Saturday, March 26, 2011

A HodgePodge of a Post

In an effort to make better usage of my time (and yours), I've done you the favor of condenscing an entire week's worth of blogs into one.

Annnnnnd yes, you are welcome.

First on the list - Happy Anniversary to us!

Can you believe it's been that long? Do we look older? Seriously now.

We always try to make a big deal out of our anniversaries every year because it's the one time a year that we have a really good excuse to take an overnighter, or a trip, or spend a little money. Now that we have kids in the mix, it's become even more imparitive that we take this time to celebrate our love for one another.

This year, Will surprised me by taking me to the Chrysalis Inn and Spa in Bellingham, Washington.

(the view of the 2-person bath tub in our room...niiiiiice).
If you know anything about our engagement story, then you would know that Will sent me to the Spa for the entire day on the day that he proposed to me.

I have retained that it is among the top 4 days of my life so far (the other days being our wedding day, and the birth of both of our boys).

So you can understand that when he told me we were going to be staying at a spa how excited it was!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (the exclamation marks are to show you how excited I was. For reals.)

(The view from our room)

(The bathtub opened up into our room, which you could see the bay and the fireplace from. It was awesome).

(The downstairs lobby of the Spa/hotel)

We dropped the boys off at my parents home, and I do just have to interject a big thank you to my parents for watching them. We know it was not easy - with Taylor not taking a bottle (if you care to read about that whole disaster, you can go to my mommy blog and read about it). But we were in dyre need of some alone time together sans children, and so thank you.

That evening we went to dinner and then saw "The Adjustment Bureau" (which was really good). We had a great night at our hotel, and then the next morning Will sent me to get some spa treatments (oh happy joy!). I had an hour long Swedish massage, followed by a facial that was called "Beyond Botox". The name scared me, but rest assured there was nothing weird or injections. It was a peel and vitamin treatment that was supposed to make my skin "glow" afterwards. It was really nice (although made me break out a little bit the next few days).

I kept trying to talk Will into getting a couples massage with me, but he kept insisting the money and time would be spent far better on me. :) When I was done with my spa treatments I asked him what he did, and he said 'Well I discovered that there is absolutely nothing on TV." LOL. :( But we did have fun walking by the water and taking a nice looooong detoured drive home that afternoon.

So happy 6 years to us - and here is to many many more!

Next, let's play a little game of....

You never know what Preston is going to pile onto my piano next.

All right, and now for those that I've been promising photos of our newly painted kitchen and family room, here you go!

It's so homey and cozy now.

And last but not least, my very good friend Erika came to visit (whom I hadn't seen since Christmas time!). She brought her two boys and we had a really fun overnighter. It was Preston's first slumber party with a friend.

Here is Camden's little baby brother...who is 4 months old. He has the cutest chunky roles.

What slumber party would be complete without....

And then the true test...would the boys be able to sleep in the same room together? We tried to make it easy on them and provided them with all the necessities...

But one "Cars" movie later, Preston had fallen asleep on the floor next to Camden's bed, and Camden was standing up asking to go downstairs next to his Mommy. So that is where he ended up for the rest of the night.

In the morning, we made...

Of course the babies did not eat waffles.

Did I mention that Erika and I were both pregnant together both times, and we both have two boys, and both of our boys are 3 months apart?


No actual owies occured in order to get car bandaids.

Next we of course had to get some....

The weather was absolutely gorgeous and we took advantage! And all three of us redheads came back with a little sunburn (except Taylor not so much as he was wearing the very effective sun hat).

Good times were definitely had by all.


Carolyn said...

So glad that we can live close and be a part of your week!

James and Elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversary. Looks like you guys had a great time.

Erika has a Phil and Ted Stroller? AWESOME! That would be my dream stroller. hahahaha

Looks like all of you guys had a great week.

Dan Thomas said...

Tell Will the next time he is trying to find something good to watch to try CNN and Fox news and hit the recall button when a comercial comes on.