Saturday, May 03, 2008

Super Date 2008 (It Rhymes, Oh Yeah!)

Jon and I celebrated 8 years of wedded bliss a few weeks ago. To celebrate our anniversary we had a "super date". That means we left the kids with Grandma and spent the night at a hotel for a 24 hour date. Because Graham is still nursing we took him too so it wasn't a totally kid free date. More on that later.....

This is how we started off the super date....Yep. Me paranoid that Jon's game of flag football would result in some form of an "old man injury" requiring us to go to the emergency room and ruining our whole date. Thankfully the only injury that happened was that Jon broke his wedding ring finger and busted an index finger pretty bad. His team won--yay!

That construction vomitous mess behind them in the picture is a company tearing down the high school in our town. They built a new one next door and were demo-ing it on the day of the football game. I am hoping that we don't all end up with some funky diseases from all the junk they were stirring up.

After the game we put all the boys down for a nap and as soon as Graham woke up we took off. We went to a matinee and saw Leatherheads which was entertaining. Then we went to the Olive Garden and ordered food to go--we had a gift card so we didn't have to spend any $$. Always a plus! We got a suite hotel so Graham could sleep in the bedroom while we hung out in the living room. It was wonderful. We watched another movie, chowed our food, and went to bed early. I know...so old fogie! Graham ended up sleeping until 5:30 am which meant I got 7 hours of sleep in a row for the first time in months and then went back to sleep until 8:30 which meant that Jon got to sleep in for the first time in months! He usually gets up with Ewan and Isaac in the morning and they don't EVER sleep until 8:30!

We ate breakfast at the hotel...yummy! Then we hung out in the hotel while Graham napped. Life is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo easy with one child! Oh my goodness! I had no idea until I was gone from the other 2 for 24 hours. No wonder I feel stressed sometimes! After Graham's nap we stopped by Whole Foods for some sunflower butter and then went to a Thai food restaurant for lunch. After lunch we headed back home and met the boys and Grandma to go see Horton Hears a Who. There is an old movie theater literally around the corner from our house. It is on the main strip in our town and shows movies only on the weekends. Pretty cool. That was actually the first time we have gone there but it was pretty fun.

Super Date 2008--It was great to reconnect and get away from the normalcy of life for a bit. My husband planned it all and I felt greatly loved. Here is to 8 years of marriage! Cheers!

3 comments:

Darlene said...

Sounds like a WOnderful time. WOW 7 hours thats awesome sleep dude!!

The Herd said...

My John broke his finger playing football and I jokingly say that he broke it flipping channels on the remote!

Happy 8th!
Karen

nicapamela said...

congratulations on 8 years, amelia and jon! so glad that you found some time to celebrate.