Monday, January 14, 2008

earning brownie points

Usually Monday brings the blues for me. I just get a little overwhelmed starting the week....and after having a weekend with help from big "D" I just hate to get back to reality. I'd rather keep playing house, the version where the husband stays home and he doesn't need a little thing like a job. was different.

And what made that difference you ask?

Part of it was 3 little children that slept until 9:00 a.m.! (Isabella of course was up by 7 for school) But Jack, William, and Suzanna slept in! And that just makes me happy. It has been months since we have slept like that, and it truly warms my heart. I am not of the morning variety.

And the other part that truly made my Monday seem not so the weekend. Rest and Relaxation, the Bed & Breakfast we were at, and the love & affection. We had an awesome time celebrating our 10th anniversary.

Donovan had to work later than usual on Friday so that got us off to a later start than we had planned. After I came down from my pedestal and tucked my expectations away....I apologized for my behavior and we were off to a great little overnight get-away. We checked in to the B & B, and as we walked in to the room....this is what I saw.

Donovan doesn't do flowers. Mostly at my request. I just think it's a lot of money to spend on something that is so short term. But this my friends, was a sweet gesture of love, and earned major brownie points. After the check-in we went to dinner at a little sweet cafe' called Every day people Cafe'. The name of the restaurant is a puzzle to me?? It was candle lit, delicious food, and exactly what I had in mind --even though it was a surprise to me where we were going to end up for dinner.

After we finished dinner the owner of the restaurant stopped us on our way out and saw Donovan's camera and asked if we would like her to take a picture. Great! It would be nice to have one this is what she did.... made us go back to a clean table and sit down and pose. She wanted it just right.

The owner then asked us our names and what we were celebrating, then she proceded to get the entire rooms attention and told the whole restaurant our names, that we were celebrating our 10th and to please would they help her sing, "happy anniversary" in the tune of Happy Birthday. Just a little embarrassing.

We laughed and quickly slipped out. It was around 10:00 and since we were feeling wild and free we went to see a late movie. Then went back to our B & B and took a long, relaxing soak in the was only 1:00 a.m. but hey, we didn't have to get up with 4 little kids so we took full advantage of the freedom. The jacuzzi was outside on the dock of the B & B, that overlooks the harbor. They had some snow on the ground in Saugatuck, but the water was hot and we had a blast.

Here is a picture taken the next morning after breakfast looking out over the harbor.

What a fun weekend. We just don't go away by ourselves enough. Thanks to a great husband that made the night so fun, and to Grandma and Grandpa for keeping the kids.


Sarah said...

I have loved all of these anniversary posts!! We spent a couple of anniversaries in saugatuck and may go there this year again...for our tenth. Glad to hear you had a great time! I also may have to copy you on your anniversary slide show. I loved it! Enjoy this wonderful Monday...

Sherri said...

What a beautiful bouquet of flowers for a beautiful lady! Glad you could get away and enjoy each other for a couple of days. It's so good to take the time to do that, but hard (I know) with the little boogers.

What a great memory!

krista said...

Wow! What a beautiful post! Is it our 10 year yet! Sure sounds like a honeymoon. Glad you still got the fire!