Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Epic Birthday Weekend - Part 2, the Gift Edition

The weekend had been so busy, Jay couldn't find time to give me my gifts. Sunday evening, while I whined about it on Facebook, he was busy setting everything up.

First came the note in a mostly-empty bag of potato chips.

Hints got me started on my scavenger hunt to find 2 gifts he'd hidden in the house. He does this so he doesn't have to wrap anything or buy me a card, but its fun so I let him get by with it.

The first gift was a message in a bottle - not sure if you can see it, but the beer bottle even has a picture of a ship on it.

GIFT #1 - Jay being responsible for dinner for the next 14 days! *Disclaimer at the bottom advising that the coupon has no cash value and cannot be redeemed for any other services.*

The next gift was hinted at as being an "approximation" of the first gift. (First gift being a message.) The location hint was "in an area designed by Jay" - meaning the closet. I knew that right away, however finding it was like a needle in a hay stack.

This is my side of the closet.  I assumed (hoped) he hadn't hidden it on his side amongst his thrift store t-shirt collection.  I felt each of the stacks trying to find something lumpy.  Finally Jay gave up on me and started saying "hot" or "cold" depending on how close I got.
Turns out, my gift was flat, thus making it difficult to find.  Eventually I stuck my hand under my KTC Socialites race jersey.
And pulled it out to find...

A gift certificate to my favorite spa!!
I get to have a manicure, pedicure, and a 50 minute massage!! My man knows me well.  I love the time and effort he put into the scavenger hunt, not to mention the work he's going to be doing the next few days cooking me dinner!! 


  1. What a wonderful gift and I love the scavenger hunt idea! Just not having to make dinner for 2 weeks is great. I think you better keep him!

  2. Nice gifts and a fun way to find them!

  3. Love the idea of a scavenger hunt! Hope you had a wonderful birthday.