7.08.2013

A 4th Of July Surprise....


Oh.my.goodness.

This past week has been a whirlwind. I went MIA for a little, kept you all in the dark for what felt like years, but for good, GOOD reason. 

I'm so happy I can finally (fi-na-lllyyyy) tell you all about what I've been up to...

You all know and love my blog friend turned best friend, Steph, right? and how she lives in Texas and I live in Ohio? and how with the help of her husband Beau and our other best friend Shay, we planned a huge meetup/4th of July vacation for 2 months without her knowing?

Oh, wait...you didn't know that. Until NOW!

Allow me to set the scene: Steph was asked to go get dinner/drinks by some friends (who were in on the surprise) and I showed up, walked up behind her, tapped her on the shoulder and then.....




Ahhhh!

I can tell you it was just as good as I pictured it in my head to be. TWO whole months of talking to her every single day and NOT letting it slip was not an easy task....from the group chats about planning it all that went down and triple checking that none of the texts accidentally were sent to her, to making up "pretend" 4th of July plans, having awesome friends and family in on the surprise that couldn't say a word when they saw her all the time, to me not slipping up at all when we talked on the phone.

It's probably the biggest secret I've kept from a girlfriend, or anyone for that matter, because typically I just want to spill a surprise within hours of knowing! But I we didn't. and I'm SO glad because she had no idea and was completely shocked!

KATIE, BEAU, SHAY-1, STEPH-0.

There may or may not have been another surprise thrown into the mix the next day...

Stay tuned for that and also my recap on all this amazingness! So excited to share with you all :)

 

35 comments :

  1. Seriously, the sweetest thing I have ever seen. And I have no clue how ANY of you managed to keep it a secret for so long!! I always spill. xo!

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  2. This just makes me all kinds of happy for y'all sweet friend. I know it was the best surprise. I loved enjoying the weekend right along with y'all. Hehe happy Monday pretty lady.

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  3. This was so much fun to watch unfold via instagram over the weekend! Glad you could pull it off!

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  4. This brought a tear to my eye! Makes me wish someone would do that for me or I could do that for someone! So glad you got to surprise her and had such an amazing weekend!

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  5. I just love that ya'll planned this ... what a perfect surprise!

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  6. Yayyayay love this. I'll say it again, that video is just priceless. LOVE

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  7. :D :D :D :D AMAZING AMAZING VIDEO!!!

    seriously how in the freaking WORLD did we pull this off hahaha!! love it so much

    whens our next trip!!? I MISS TEXAS AND YOU AND EVERYONE :(

    MUAH!
    xoxox

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  8. I'm like so sad about this. Any time you guys wanna surprise me? OR put me into the surprise - that would be fine! And how awesome is Frio? I loved all your Instagrammies because I felt like I was there in the middle of the rain filled Kentucky fourth. : )

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  9. So awesome that you all were able to pull it off, with her not knowing one single idea of it. Seriously not sure if I would be able to keep such a crazy awesome secret lol
    Loved watching Shay & Steph's pics on IG and seeing all the crazy amounts of fun you all had. I love that your frienship has grown into lifelong friends...so special to see :)
    And well I am a tad wee bit jealous! ;) Y'all look SO fun!!! I wanna join in next time LOL ;)

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  10. this is so incredibly sweet!!! you are such a great friend, how awesome!!

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  11. Seriously the best blog surprise I've ever seen! Your friendship is so sweet I just love it!

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  12. This was seriously SO adorable!! But you have to tell us how you planned it all and how you came up with the idea in the first place!!

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  13. Loved loved seeing that video! so fun!! come to Austin sometime!

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  14. Ahhhhhh. That had to be the most impossible task of life. I can't even imagine keeping that huge of a secret from Erin. I'd EXPLODEEEE.

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  15. Such a great surprise!! Can't wait to hear more about your trip

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  16. Pulling off a huge surprise like that is so amazing! I loved following along with your trip on the 'gram - it looks like you guys had such a fun weekend and I can't wait to see more!

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  17. So epic. This makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
    Kudos for being able to keep the secret, idk if I would have been able to.

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  18. I loved all of y'alls Instagram pics over the weekend! Looks like y'all had a blast!! That was such a cute surprise :)

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  19. Gahhhh I love this so much I teared up. Idk how in the HELL you did such a thing like that. I could never do it. And I'm so happy it's on video. Cutest thing in the world. And don't forget, I'm coming next time.

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  20. I just loved this surprise - your video made me cry!! So happy you girls had a fabulous weekend x

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  21. Sooooo sweet Katie! I can't believe you were able to keep that a secret for that long :) And can't wait to hear more!

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  22. Sooo exciting that the surprise was a success!! From the pictures on IG, it looked like such a great time!!

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  23. Amazing!!! Love this video. :) So fun.

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  24. These kind of surprises are the best :)

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  25. What an amazing friendship! I love the video. The picture updates on IG were great!

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  26. Too sweet! What a special friend you are to do something so thoughtful and fun!

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  27. This is just the sweetest thing ever. I love y'all's friendship!

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  28. That is SO awesome! What a great surprise!

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  29. How fun! I love ya'lls friendship its so sweet. And that surprise is awesome! How fun!!

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  30. How fun! Meeting up with blogging friends is definitely the best!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  31. Are you pregnant?!!?!? Or are you moving down to TX?!?!!?!

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