Sunday, February 21, 2010

Anniversary Getaway










So if you read my last post you know that Hubs surprised me about 12 hours before we had to leave that we were blowing the burbs for a one night Anniversary Getaway! I was so excited because we usually do this kind of thing every year but had decided we would try to save some cash. Who is excited? Me!

We went to the National Harbor and checked into the Westin! This is one of our favorite hotels and have been doing a sort of Westin tour every where we go. We walked around the shops and headed over to explore The Gaylord Hotel, amazing! They have this gigantic atrium with stores, shops, bars, and restaurants, and it's all inside! We came upon a Spa and he says let's go in and look at their prices...We walk in and he says to the lady at the desk, "This is Brandi she is here for her 2:00 Chocolate Raspberry Pedicure." I'm stunned into silence. He had made me an appointment!!! My feet were in terrible shape too...Just soaking them in that little whirlpool for feet was such a joy. I got to snack on strawberries and flip through magazines for a full hour. My heels are now as soft as a baby's butt...it's a miracle! After the pedicure I got to "dry" in the Relaxation Lounge with hot tea and panoramic views of the water....It's like I died and went to heaven!

Next we hit a bar and enjoyed a couple of beers and some really fantastic wings. The best part was I didn't have to rush to eat my food or try to entertain a cranky 3 year old. No one needed to be escorted to the potty. There were no crayons are little cars anywhere to be seen. Heaven.

Dinner at an authentic Mexican restaurant with a view of the Harbor at night. They made fresh guacamole right at our table. Real Margaritas with Silver Tequila. Salt. Delicious.

The best part was that Hubs and I actually got to engage in adult conversation without and interruptions. We needed it. I think we are both feeling refreshed and renewed. I think we also remembered that we need to appreciate each other a little more and not take so much for granted:)

We even spent an hour in the hotels hot tub. I slept like a baby and my Hubs had to wake me up at 10:00. ***10:00 AM***.

After a great Breakfast buffet at The Gaylord it was time to check out. We had a great time. I missed my boys though and coming home to Muffin running down the hall calling, "Mommy, Mommy" with the biggest smile on his face just made the whole weekend.

13 comments:

Ellemes said...

What an awesome weekend. Your hubs rocks!

For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

So happy for you! I have so many friends who don't 'get away' - or even have date night...and I really think it is so important for your marriage and your family. Yay for you guys and what a guy to surprise you with the get away and the pedicure!

Shell said...

Wow, he really went all out! Even scheduling your appointment!

I wonder if I leave this post up, with a post-it note stuck to the screen that says "I'd love this for our anniversary next month"- would it work????

Melissa said...

That was so sweet of your husband! I'd say he's a keeper, lol! Glad you had a great time!

Eternal Lizdom said...

That sounds divine!! Well done to the hubs! I totally envy a dinner without a trip to the potty- usually just as the food is served!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

And now I hate you. Well, not really . . . I more hate my husband for not 'getting' the importance of doing spontaneous things like this. I am so, so happy that you and your husband were able to get away and that you were able to have time to yourself as well as with him. Money well spent!

Danifred said...

Awwww...so sweet. So happy you got to get away and totally enjoy yourself. That Mexican dinner looks fabulous!

Crayon Wrangler said...

This is so sweet! ( I found you through blog hopping) It is so important for us to reconnect with our husbands and remember all the reasons we love them in the first place! So happy (and jealous) that you had a great time!

Rebecca said...

That is great! Aren't the beds at the Westin just the best? I just sent Husband this page as an idea for our anniversary. We were going to do Napa, but this is so close, looks delectable (love the water view idea), and would be cheaper than anything my little mind could come up with! So glad you have smooth feet...I will go to bed pretending that I do (living vicariously)!

Kelly said...

What a great getaway and sweet hubby! I found your blog through Melissa "Getting Healthy with Melissa". I love your blog!
You have a beautiful family!

Kelly
Lytton Memories
www.lyttonfamily.blogspot.com

JoeyRes said...

Your husband is awesome! Does he give lessons?

Chrystal said...

I love national harbor. It looks like you had fun! What a wonderful surprise. If you want something fun to do around Christmas they have a display called ICE. Its AMAZING. We went this year and its a whole world made out of ice. Its really cold but they have special jackets. I have lots of pictures on my flickr if you want to see sometime.

Lindsay said...

Am so jealous! And I love the black dress : ) Looks like tons of fun.