I can only hope that all of you had as wonderful a weekend as I did. I may have mentioned a time or ten that for Valentines, Tigerfan gave me a night in Nashville with no kids! He had made all the arrangements, had babysitting, room reservations, etc.
He had done lots of research and was a little disappointed because NOTHING was going on in Music City this weekend. No shows, no concerts...nothing. That was totally fine with me because he had me at no kids!
The week leading up to it was rough. I have also established lately that we have been plagued with illness this year and this week did not disappoint. By Thursday (one day before we left) we had three out of four kids with ear infections, one recovering from the flu and one newly diagnosed with it! We were actually planning on letting the kiddos spend the night with Nana and Papaw Thursday night so we could get an early start Fri. morning but decided to hold off because Dancer was feeling so poorly. Can I tell you how grateful I am to Nana who was still willing to keep our kids despite their health!
Anyway, we dropped them off early Friday morning and headed out for the "Big City". After stopping at the Golden Arches for a little breakfast, we hit the ground running and were able to walk into the mall within about 5 minutes of it opening. Can I tell ya how blessed I am to have married a man who likes to shop?
Now, in our day...we have been known to spend an entire day, open to close in that mall, but we were able to push through and finished every bit of shopping we wanted to do by 2:00. So, we left, went to the Hotel, checked in, and TOOK A NAP! Oh, glory mothers...can I tell you the joy of an uninterrupted nap, cuddled next to your man in the middle of the day with no risk of children pooping, vomiting, screaming, fighting...etc.! Pure heaven, I tell you! (By, the way, I totally realize how lame I am to get so excited about this, but, hey...it is where I am!)
We got up, freshened up and went the The Cheesecake Factory AKA Heaven on Earth for supper. Neither of us had ever been there before, but I am telling you...it spoke to me. And it said...come back, frequently! Oh, people...three words...Louisiana Chicken Pasta...you will not regret it! Of course, we had to finish up with a piece of cheesecake!Fortunately, the restaurant was attached to Green Hills Mall, so we spent a little time in Dillard's...who happened to be having the sale of the year, and then went to the movie (theater also attached) to see Taken. Have you seen that movie? Oh, you simply must! My heart started beating out of my chest within the first 15 minutes and never stopped until the movie was over! It was SO good...however, Dancer will NEVER be let out of the country...NEVER!
We went back to the Hotel, where we got in bed at a decent time, slept till we woke up of our own free will and then bypassed the "complimentary" breakfast to head over to Krispy Kreme for a little more indulgence!We did a little more shopping then headed back home, where, by the time we arrived it had just begun snowing! We took the kiddos (who are ALL finally feeling better) to eat with Nana and Papaw then crept home in snow that was already over an inch deep! This morning...we had the most snow I have ever seen since living in TN! It is beautiful and the kids are having a ball. In fact, Tigerfan is giving them rides on the four wheeler and a trash can lid right now!
What a perfect end to a perfect weekend!