The Date I’ve Been Waiting For!! (A very happy anniversary)

Paul and I got to go away the week before our anniversary on a big date!

By ourselves.

Amazing.

Here are the pictures I took!

First of all (by my request, believe it or not), we went and played golf. (which basically means he plays golf and I follow him around and pretend like I’m keeping score. I don’t play golf.) We used to do this when we were first married, but by the time our second child came, it just didn’t work anymore. I dearly love being outside, and it is so pretty on golf courses!

It was so relaxing and beautiful; I wish I could have taken better pictures so you could see all the trees and flowers.
It was so relaxing and beautiful; I wish I could have taken better pictures so you could see all the trees and flowers.

Next, we drove to our hotel.

Hotel Indigo. Very cool.
Hotel Indigo. Very cool.

Paul had already gone and looked at it that day, just to make sure it was what he wanted. Isn’t that sweet? I had never heard of it before, but it was amazing. The interiors were so beautiful, colorful and thoughtful. I love looking at interiors and design stuff; so this place was a feast for the eyes. Not too stuffy, or ritzy-we’re making you pay a whole lot of money so you can feel cool that you stayed here- just really, really fresh and creative. Again, I wish I could take better pictures so you could see how fun it was.

A lovely modern entryway. The little "window" helped to keep it light and bright.
A lovely modern entryway. The little “window” helped to keep it light and bright.
Super cool accent wall.
Super cool accent wall.
A floor to ceiling white panel made a lovely addition to your normal hotel closet.
A floor to ceiling white panel made a lovely addition to your normal hotel closet.
This chair was covered in a terry-like fabric ~ so comfy!
This chair was covered in a terry-like fabric ~ so comfy!
A fun bedside table
A fun bedside table
Very bright, happy bathroom. I had a lot of fun in there taking my time getting ready. = )
Very bright, happy bathroom. I had a lot of fun in there taking my time getting ready. = )

After cleaning up from golf, we went to dinner: P.F. Chang’s. I had never been before, and it was delicious. I’m determined to recreate their candied ginger for sweet sour and chicken. I’m pretty sure it was the key. = )

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Yum!
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We tried to take a picture of ourselves by this horse, but it turned out pretty bad and got deleted immediately.

Dinner was great, but conversation was even better. I love spending time with Paul.

After that it was sleep. sleep. and more sleep.

And then I woke up, and went back to sleep.

And then I woke up again, and just stayed in bed because I could. ***Wonderful***

Finally, we got up; got ready; realized we had missed breakfast by an hour and half, and headed to a fun mall nearby.

First order of business: have soft pretzels and strawberry lemonade for breakfast. = )

FreshBanner_HandcraftedNext up, Anthropologie!

This store is arranged so beautifully, smells so good, and everything you see is creative and interesting.

This picture totally cracked me up; I couldn’t pass it up.

A big man sitting in a small, chic little chair. He tried to look at some stuff, but eventually just sat down to wait for me.
A big man sitting in a small, chic little chair. He tried to look at some stuff, but eventually just sat down to wait for me.

After we left the mall, we made our way to an amazing barbecue restaurant downtown. Mm-mmm.

We had a lovely drive around downtown after lunch, looking at old houses, shops, and parks.

When we got home, we were greeted by four very excited little girls and two tired, but cheery babysitters. (Let me just say, these girls were like the queens of babysitting! They did laundry, took the girls to the park, played the Big Bad Wolf {a current favorite activity of the girls}, cleaned up a middle-of-the-night accident, made omelettes for breakfast, taught the girls how to make paper snowflakes…) I was impressed! They even made us…

Anniversary date 018an anniversary cake! Complete with two mini cakes for the girls. How fun!

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The missing icing wasn’t because of the decorators; Sophia had been taste-testing.

All in all, it was a lovely getaway. So thankful for time to just hang out with my Bud.

So for all of you who wished us a Happy Anniversary…

… it was. (and thanks!)

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