Before I get to writing a paper for one of my finals, I thought I would share a special couple of days that I was able to capture on video!
First off, you should probably know that my boyfriend, Tyler, is obsessed with the Atlanta Falcons and has always wanted to go to one of their games. Throughout the time that we have been dating, he has quickly made me a fan as well, and we have both talked about how we couldn’t wait until we could go to a game together. Of course thinking it would be later on in life because let’s just say it isn’t very cheap.
For the past couple of years I had been looking into tickets because I love surprising him with unexpected gifts. I knew it would be something that he would love and totally be shocked about. So, I decided to save up some money and just see if I could make it a possibility.
At the beginning of October, I started looking for tickets where they would be playing close to us. Luckily, I found some and even better, they were on his actual birthday. My mind was pretty much decided, I had to have them.
I called up his parents to make sure it was okay to have his birthday dinner the night before his actual birthday because I knew it would be an all day trip. They agreed and then I had to call my mom, of course for approval. (Will I still do that when I am like 30? haha) She thought it was a great idea and encouraged me to do it if I could afford it.
Within minutes after talking to her, I bought them and immediately wanted to tell Tyler, but knew that I HAD to keep it a surprise for TWO MONTHS! Yes, it was hard, but totally worth it. I will say that I am pretty good at keeping secrets.
Throughout the two months, I would make little comments and ask him questions that kind of pertained to watching the Falcons play. Of course he never got it, and I made sure that he didn’t. It was so much fun!
I came home from school the Thursday before his birthday and we celebrated all weekend. Just doing whatever he wanted to do. He kept on insisting that we go out of town to eat and shop on that Saturday, however I kept telling him, “You should really save your money because you might need it.” He wouldn’t listen and kept telling me to give him a good reason to save it.
He ended up going hunting Saturday morning and didn’t make it out of the woods in time to be back to go to his birthday dinner, so lucky for me, he didn’t spend all of his money.
I decided to tell him about his present before his dinner, so he wouldn’t be so upset that we didn’t get to go do what he wanted to do. In the video you will see how it went down. When he first got to my house I played him a video I had made him that took a look back on the past years of our relationship through pictures and video footage. At the end, I inserted a video clip of me basically explaining that I wanted to do something special for him.
The rest you can see in the video.
He was beyond excited and slightly in shock. It was so funny! He had no idea what the papers meant!
I have learned that this life on Earth is very short and that we tend to take advantage of every day that we are given. I encourage everyone to do the things you have always wanted to do as soon as you can! Saving up money was definitely worth it and now we have memories that we will cherish forever. I cannot wait to see what our next adventure will be!
I am so glad I captured it on video along with footage from the actual trip! I hope you all enjoy it!