And since October of last year, I have been planning a surprise graduation/anniversary trip to Hawaii for Justin and myself during that month.
He had absolutely no clue. I was doing so well at keeping my little secret. And then... Flight of the Conchords had be all retarded and ruin my surprise. They're coming here 2 DAYS after we will be leaving for Hawaii. I found this out last week. I was hoping that my spousal unit wouldn't find out. However, he did. And here is the dreaded telephone conversation where the cat slowly creeped out of the bag:

A: Hello?
J: I have some really good news...
A: Ok, shoot.
J: Well, it will cost some $$, but it can be our anniversary present.
A: Sweet!
J: FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS ARE COMING TO SALT LAKE!!!
A: .... ... ...
J: In May....
A: ... ... uh huh ...
J: ... and tickets go on sale this weekend.
A: ... ... ...
J: So... what do you think?
A: ... ... uh ... ...
J: Why aren't you more excited about this?
A: Dammit.
J: What?
A: Dammit.
J: What?!?
A: *sigh*... I didn't want you to find out this way.

And then I proceeded to tell him about the not-so-surprise-anymore-because-it-was-ruined vacation. Yes, I could have lied. I SHOULD have lied. But he caught me off guard and I'm no good at lying on the spot. And let's face it, I prefer to place all blame on outside parties. So I'm blaming FOTC. They are dead to me for 10 minutes. But not longer than that because they are flippin' hilarious.
P.S. I'm also going to Hawaii in 30 days with my beautiful mother, aunt and cousin for a girl's trip! Woo hoo!! (Notice the change in header above.) And I hate how time crawls when you're excited for something. Ya know?

16 comments:

the mom said...

I was sad to hear your surprise got spoiled.... but on a positive note, Justin is now excited for the trip and can have the joy of anticipation with you : )

But damn FOTC!

And WE'RE going to have a blast celebrating my birthday on Kauai!!!

Aloha!

Heather said...

I SO would have not told him! I can understand the not good at lying part, but I would have probably let him buy the tickets and then secretly sold them without him knowing! Isn’t hindsight wonderful! :(
But have fun going in thirty days, then again in May… I only get to dream of warm beaches so soak up some rays for me!

Kaija said...

What a cool surprise! That is so sweet of you! FOTC are freakin hilarious though! I love the songs they sing! I can't help but think of you when I watch idol...thinking, "Ashley is so much better than these people..." seriously you are!!

Raising Helm said...

Yeah for you!!! go have a blast. I am a bit jealous but you totally deserve every bit of relaxation. Surprises??? Steve ALWAYS ruins my fun. I am also a failed actress when it comes to telling a fib. Goodness, how it would have been so fun to be in Kauii with a bunch of the lady friends...Enjoy and ALOHA!!!

Sara said...

The last time I went to Hawaii I was 3, so I sure wish I could go!! That'll be such a blast, even though the surprise got ruined (I HATE that!!). I hope you guys have fun! Also, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. It means a lot to know you care. :-)

Schwartz Family said...

Man, I am so jealous you get to go to Hawaii. not once this year but TWICE!!! Your a lucky girl!

Monica said...

Did you say you get to go to Hawaii twice this year?! Huh, some people have all the luck (or money, whatever). That is super exciting. We are going to Jackson Hole for our 10th! Hee hee. I'd rather go to Hawaii.

melanie33 said...

hawaii twice.... ok i am understanding your desire to lay off the brownies and turn on the exercise . And i understand that you are really excited for both trips.

but i think you have crossed a line with your header, my friend. you are just a cruel, rub it in my nose kind of friend, aren't you?

I think our friendship is over.

ps... where do you get a freakin' judge brownie anyway? i need to drown some sorrows.

Chris said...

I'm glad you have so many things to look forward to! FOTC will be incredible in person.

Shopgirl1483 said...

too bad he found out. but hey, it's not the worst thing. now he has an awesome vacation to look forward to.

Shopgirl1483 said...

btw, i'm so jealous you are going to hawaii in 30 days. take lots of pictures!!

Lindsey said...

sorry that your surprise got ruined. And you worked so hard to keep it a secret. Have fun in Hawaii. I am so jealous.

By the way, I love the pic of Kennedy below. She is such a hamm.

Jennifer said...

Surprises are truly a lot of fun, but so is anticipation, so you win both ways!! I´m so excited for you guys, and for your girls trip too!! Lucky duck!!

Brandon said...

Wow, Hawaii twice in one year! That's exciting, Ash. So, how did Justin take it when you told him? Was he way excited, or too shocked to respond?

Ashley Rae said...

Oh, Justin was way excited. He said "Hawaii is WAY better than flight of the conchords." :) And he's been pretty stoked ever since, so that's good.

Smiley Family said...

Jealous!! Hawaii?! TWICE?!? You are one lucky girl - and Justin is one lucky guy to have you.