Tuesday, January 13, 2009

how we celebrated 11 years

So over the weekend we went to celebrate our 11th anniversary. We decided to go to Ft. Wayne. There's always so much to do there and it seems like when we are there, we don't get everything done that I think would be so cool to do. Saturday we dropped the kids off at my friend, Marlys' house and I couldn't help but feel just a little overwhelmed for her. She has 2 of her own and then she offered to keep our kids overnight. Her children are 3 and 5....ours our 2,4,6,and 8. So really she had her hands full. And you know what she told me when we left? "Take your time and don't rush back." She said it twice! So I knew she meant it. What a special gift to give, the gift of childcare. Overnight. With the words, "take your time".
Our first stop was a resale shop that I wanted to check out. They are in between seasons so it was hard to find anything we were looking specifically for. But wow, so fun to stop in and shop without the worry of time, or children. We also stopped over at Old Navy. Loved the 50% off winter clothes. It came in handy for jeans that our children keep wearing holes in the knees!!! Then we checked into our hotel and headed over to find the Cinema Grill. A movie theatre that serves dinner while you watch a movie. We purchased our tickets...and snap we had 45 minutes to wait. Well that was totally perfect because right next to the Cinema Grill was Target. And I heart Target so very much. How fun to look through the isles with again no one winning to go to the toy isle, crying, or needing to go potty. Love the kids, don't get me wrong. But wow, loved the break from the day to day. My favorite part of the Target stop was jeans I found for Isabella for $3.94! WOW! Again I heart Target! So after our shopping trip we headed back to the movie theatre and watched this. I'm not a huge fan of Jim Carrey but Donovan is. So he got Jim. I got Target. We were both happy.
After the movie we were feeling pretty footloose and fancy free so we headed across town to Krispie Kream.

We each got a donut and shared a mocha. Then the man handed us valentines that were each good for a free donut. Actually, he handed us about 10 of those valentines. No strings attached, except one free donut/per person. So we each got a free donut after we finished the ones we had just bought.
See how happy I am about free?? Or is the happiness from being on a date? Or knowing I can stay up as late as I want and sleep in? Or is it the aroma of the fresh, yummy donuts?
Then we headed back to the hotel. Funny thing about the hotel was I was so excited that our hotel had a fireplace in the room. We looked closer and realized it was a real fireplace that required real wood. Even more perfect. So we went to the front desk to inquire. Well snap! $2.50 for wood. I can't believe it. They had us, we forgot to pack firewood. But we slapped down the big bucks, because we wanted to be "livin' the dream." So we went back and started the fire. Among other things. I know this would be a perfect picture opportunity...but shoot...forgot to take any pictures. I'll move onto the next morning.
We slept in. Slept in until 9:30!! How delicious. How very, very delicious. We packed up and got ready and just about missed the complimentary hot breakfast. Thankfully we made it with 10 minutes to spare.
Then we headed over to the mall for some shopping. I love the Glenbrook Mall. Love it. I was specifically looking for a dress for a wedding and well just to have a nice dress for church. How exciting to have time to try dresses on and to look around, and a husband willing to spend a little cash on his wife. We also got to spend a gift card while there and pick up some more jeans for the kids.
Yes, we are the dorks taking pictures at the mall. We were not locals- so we swallowed our pride and took a picture to make the memory of that day. SO FUN!
After the mall we headed to some other stores to take back a return, and then headed out to lunch. We called to check on the kids, of course they were fine. Again Marlys told us to not rush back. What a treat. WOW!
After lunch we redeemed 2 more coupons/valentines for free donuts. :) And then started home. What an awesome 2 days spent with the one I love.

Quote of the day:
Such a long quote, but too cute not to share.
Last night at dinner. Talking about praying so fast before dinner.
Donovan: "Jack do you think that God can understand you when you talk so fast? Do you think other people can understand you?"
Jack: "How can God hear through the house walls?"
William: "Because God is in your tummy. I mean your heart"
Jack:"How can he fit in there?"
William: "He cuts off His head and ducks in."


RosyRose said...

He ducks in alright!!:)
Sounds perfect Heather...love the little add on about the firewood!
You forgot your campfire forks too I bet:)!
I wanna know where you stayed...sounds like a great place to suggest to J!
So, I also wanted to let you know you are welcome to "touch" my hair lightly tomorrow night:)
J was concerned... but I assured him you didn't mean it in a creepy way;)

cheryl said...

Sounds like a great get-away! I'm glad you guys had a good time. Those Krispy Kream people can be pretty generous if you catch them at the right time. One time Katrina and I asked if we could have a box of the rejects that fall of the belt. The lady put 1 or 2 in then shrugged her shoulders and put a dozen good ones in the box, grinned sheepishly, and handed it to us for free! How much fun is that?

Really, you're quotes of the day are getting more and more ridiculous. Those boys must crack you up every day!

Charlotte said...

Sounds like you had a great time. That Marlys is one amazing person, isn't she?! She looked like she was handling it well on Sunday morning :) Got a good laugh out of the quote of the day.

krista said...

Oh, my, that William! Lyndon and I are trying to suppress loud laughter so as not to wake our sleeping children, but, boy, I am going to have to read it again when I can laugh out loud!

Kim said...

Do you make this stuff up Heather? :)

Anonymous said...

That's right Charlotte I am one amazing person. Hahaha. Heather, it was no problem. Really. Your children all did so well, they all just went and played. Now, that William he is a hoot.

Anonymous said...

Your kids are so funny.....it looks like you had a good time in Ft. Wayne. Happy Anniversary!

Jenn said...

Ahhh, I love the "quote of the day". Your kids are a hoot!!

Sounds like a fun anniversary. What a sweet friend you have for watching your kids. I think she's pretty awesome too. :)

Holly said...

I am so glad you and the hubby got to have a night away! Very cute quote by the way!