Sunday, February 19, 2012


We had a wonderful weekend! Nathan's grandmother, Thelda, and Aunt Dee volunteered to spend the night and help Cheryl watch all three children. After weeks of sleepless nights, we desperately needed a good night's rest. Nathan and I originally planned to stay in town and sleep at his grandmother's empty house. At the last minute, though, we decided to go to the Tricities and stay in a nice hotel, eat at a real restaurant, and make a date out of it!

We began our night away with a stop at Ty and Jenny's house to meet our precious niece, Anna.
She is a doll! I couldn't believe how big she was for a newborn.

We then headed over to the hotel. Using Hotwire, Nathan was able to bid on the room, saving us over 40 dollars. A night at the Hilton for 67 dollars? We'll take it!

As we walked through the luxurious lobby and stepped into the elevator, we both giggled like children. We weren't sure what to do with so much time to ourselves. I nearly clapped my hands with excitement when we opened the door to a lovely (and very clean) room.
We rested, got pretty, and then went to Outback. Nathan was pretty excited about his meal (especially the Bloomin' Onion).
I was happy to be there, too, but did not enjoy being stared at for 30 minutes by some random old man. I spent most of the time avoiding his gaze by staring off in the opposite direction.
I wanted Nathan to shake a threatening fist at him, but we decided to just leave instead. Nathan said he did stare the guy down as we walked out (that's my man!).

The best part of the trip: SLEEP. Glorious, uninterrupted sleep. (I still had to wake up to pump, but at least I was able to go back to sleep immediately afterwards.)

Of course, we kept Eliza updated with a series of photos. She loves funny faces. We do them most nights before she goes to bed.

She specifically requested to see us "sleeping in a bed" before going to sleep herself that night. Cute girl.
I missed all of the kids before we even left the driveway! Nathan knew we were coming back in less than 24 hours, so he didn't vocalize missing the children as much :)

Yet again, I am reminded that it does, in fact, take a village to raise a child (and twins, toddlers). I am so happy Nathan and I decided to defer chiropractic school. I can't imagine not having the loving support of our family members.

Nathan and I haven't had a night out to ourselves since Eliza was born, so this night out was a huge deal to us. A quick trip was enough to lift our spirits and give us some much-needed time to treat each other like spouses rather than business partners (our business being a daycare, obviously).
 And to top our weekend off, we were able to see two of our closest friends. Ben and Megan came to visit from Seattle, and it is always amazing to hang out with them. Ah, socialization! I will have to relearn how to not be socially awkward when we start hanging out regularly with adults again.

Once again, thank you Cheryl, Thelda, and Aunt Dee!
We appreciate your help, and we're glad to be home!


  1. you guys deserved this so much! what incredible work you are doing, and a lot of it.

  2. That is so wonderful that you had so much family to help you and give you time for yourselves. Much needed and much deserved! We loved seeing you guys and can't wait to see you again! Anna misses her Aunt Celia.

  3. Hey, just spent a few minutes catching up on your blog. Sounds like you guys are doing a great job with three kids. We just had our second and I was feeling overwhelmed, but you guys are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Glad you were able to get a full nights sleep too! Priceless.


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