So, to continue my lucky streak, I thought I’d write about how lucky I was two week-ends ago when my husband watched all the boys while I flew half way across the country to see my sister. This was the first time that I’d been on a plane by myself since before William was born. With the exception of the previously mentioned creeps in Las Vegas, the whole week-end was wonderful.
I went to pick up my sister at her home so that I could also see Delia and Joshua. Christina was also going to get a break, because her husband was watching her two older kids. Can I just say here how much I love the GPS. I put it in the bag and it made my driving in a brand new city completely stress-free! Also, how much do you love the silhouettes my sister made of her family?!
My nephew usually keeps it real by never being too impressed by my arrival. Perhaps if I had brought his cousin he would have been a little more enthused!
Doug’s sister lives about fifteen minutes from my sister so we stopped in to say a quick hello. I also got to meet baby Jett for the first time. She is actually preparing for her own sisters’ week-end in Seattle next month. You’ve got to love the Southwest sales!
We stayed at a really nice hotel on the waterfront (thank-you Priceline). The best part of this place, besides the amazing view, was probably the free shuttle that dropped you off and picked you up anywhere downtown.
We went to the market. It definitely puts any market that I’ve been to in Texas to shame. There was everything imaginable. There were lots of families, and couples. It seemed like it would’ve been a fun place to go on a date. I don’t know how comfortable I would have been with all three boys there; it seemed like there were a lot of places to hide!
We spent most of Saturday shopping. We visited the flagship Nordstrom and of course we had some hot chocolate at Starbucks! Saturday night we went out for Chinese food and a Romantic Comedy.
On Sunday morning I drove Christina home before I had to catch my plane. Before I dropped her off, we went for breakfast at Maltby’s which I think is in the town of Maltby, which is close to MillCreek. If ever you are in the Seattle area, it is worth the 40 min trip north to visit this place. I think they’re only open for breakfast on the week-ends, but they have, without a doubt the best breakfast potatoes … EVER! Also, the hot chocolate was just a lot of fun!
This week-end was an excellent getaway for me. I think Doug and I should try it where we do a relaxing week-end away together, instead of going away separately. This is why we need family close by so that we can have someone to swap week-ends with! Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids to death, but Doug and I have not had a night away from all our kids . That is over five years. I’m making plans, because I came back super relaxed, but Doug was a little stressed because he had his first week-end all alone with the boys. One day we’ll coordinate our schedules!