So, uh, remember that time at the end of June when I had a birthday? I forgot to write about the awesome weekend that Hubster and I had!
Do you ever get into a rut, where you’re so focused on the responsibilities in life that you don’t take the time to have some fun? After Baby Jo arrived in late April and I was trying to figure out my new role as a mother of two, I definitely got into that rut. Maybe that rut even started when I was so sick while pregnant with her. I’m not sure, but I knew that Hubster and I weren’t being silly and laughing with each other as much as we used to. I told him that I wanted to spend a weekend with him over my birthday so that we could just focus on being us – not mother, father, employee, cleaner of all the messes…just us.
Hubster took it upon himself to plan the entire weekend and kept his plans a complete surprise. Now, you know that I’m usually not good with surprises. I like to know what’s going on. I like to plan. It must have been pure excitement of spending a whole weekend having fun with the hubs, because I really wanted to be surprised by his plans.
We ended up staying at a fantastic hotel in the area where I lived until moving away for college! I was really happy with his choice of location, because it was central to so many awesome things to do and places to eat.
On Friday night, we completed my lone request for the weekend – we saw “The Heat.” We didn’t just go to see it – we saw it on an Ultrascreen theater. If you’re interested in seeing this movie – DO IT. It was hilarious. Raunchy, inappropriate, and hilarious. Just how I like it. Honestly, I think I’d love anything that Melissa McCarthy is in.
Saturday was my actual birthday, and we spent it doing some of my favorite things. We got Starbucks – twice. Hubster indulged my love for sushi and was a good sport at lunch.
We went for a few wings and some Coronas – something that I’d been craving my entire pregnancy.
I love when Hubster and I get out and do things together. When it was just the two of us, we went exploring a lot. He took me to an outdoor sports rental place and we rented a swan paddleboat. The employee warned us that it might not be fun because it was a windy day. We didn’t heed her warning, and we paid for it when we were paddling as fast as we could but weren’t going anywhere! But it sure made for a lot of laughs and we had a great time.
Hubster’s brother and his wife just bought a new house. We went to see it and I was very surprised when both of my brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and a couple good friends were all there! I’m so blessed with awesome, fun in-laws.
A little blurry because I may or may not have been drinking.
We even got to have brunch with a couple of our bestest friends before we picked up the kids. Our weekend was filled with a flexible schedule for us to do whatever we wanted to do, reminiscent of our life pre-children; lots of time laughing together; time to adventure together; time to talk to each other freely without the pressures of daily responsibilities. It was exactly what I needed. Exactly what I wanted. It was perfect.
Thank you, Hubster!