Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Honey Pack You're Bags!

SURPRISE! So ever since I met Andrew he's always talked about going to an NFL game. I thought that it would be fun, or at least an experience, so I decided to make it happen! Back in June I started looking up the 49ers Schedule and trying to figure things out, but I tend to get ideas in my head that never end up working out cause stuff like Life usually come up and you know how it goes. So, I am absolutely horrible at keeping secrets because I have to talk and tell people about everything, so this really was an accomplishment for me. Here is how he found out...

About 2 weeks before we left for San Fran me and Andrew were laying in bed and he was checking his work schedule on line. Being the genius that I am I had my mother-in-law call Andrew's work the beginning on July and get him work off- I felt like they would respect her and be nicer to her so I made her do it- Thanks Gay! SO, he's checking his work schedule and I knew he was going to find out, but seriously my heart was pounding so hard I thought that he could hear it! Then he noticed that it said "REQUESTED OFF" for August 13- August 16. I could tell he was confused and wondering what he would have asked work off for, but had no idea. Finally we was like, "Work is so stupid- they said I requested off all these days and I never did... I'll just talk to them and tell them they made a mistake and I can work." Being as casual as I could I was like, "Oh, that's weird... what days are they?" He told me and I was like, "Oh ya... don't worry about it." Then I couldn't stop smiling and I didn't want to give it away and hid under the covers and pillows. Then he was full of questions, but I told him if he asked one more question then he wouldn't be going. Ha Ha!

That threat worked very well for the next two weeks and off we were...

So once we got to the airport we checked my big bag and he saw the tickets said San Fran and then kinda figured it out. He has the cutest little boy grin that I just love and pray every night that our kids will have that little grin too!



DAY ONE- August 13, 2009

We tried to do a night tour of Alcatraz, but the tickets were sold out til next week so we just got on a ferry boat that took us out to The Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz a few times. It was cool! Then we walked around Pier 39, Fisherman's Warf, ate some great seafood at Bubba Gumps and went up to Ghiradelli Square and got some yummy chocolates!

...Pier 39...

...Fisherman's Warf...

...After eating delicious food at Bubba Gumps...
...Golden Gate Bridge......Alcatraz...
...San Fran...

...Ghiradelli Square...

...Getting back to the hotel on BART...

DAY TWO- August 14, 2009


We went up to Chinatown. This was fun, we had good Chinese food, road the Trolly and then, the big event... The 49ers VS. Broncos Game! This is Andrew's version of the Celestial Kingdom! 49ers won 17-16! It was really fun! We got cute shirts, had great hot dogs and seriously the best Churro I've ever had in my life!

...Chinatown...
...On the Trolly...
...Eating our hot dogs...
...Football Head...
...At the game...

...Here they come...
...Fun, Fun, Fun...
...Niners...

DAY THREE- August 15, 2009

This was my favorite day because we went to Union Square. Union Square had every shopping store you can imagine! This is my version of the Celestial Kingdom! They had a Juicy Couture store that was 4 floors! The top floor had baby and children's clothes that were to die for! And... A STROLLER! I know I don't need one right now, but come on- who couldn't use a Juicy Stroller! I seriously was high on Juicy the rest of the day! Andrew said he's not willing to take a loan out for a stroller... he obviosuly has no idea how awesome it is! After we visited all of the good shops we went back to Fisherman's Warf and had some really good sea food from Joe's Crab shack- not crab... shrimp!

...OUR TOWN...
...I got me some Gangster Glasses that I LOVE...
...Andrew got a new Posh Style...

DAY FOUR- August 16, 2009

Since we had to leave this day we didn't have a whole lot of time, but we did squeeze in time for Ripley's Believe it or Not! It was fun! I've never been in a Ripley's museum and I've always wanted to so I was so happy that we finally got to! There was some crazy stuff in there!

...We met up with MJ at Ripley's...
...Tried to swallow our noses like this freaky man...
...Kaleidoscope...
...Fisherman's Warf...
...San Fran Airport...

I am SO happy that we got this opportunity to go on one last vacation before school started and fulfill Andrew's dream of going to see his beloved 49ers. We haven't been on a vacation alone since our Honeymoon so this was really fun to have it just be us and not worry about anything else!

Thanks for reading!



12 comments:

Chase and Ashley Winegar said...

I'm impressed! I could never keep a secret like that. Chase would totally know if I was keeping something from him. I'm not the best liar. And when I have a surprise I just can't keep it. I think I told Chase about half of his Christmas presents last year because I was so excited about them!

Jed and Kera said...

you are such a sweet wife! Good job Ali! :O) We really miss you guys!

crystal said...

Ali, I think you get the best wife award. This is such a great surprise. San Francisco has to be one of my favorite places that I've ever been. Maybe i'll have to do something like this for Taylor... maybe... ok probably not. Great, way to make the rest of us wives look bad.

Kip & Alisha said...

How fun! Looks like you're pretty good at surprises! :)

Natalie and Landon said...

What a good idea and fun trip!!! It looks like you guys had tons of fun, you guys are so cute :) I need to plan something like this for Landon!

Greg and Sarah said...

i for sure wont let greg read this one! he'll be too jealous! you two are so cute!

Taiya and Cam said...

Ali, I'm glad it all worked out and you kept the secret from him, even though you told all of us:) It looks like you had a blast! I noticed you wore your cute coat you bought on our Vegas trip too!

The Searle Family said...

Ali, that looked like so much fun! I am so happy you guys got to go do that. You are such a babe! You just have the cutest wardrobe ever. You look beautiful and I sure do miss you:)

Lithie Rock said...

ali I miss you!!! dude when we dont have our weekly meeting and then no church on sunday and then everyone is out of town i feel like its been FOREVER!!!
ok so first i just have to say you freakin ROCK! giiiiiirl when you plana surpirse you GO ALL OUT like no joke! i love bubba gump and fishermans and Ripleys and the pier! dude i was so jealous just reminiscing as i stared at all your pics on your blog for like an hour. I bet Andrew was just soooo flabbergasted and wanted to pee his pants. and i think all boys have that cute little kid grin that just makes you melt! no worries your kids will inherit that adorable grin for sure!
talka bout a 2nd honeymoon, that's what your trip looked like, i am sooooo glad you posted such and awesome post of your trip YAY now i am like on vacation mode and wanna plan a big trip! hahaha LOL to crystal comment though SERIOUSLY thanks for making us all look like LOSERS! lol
geepers it looks like you had to much fun and actually got a lot of stuff in too, i swear when we go on vacay it's like there is never enough time to visit all the places you want to ya know. ok this is really long, happy it all worked out! see you soon
Love ya!!!
XOXOXO

Matt & Heidi said...

What a cute, fun wife you are!

paige and jord said...

i agree with the above comments... now i look like a fool of a wife. maybe one day i will suprise jord. one day.
girl haven't seen you in forever. lets start seeing eachother again. (sound weird? i think so too) lets get our MEETINGS started up again :)
so glad you guys had fun! great job! LOVE YA!

jason said...

That looks like such a fun trip!! JEALOUS!!! Good thing Jason doesn't look at the blogs or we would be going to the next pakcers game!! haha Miss your face!! xoxo