Jun 05, 2022

Best surprise in my entire life!

This past Friday Colin was doing a number of errands in Kelowna and told me that he would pick up dinner. Yeah 😎 I can’t remember when we last had take out. Remember two posts ago when there was so much rain that Colin had to walk around the side of the house and around the back patio to get inside. He had so much to unload but he had to wait till rain stopped. Meanwhile I finished my work project and had my bath.  Of course because hot water is an issue we did the magic we need to do to make that happen. While I was in the tub Colin set things up. As far as I knew we were having wonderful Chinese take out. We always just heat it up later when we are ready to eat.

First time I see this photo but what a lovely setting to see as I emerged from the tub. I was very relaxed after a long soak with a glass of wine. Love the balloons.

As my birthday was not really a special day for me Colin had wanted to surprise me. He certainly did.

The first note I found was on that pink slip of paper on the bottom of that first photo towards the left. It read” Yes! Another birthday celebration. Look in your underwear drawer”.

There I found a $5.00 Lotto scratch card and another pink slip.

That led me to a search under the romaine in the fridge. Ahh a lovely bottle of Pinot Grigio ( 13% ) from Argentina. And another pink slip. That led me to check my recliner.

The pink slip said “oops, wrong clue”.  The new clue sent me to look under my desk mat.

“Got you again” – look under your keyboard.

Where I found a huge bingo scratch. The next clue sent me to look under a bedroom pillow.

Where I found a very very special birthday card. It had a line of doxies dancing in a combo line COMPLETE with the appropriate  music. I and the girls loved it and  did a few dances. The next clue on the pink slip led me to look in the fridge.

Moving to the next clue behind the mayonnaise jar.

A full glass of vino. Perfect timing as I was parched.

So much fun. You do remember that I just got out of the tub when all the merriment began so yes I am wearing a nightie.

Moving along to the next clue.

A large dark chocolate bar with raspberry, my favourite. Next I was directed to the front door.

Wow! Such a large and lovely orchid. I love it. The next clue sent me back to the kitchen with instructions to look in the microwave.

Happy cheesecake birthday to me.

Somehow they each managed a lick of the cake.

So very much fun.  I can’t remember having such a great time. Following the clues was so enjoyable.

It took a good deal of effort to blow out that candle. So much energy following the clues. I loved it.

The girls and I played the music from the card over and over and had so much fun.

Then we got to drink wonderful wine and eat delicious Chinese food, have chocolate cheese cake and so on. Honestly best birthday surprise ( or any surprise ) in my life ever. Such a great idea with all those clues. Here I am two days later still so very inspired.  Love you Colin.








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26 Responses to “Best surprise in my entire life!”

  1. Jim and Barb says:

    What a very special surprise! That took some time and effort on Colin’s part!

    • Contessa says:

      I know that it took him so much time. But I am so happy that he recorded it all. In years to come I can relive this experience over and over.

  2. SandyM says:

    What a clever surprise for you and so much fun. Colin is so thoughtful; he is a keeper for sure!

  3. Kelly says:

    Love this ! Well done Colin

  4. Carol says:

    Good for Colin, what a great way to surprise you.

  5. Croft says:

    What a great surprise! Happy Birthday

  6. Shirley says:

    Good thing you had a nightie on!?
    Colin would have made sure before taking pics.

  7. Michelle says:

    A belated happy birthday! ???
    It seems like a fabulous birthday for you and the girls also had fun!
    Wishing you a wonderful year!

  8. Cindy says:

    How thoughtful!

  9. Happy belated birthday! Colin sure loves you and what a nice and thoughtful way of showing it.

  10. Catheline says:

    You are very Blessed…

  11. Kathryn Tycho says:

    Well aren’t you a lucky gal!

  12. Pauline Watson says:

    What a wonderful surprise! 🙂
    You’re so blessed with such a thoughtful hubby. 😉

  13. Mary-Ann Knight says:

    What an amazing find you made in Colin! More than a keeper!!

    You must have been beyond the moon finding all the clues. I know Colin made me smile.

    Happy Belated!!

    • contessa says:

      It was so fun. The clues were pretty easy but such a wonderful adventure. I still smile seeing this post.

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