Today I’ve been getting back to reality after a mini-vacation. Tommy and I had our first getaway weekend since we became parents! It was a wonderful weekend! Tommy was still off today, so it was like one foot in vacation mode, one foot in reality – helping me to ease back into the week. Tomorrow could be rough though.
We started off our fun weekend with a family morning. The boys got haircuts and then we went out to eat. Tommy told Jack that we would go to a restaurant to eat, so Jack picked “the old one with macaroni and cheese and lemonade”. That’s how he thinks of Cracker Barrel.
After lunch out, we headed home to finish packing up for our fun weekend. Jack spent the weekend with my parents, Nan and Pops, and I’m pretty sure he had the greatest weekend of his life! Saturday morning he and Nan had pancakes out, read books at the library, went to Kroger, and Toys-R-Us. He came back a little spoiled 🙂
I facetimed him while we were gone, and he said “mommy, I want to stay here. I want to stay here and have another sleep over mommy. I stay here, mommy!” And then he hung up on me. He didn’t miss us much.
Tommy and I went to Asheville on Friday. We stayed at the Grove Park Inn and had an amazing trip. It was so nice to get away. We woke up Saturday morning to a little snow all around with a sweet view from our awesome room.
Then we headed back to Knoxville and spent the evening at home, childless. Tommy had arranged for a special dinner for us Saturday night. I knew he was up to something but was totally surprised by it. We came home to a beautifully set table with amazing looking food for us, candles lit, and flowers. It was so sweet of Tommy and my dear friend, Becca, to do all of that for me. Becca cooked us dinner and brought it over and set it up for us. Because I’ve been having so many problems eating lately due to my autoimmune disorders, they made sure I had a delicious meal that I could eat that was prepared in a kitchen I trust. So sweet! And amazing food. I have to get the recipe because it was insanely delicious.
Saturday we watched the last 3 episodes of Parenthood and laid on the couch for a long time. It was glorious. And then Sunday morning we went to get our little man back. We got to spend Sunday and Monday with him, just hanging out and enjoying our time together.
It was so nice to get away, even for a short trip. It really helped to reset my system. My SD card from my camera is not working properly, so these are just the iPhone pictures I have. Hopefully I will get my card straightened out and be able to share more pictures. I hope you had a great weekend!