Whew, it has been an amazing weekend! Fun and full and pretty much perfect! Andrew called me Friday afternoon on his way home from work and told me to pack a bag! It’s the first time we have spontaneously took a weekend trip since Elizabeth was born. We use to take off to NYC or Boston every month or so when we lived in CT, but then came Elizabeth and life got in the way.
I love that man so much! I love weekends like this! He knew exactly what I needed. We took a three hour trip down to Chatanooga, TN. It was so nice to get away from reality and work for a few days. I try not to “work” on the weekends, but I always find myself checking emails and doing other things. It was so nice to have an UNPLUGGED weekend together!
Our hotel was really nice! We are big fans of Marriots. Andrew said he liked this one because it reminded him of Shaklee! I had to agree! Elizabeth did amazing! This was only the 2nd time she’s stayed in a hotel (or away from home period). She loved pushing the elevator buttons, and even wanted Kitty to push them! It was really cute! We got there past bed time and she said “want night night” pretty much as soon as we got to our room! She is so my girl the way she loves her sleep!
Saturday morning we took Elizabeth to the aquarium! She LOVES fish! She almost hyperventilates she gets so excited when she sees them! This aquarium double scored because they had Nemo and “Rio”! She also loved watching the penguins jump off into the water and seeing the silly otters and hundreds of turtles. She did not, however like the snake! Told ya, she was my girl!
We got to play in the water for a little while before having a major “nap time” melt down! It was such a fun mini trip! We will definitely be doing more! She is so use to routine that she was so ready for a nap that I didn’t even bother dressing her before our trek home. She couldn’t decide if she wanted her Bunnies or sleep! Love her!
Andrew also surprised me on the way back to Nashville with an amazing necklace from Lisa Leonard! He knows how to make my heart flutter! If you didn’t already know, I LOVE butterflies! We met some friends on the way home for a play date and then had dinner with several of his co-workers!
Sunday I spent the day with my bffl and her new baby boy! I love the new baby smell so much! It poured rain all day so the three of us snuggled up on the couch and watched a movie in the evening!
Today, my sister-in-law and her family and new baby boy came over for the day! It was so nice! And I officially have baby fever! Everyone I know is having babies. Letting God lead us though.
I love weekends like this! It was so perfect! Andrew knew just what I needed. And all of the family and friends were the icing on the cake! Tomorrow would be my brother’s 21st birthday. It is sure to be a hard day, so send prayers for our family if you don’t mind. We will still be celebrating his 18 years tomorrow night like we have the past 2 birthdays without him.
What did you do this weekend?!? Do you love spontaneous trips as much as I do!?