As I recently posted, I have just celebrated 10 years with my husband. We were given a very rare gift - 2 whole days without children. We have a wonderful support system of family and my mother-in-law stayed at our home from Friday morning through Saturday evening so we could go relax, have fun and be refreshed. I truly thank the Lord for such a wonderful family that I have been knit into.
So for starters we went and had an hour and a half long massage's (in a couples room) which was totally relaxing. We both needed it. [I also have a free one that my wonderful sister gave me for my birthday so I'm already planning to go back in July]. Then we had made reservations at a local hotel for a night away. When we arrived there we were greeted with more surprises. My wonderful family (MIL to be exact) had called and made extra arrangements in our room and the hotel staff told me they had also upgraded our room and they gave us a nice card. When we entered the room there was a beautiful vase of flowers, bags of pretzels, a box of cookies, and sparkling cider in an ice bucket. Then when I opened up the mini-fridge I saw this GIGANTIC tray of cheese, crackers, and fruit - plums, grapes, and chocolate covered strawberries. So we had this for dinner that night and lunch the next day and still had some leftovers. This hotel also had a hot tub and pool so we just relaxed the rest of the day.
The next morning we did not have to checkout until 2p so we decided that after our complimentary hot breakfast (which was yummy) we would go for another dip in the pool. After check-out we meandered to downtown Charleston and went searching for this store that sells only cupcakes. They were cute and yummy. The store sells 9 different varieties each day and some varieties can only be gotten on certain days. On Saturday we bought a red velvet, German chocolate, and carrot. We also bought 2 to go (German chocolate and lemon) for some dear friends who have been in a hospital for about 3 weeks so mom could be on bed-rest since she went into preterm labor. We brought them their cupcakes and stayed to play UNO (which we did for several hours - and had loads of fun!) We left there to go enjoy one last "private" meal at a little restaurant called Toast.
All in all this mini-vacation of ours was quite enjoyable. Now if I could only figure out a way to do that more often ...