Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A “Friendly” Disney Surprise

If you read my blog post on Friday, you knew I had something up my sleeve…a surprise of sorts.

Here’s the backstory:

Ever since I began running, my husband has been a steady support for me…always there with camera in hand. He’s followed me from the East Coast to the West Coast, sharing our vacations with races. This year, his birthday falls on Thanksgiving Day. I think that birthdays are special and deserve their own special day, so I proposed a plan – part thank you and part happy birthday.

I contacted his friend Randy and together, we devised a plan to get Jason on a plane to Tampa. I told Jason I wanted him along to keep me company at a Nursing Education Conference. I even had a conference itinerary.  Randy told Jason he would meet him on Saturday to fish from a pier in Tampa (so Jason knew what attire to bring with him). Other than those few things, Jason knew nothing about the conference. Neither Randy or I let the cat slip out of the bag (although it almost happened once or twice)!  When we arrived in Tampa and Jason saw Randy, it took him a little while for him to put everything together. Check out the video below!

Thanks for watching! Stay tuned for more from Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to running at the Boardwalk and an evening at the Food & Wine Festival. Have a great day!

Have you ever surprised someone? Did your surprise work?

28 comments:

  1. YAY!!! I loved his reaction :) So glad you were able to pull it off! Can't wait to see how the rest of the weekend went :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Jen! I was worried we wouldn't pull it off but it all worked out well! :0) Hope you had a great weekend, too!

      Delete
  2. That is so much fun that you could pull off a surprise Karen. Way to go!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is AWESOME!!! SO sweet of your Karen!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That's awesome and so sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh my, this is wonderful!!! I am impressed you pulled it off! I would have had an awful time keeping my mouth shut. Can't wait to hear about the rest of your weekend!

    I am off to the Wine and Dine Half and get to do a little bit of the Food and Wine Festival while I am there. I haven't ever been to the food and wine, sooo I am super excited.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm impressed I pulled it off too because I'm not a good liar! I almost gave myself away several times. You're going to love Food & Wine and Wine & Dine!! Yay!

      Delete
  6. Aww!!!!! I love this video of your surprise. So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is awesome! :) I love it! Hope you guys had a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Jenn! We really had a great time...and I read your F&W review prior to leaving! Thanks again!!

      Delete
  8. Too sweet! I love his reaction! How in the world did you manage to video and step onto the down escalator without busting your butt!?! LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha I have NO idea I am the clumsiest person alive!

      Delete
  9. I'm terrible at surprises. That's awesome yall pulled it off!

    ReplyDelete
  10. My wife and I flew to Albany NY and surprised my friend and ran the Mohawk Hudson Half marathon with her. Her husband and I planned for months, I even had to contact the race director as they publish entrants names before the start of the race. At the expo, I met the woman that kept my name off the list...lots of fun, but lots of work. Glad you pulled it off!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my goodness that's awesome! I love it!! Great surprise!

      Delete
  11. This SO makes me laugh! poor jason lol

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love it!!! What a great idea and kuddos to you and Randy for pulling it off! You deserve the wife of the year award!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha thanks, Lori!! It was fun but stressful! I was relieved when it was all over with!

      Delete
  13. How fun! Love that the surprise worked!

    ReplyDelete

Blog Archive

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...