Monday, November 24, 2008


So, about 15 hours after my Love for Nie post below, Crafty Papa surprised me by telling me that he was taking me on our first night away since having kids almost 5 years ago! I was so excited, but also a little nervous about not being there to put Tate to bed at night. She's my snuggle bunny and I knew I would miss her.

Anyway, I'm so happy we had the time away together. We spent a lot of time talking about the kids but really just enjoyed getting to spend time together without the kids distracting us. And holding hands which we never get to do since we're always wrangling children! Thanks to Grandpa and Grandma Cindy for babysitting!

We stayed at the Avila La Fonda. The perfect place for a romantic beach get away. And of course, the bargain hunter in me can't go without mentioning that they offer a 30% discount to Costco members:)

And don't worry, I'm totally aware of my suddenly massive double chin. I mean, I've always had a kind of round, chubby-ish face but I swear that the chins have been taken to a new level since I turned 30. So I'm doing the Biggest Loser challenge on my scrapbooking board and plan to totally whoop their asses and get my scrapbooking gift card prize. Then when some of the girls come out for our beach retreat in January, I'll spend the whole weekend in a bikini. The fillet mignon and churro french toast during our night away didn't exactly help with this endeavor though.


roxybonds said...

i got news for you my friend... you are scrappin in a bikini regardless, just because you said so (and i'm gonna win)

sounds like a great nite! glad he came through!!!!!

Andrea said...

How grrromantic. That Steve, he's a great guy!

January, at the beach, in a bikini.. okay, you're so there..

Julia said...

yay! so glad you guys got away!! can't wait to see you in that bikini (even though i won't be at the retreat!)

jona said...

That sounds like a wonderful time! You guys both look great (and that is not a double chin!).

Kristi said...

Yay for you!

And, I too, will be holding you to the bikini promise. Just because you said it.