Monday, November 16, 2015

Let It Snow

Happy Monday Friends! I hope ya'll had a great weekend! In light of the recent attacks going on around the world, I am starting this week with an extremely grateful heart and sending out lots of prayers. This is one blessed life we live, and it is so sad how sometimes it takes awful things to make us really realize that.

This weekend made me count all of my many blessings. It's my hubby's birthday today, and the past 2 years I have surprised him with some pretty epic birthday getaways, and he haaaaates it. Seriously, I have never met anyone who hates surprises more than he does. #dontaskmewhy So instead of me surprising him, he decided to surprise me! Which, I still don't really understand the logic, but whatever makes him happy!

So he gave me a list of things to pack, gassed up the car, and we were off. I didn't know anything more than than. And for a girl who looooooves surprises, #noshame, I was super excited.

Coffee in hand, husband by my side. We're off!

So come to find out he made reservations at this adorable hotel in South Lake Tahoe, at the base of Heavenly mountain. 

A little Martina McBride Christmas on our way to the snow!

So we spent the afternoon walking the strip, weaving in and out of stores, and enjoyed the crisp, mountain air. Once we were all shopped out, we went back to the hotel for some down time before we headed back out to dinner. 

Love my sweet hubby

Dinner was all about the pizza, and folks, I'm all about the pizza. After we had stuffed ourselves silly, we headed across the street to Stateline and spent a couple hours playing the penny slots. Mike took out a set amount of money out of our vacation fund (we always keep money away for when we go away on vacation) to spend on the slot machines, so we had a little fun with that. 
*Side-Note- I hate gambling. I feel like it's a waste of money. And I am suuuuper competitive so when I continually lose on those dang machines, I just get upset. I'd rather spend that money on a nice, long, hot stone massage. End Note*

Now if that's not a generous pour, I don't know what is

Husband + Mountains + Wine + Pizza = Happy Kendra

Then we headed back to the room, got into our cozy pjs, watched a movie in bed, fell asleep and awoke to the snowy mountainside. Mike is an early riser where I would prefer to sleep in, so he woke up before me, snuck out, and I woke up to this on our bed:

Breakfast in Bed-does it get much better than that?!

Looking out at the snow in my COZY pjs!!!

Our view from our room

We decided to head home pretty early because there was a massive storm coming in, and boy did we hit it on our way home! But Mike was a champ and got us home safe and sound. 

In the middle of a snow storm!

Super focused

It's not a California Road Trip without an In N Out pitstop!!!

It was a much needed getaway and I am so glad that I had that special time with my husband. I just love Lake Tahoe, it just instantly puts me in a state of relaxation. Tahoe is my happy place. 

What were ya'll up to this weekend?? I would love to hear! I hope you have a super smooth Monday and it goes by super quick! 

*Linking up with Smart Party Planning for Marvelous Monday!*


  1. What a fun getaway. I wanna go right this minute! Happy Birthday to you hubby! :)

    1. It was definitely much needed! Sometimes all you need is a quick recharge to totally refresh you! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  2. Love S. Lake Tahoe! That pizza place is so good! I love their margherita pizza. Sounds like a fun little getaway. Yay for snow trips!

    1. Isn't that place amazing?! I was totally voting for the margherita pizza, but couldn't convince the hubby!

  3. Your weekend trip looks so perfect and relaxing!! Love that he surprised you, so sweet and fun!!!

    I can't get over all that snow lol it's so much!!!!! Makes me want to start a fire and get in my comfy pj's!

    1. I definitely lucked out in the husband department! Any excuse to get cozy in my PJs, I'm totally in!


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