Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy Birthday, Andy & A Weekend Away

Andy turned 31 this past Wednesday! Because I was 8 days away from giving birth last year, for his big 30th, we didn't really do anything special.  So, to make that up to him, I planned the most fantastic weekend away at the Ritz Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation as a surprise!
The surprise could not have gone more perfect.  I had gotten him off work for 1/2 day on Friday without him knowing it. (It's nice when his boss is his uncle and his mom works there also to make sure the surprise would go flawless!) 
As we were on our way, he figured it out by looking at my GPS, even though I told him not to.  I then filled him in that our friends were coming on Saturday morning to join him at the golf course and me at the spa!  As always, I didn't take enough pictures.
If you've never been here, I HIGHLY recommend it!  (It's only about 1-1/2 hrs from Atlanta.)

The whole group at the infinity pool with Lake Oconee behind us.  Beautiful!
The hotel has s'mores every night at the firepit.
Everything about this quick weekend vacation was absolutely perfect!  It was my first time away from Luke and I missed him like crazy!  However, it was good to have some time away and without a schedule and I knew he would get quite spoiled by Papa and Nanni while I was away!  When I got home, I had imagined Luke's huge grin and how he would run straight into my arms.  Instead, he stayed right by Nanni and hugged on her and just stared at me! What?!?

When we arrived on Friday, Andy & I spend a couple of hours touring some of the model homes and cottages at Reynolds Plantation.  If you're interested, here is a slideshow of some of the photos I took...