Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Weekend Getaway!

Well the weekend before Easter, Matt and I had our first weekend away (without kids) since before Lilly was born! We went to Eureka Springs and stayed at The Evening Shade. It is a bed and breakfast with great food. They serve dessert every night and breakfast in the morning. The rooms also have a huge jacuzzi in them and the office has tons of movies that you can watch for free in your room. I just need to note that although I normally dress similar to the picture above--I dressed up for my man all weekend long....unfortunately, we did not get any pictures for proof so I had DeDe take this picture before she left to go back home so I would have one of us together for this post. I just didn't want you all thinking I was all frumpy on our getaway. (: We had a wonderful time!! Friday night we went to a place called Local Flavor--a MUST TRY if you are ever in Eureka Springs. It was SO GOOD! After dinner we went back to the room and watched Notting Hill. Still funny on the 145th time seeing it.

Saturday morning we ate breakfast in bed. AWESOME!! Then, I just sat in bed relaxing and drinking coffee....not getting anything for anybody or playing on the floor or feeding anybody else...just relaxing. I wouldn't want my life to always be like that but for a morning--it sure was nice! We ate lunch at Sparky's and had a really good burger. Then we went shopping and did lots of people watching. Eureka Springs could very well be the people watching capital of the world. Just sayin'! For dinner we went to Cafe Amore and had dinner--Matt LOVES italian so he was SO happy!! Then we drove around for a little while, stopped and had coffee and some dessert at a coffee house, and headed back to the room and watched Father of the Bride II.

This is the only picture we took while we were gone so I thought I would put it on here. I think you can tell we took it ourselves. Close-up! Ha! Anyway, Sunday we ate breakfast and headed back to see the kids and go to church. We had such a great time. I think we were both ready to come home after dinner Saturday night but it was nice to have an extra night to sleep and wake up whenever. Our weekend was filled with much-needed relaxation....but it lacked the entertainment that a certain two little ones provide so we were happy to get back and see our little babies!! What did they do while we were gone??

They played with DeDe! I don't know all that they did but I do know that the last thing she said when she was leaving was, "I hope they aren't too spoiled tomorrow." (c; They went to the park and had lunch at Chick-fil-a. They ate pizza at Sam's for dinner--Lilly and Reid's FAVORITE.

When I called to check in, they were cooking DeDe up some yummy food in their play kitchen. Lilly fixed DeDe's hair. She helped her apply her moisturizer, too! My kids are very helpful!!

Making DeDe "gorgeous" as Reid likes to say (thanks to Max & Ruby).

Yes, a fun time was had by all parties! I was so excited to see Lilly and Reid! I went to pick Lilly up from the church nursery and she saw me and said, "Where's DeDe?" Then, I went to get Reid and he was really excited to see me and then hugged me really tight until he spotted Matt over my shoulder....then he started yelling and reaching for Daddy. Sigh! Little stinkers!!

Thank you so much DeDe for taking care of our sweet babies so we could get for a little R&R!! It was so nice to be able to rest at ease knowing they were in good hands and being well taken care of. (:

Glad they didn't drive you crazy!! Haha! (I just say that b/c Lilly is making that face in this picture.)


Lindsey Cobb said...

awe...I'm jealous! Isn't it nice to get away! Coming home is always great too!

Rebekah said...

It sounds like you guys had a wonderful time away! It is so wonderful to have some couple time, but the best feeling is coming home!

Our Family said...

Oh, that looks like a wonderful trip! Everyone needs a little time away every now and then. Glad you two were able to take advantage of a special time. However, I do know how you feel when you think you are going to be greeted with hugs and kisses and "I missed you" but instead they want grams, granny, or daddy! ha! :) Lana