On Thursday night, I woke up in the night to feed Haven and felt rather nauseous. Then throughout Friday, I was feeling gross too but was getting better as the day went on. I was really bummed though, because Friday night, Joel and I were supposed to go have a 'night away' while my in-laws watched our kids. I had been looking forward to this for weeks. No kidding. One night away, and an entire Saturday with no kids sounded like heaven. So you can imagine how bummed I was when I got sick for the first time in months on the worst possible day. Well thankfully, I did feel well enough Friday evening to take my in-laws up on their offer and so off we went, on our romantic weekend away!
And by "away", I mean that Joels' parents let us spend the night and Saturday at their empty house. Sure, may not sound that exciting to you, but to us, it was VERY exciting. We went over to their house Friday night, watched Inception (which is a whole other blog post) by a roaring fire in the fireplace, then went to bed. Slept in til 9ish, went to a local diner for breakfast, to Lowe's to pick out the new flooring for our kitchen (we found one we both love! SCORE!), then back to the Inn. Here's the kicker for me, and honestly my favorite part of the whole day (other than being with Joel of course). I took a (wait for iiiiiiit......)
TWO HOUR NAP!!
Are you a mom? Are you sleep deprived? Do you dream of the day when you can have a full night's sleep? Do you wake up to screaming children only to realize that you just fell asleep and haven't even had a dream yet? Do you wake up 136 times in the night to nurse a baby who doesn't understand that you don't function well on less than 3 hours of sleep? When was the last time you took a nap longer than 20 minutes or when you didn't have to say to your husband "wake me up when your lunch break is over"? For me, it's been about 4 years.
Yeah. Felt good.
Woke up whenever the heck I wanted to, we went to Walmart (without rushing!), came home and watched an episode of Psych together, then went out to dinner to our favorite place; Ruby Tuesday. We seriously go there pretty much every time we have a date night and have yet to be disappointed. I still wasn't feeling 100% so i didnt eat tons but guess what? Leftovers RULE! And nothing beats good conversation. I love my husband. He is a romantic. He is in love with me. He thinks I'm hot. I feel really blessed.
We really needed our little day away. Gonna have to figure out how to make that a more regular occurance. Anyone insane enough to come watch all 4 kids for an entire day sometime in April? :)
In other news, stay tuned. I've had many requests for the story about how Ro got diagnosed and that whole season of our lives. Sometime this week I'll be doing a not-so-humorous-but-honest-post on that.
And because I simply cannot post without a picture of some kind, here's the newest additions to the shop:
You should probably go buy those. They're both made from designer fabrics and are very nice. If I do say so myself.