Friday, May 25, 2012

Our "STAY"cation...

My Sweet Husband turned 29 years old!!!

Before I dive into our SUPER FUN SURPRISE BIRTHDAY "Stay"cation" I want to take a small moment to say to all those busy mom's out there... DON'T forget to take lots of pictures of that MIDDLE child of yours... :(  There are very few of this sweet baby because his momma was a busy lady!

Now Back to the GOOD Stuff
I was so excited to get to plan and pay for this with all money that I made doing my many odd jobs. 
(Which of Course was fun for Anthony and much easier to keep a secret)

Birthday Morning
-He slept inn while I snuck around packing and finishing preparing for our over night trip
-I went out and grabbed Starbucks to wake him up with.
-Had Breakfast while he watched the news... He loves the news :) 
-And Got in the Car and headed west. 

Finally Arrived to Our Destination
It was a perfect 70 degrees day in the beautiful Herman, MO 

We took a tour of the Herman Hill winery... which was very interesting. 

Looking from the Winery we could see the Bed and Breakfast we were going to stay at. 
(Herman Hill Bed and Breakfast)

Wine tasting was interesting... I liked the sparkling grape juice... :) 

Outside the B&B

Anthony Enjoying his Birthday Present from my parents... Ipad. 

When we arrived they took us on a tour of the B&B and then brought us a "snack" warm bread cheese and fruit... We felt very fancy and sat over looking the winery.

Our view from the room.

The Bathroom was FABULOUS... Jacuzzi Tub and an incredible steam shower and 3 different ways to take a shower... 

Closet: Refrigerator, coffee maker, ipod dock...etc What more could you ask for?

Next Morning Breakfast Served on the deck.  And then off to a surprise couples massage!! 

"The most relaxing time since our honeymoon" he said. 

*Vacation on a Budget Tips*
Stay close to home.  (There may be a jewel of a place to stay just an hour away)
Go during the week if possible (Weekends are often DOUBLE the price)
Eat Out for Lunch and Bring fun food to eat and relax in for dinner.  Make sure there is a refrigerator in your room... This was very helpful for our picnic meal in our room!

Anyone headed out of town for a fun inexpensive trip?  Always looking for an adventure or a new place close to home.  Have a terrific Memorial Day.

We are headed to the Lake for the Holiday... FREE vacation!!!  So grateful that my parents live at the Lake!


  1. Ashley,
    I love that you commented on my blog a few weeks led me to yours. Sounds like a fun birthday for your sweet husband. I hope we get to meet Anthony someday. Side note, I smiled when I saw a coke in the picture where you were enjoying your bread and cheese. That would be my pick over wine! I love Coca-Cola.

    1. So fun to hear from you Bronwyn... I'm trying to get Anthony and I to take a weekend this summer and drive down to camp... I really want him to see KAA because he is on the board of a ministry in STL that sends kids to camp... But of course we would need to stop by good ole K-WEST!!! We might get to... And you got me for sure... the winery was fun but I would pick a coke over wine with no hesitation!! :) Have a great day!

  2. Love this ashy. You're so wise. Got lots to learn from ya :)

  3. Oh my gosh! We totally stayed at the same bed and breakfast!! It was awesome!