However......today 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 huge...is 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 together....so 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 jacuzzi......it 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.