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Birthday Surprise

Feb 12, 2011 | Birthdays, Celebrate | 4 comments

It all started a week and bit ago…when I KNEW he really wanted to Snowboard. THAT itch that he hasn’t been able to scratch in 5 years. So with A LOT of help from family & friends….

-I booked the flight, cleared his work & seminary schedule. No one REALLY works on Valentine’s Day ANYWAYS!
-I arranged tickets for snowboarding & for gear.
-I pre-packed his bag, put it in Nat’s car Thursday Morning when he was at Temple. I also packed 4 Jaseboards, so he can take them & start the Buzz in Utah!

Then the day began & it was HECTIC all day long, till we left 30 minutes after date was scheduled to begin. (PS: thanks BREN for HIS birthday gift that was for me!)

The date ALMOST didn’t go when he heard that half time at a BYUH basketball game gave Jaseboards double their time & he had to send substitutes (thanks JACOB!). THEN he lost his license & I had to sneak around finding his passport. But we went out. Had a nice dinner, laughed & enjoyed ourselves.

THEN we headed to the movie, we miss the right exit…so we HAVE to go a little further & then suddenly the AIRPORT exit appears & we ALL start loudly singing: “Happy Birthday to YOU!” He is smiling BIGGER than I’ve seen his smile in a LONG time. He is as giddy as I WAS keeping the secret.

It fulfills me GREATLY to know that I have surprised JASE…even though he might have had an inkling. I LOVE TO SURPRISE HIM.

23rd birthday – Dinner party surprise with friends & fam at Bennett’s home in Roselands.
24th birthday – he SURPRISED me & sent me flowers, even though he was in Utah fixing up our sandy house to sell
25th birthday – can’t remember, but I was pregnant…so probably not much.
26th birthday – Surprise Karaoke party with Friends
27th birthday – surprise him with Dinner party with friends, white lights & fun games
28th birthday – scavenger hunt with dinner in the roundabout facing the temple
29th birthday – surprise him all the things a 30 year OLD man can’t do: ice blocking, tp’ing, random dress up at savers.
30 – nothing…I plead the pregnant card!
31 – thirty, (not flirting), but THRIVING!


  1. Stephanie

    oh my gosh you guys are amazing! so crazy!

  2. jase

    You done good girl! I'm impressed!!!

  3. jase

    That comment was from "your mom". Meaning my mom! I love you honey and this has been an amazing trip! The people I have met with, the family I have played with and the freezing cold I have not enjoyed yet! Bring on tomorrow!!

  4. brenley

    oh i love it! what a fun post. i knew it was a surprise but i didn't know he didn't know until he got to the airport! that is AWESOME! way to go, rachel! you are such a fun wife. i am SO boring! i need to take lessons from you!

    and p.s. the shirt looks DARLING on you! it cost me a fortune 🙂 and i love that jase is cool enough to let me send him bday presents that are for his wife ;). love you guys!


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Rachel is a vlogger and stay-at-home mom! When she's not filming fun videos for the "Ohana Adventure" and the "Rach Bennett" channels, she is sharing amazing lifestyle, travel, parenting, and homeschool tips here on the blog.

Jase is an entrepreneur, surfer, skater, fisherman, and the best dad ever! When he’s not creating silly Reels (@jasebennett), you can find him sharing adventures on the blog & great entrepreneurial tips on his podcast: The Decode.


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