This past weekend, my sister & her husband, and Geoff & I, had a weekend away to the Gaylord Texan. We knew we didn't want to go far, but wanted a little weekend of relaxing and spending time together. Geoff and I will be celebrating 8 years of marriage tomorrow, and Phil had a birthday last weekend (not that we needed these things as an excuse, ha!)
On Friday afternoon, we loaded up the kids (and most of our house)…and headed to Gramma and Poppa's. The girls were very excited. Nolan….had no clue. ;)
My mom and Terry are still getting settled into their new home….which worked out perfectly because their furniture for the formal living room has not arrived, yet….and so the kids had free range here with their riding cars and Nolan's push toys.
I'm sure I've said it before, and I'm sure I will say it again….but it is so fun seeing Nolan this age and the girls' their age (6 and 4). Obviously, when Grace was this age, Parker was 3 years old and did not really have an interest in her at all. But he's a lucky duck because one of them is always willing to give him a ride or push or pull him around.
We had a good time. I think we all wanted to stay one more day just to stay in the room to sleep and watch cable TV all day. But back to life it was.
Kristin and Me
Me and my love
(and, oops!, I did not get a picture of Kristin and Phil together??)
Friday night we went to the Glass Cactus for a bit. Saturday morning the guys played golf (in the cold rain and I think they wish they would not have done this)….all while Kristin and I enjoyed a massage, mani, and pedi (all of which we both commented were the best we've ever had). It was so so nice!
Then we all enjoyed lunch and a nap. For dinner we went to Salt Grass….then it was back to the hotel to turn in early. Geoff and I watched TV for about an hour and a half or so and then were asleep around 9:30. Sunday morning I woke up pretty early and after Geoff got up…he went down to get us a Starbucks coffee that I enjoyed in bed while watching TV. This never happens and I enjoyed it oh so much!
When we finally got home around 2pm it was time for Nolan's nap…and I was feeling like I was ready for a nap. I wasn't ready to be back. But I ended up catching a 3rd wind and went to town cleaning the house. We had picked up before we left, but hadn't really cleaned. I'm almost finished with the laundry, I cleaned out Nolan's humidifier with vinegar, cleaned out our Keurig, steam cleaned the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room floor….and everything is unpacked and put away in its place (this is really an accomplishment in and of itself….I do not like unpacking!). We also enjoyed some time playing with the kids outside and Geoff grilled burgers for dinner. Per Parker's request…we ate outside (it was a really nice out, but as the sun went down it did become a little chilly).
We're ready for our Spring Break week of no school…..but hoping to still practice on some math facts and read a bit. We'll see. We're also still getting adjusted to this time change. I'm reeeeally enjoying them sleeping a little later (they had started getting up regularly at 6:30….and while I am a morning person, I like to be up before them to just get my bearings straight)….. but not sure how I feel about the later bedtime. Hopefully by the end of the week we'll have it all figured out.