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.....
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
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 :)