Monday, April 7, 2008

Happy Anniversary (A Little Late...)!

Friday Britney and I celebrated 10 years of being married! Neither of us feels old enough to have been married that long, but when we look back, neither of us can really remember life before being married (or before kids for that matter).

Britney's aunt and uncle were nice enough to watch the kids overnight for us and we headed off to Minneapolis for a night away. Of course, my main objective for the weekend was a trip to Ikea :) Britney was a great sport and shopped with me for many hours. We also hit the Mall of America for some souvenirs for the kids and took a quick trip to the find a free ATM.

Once back to the safety of suburbia and a free ATM at Target, we headed back downtown to find our hotel. We stayed at an amazing place - probably the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in. The Minneapolis Grand is beautiful. It's an old hotel that's been re-done. But, the room had a beautiful bed, terry cloth bathrobes and the biggest hotel bathroom I've ever seen. There were even Godiva chocolates on our pillows after we got back from dinner. It was such a nice treat to have a real haven to go to and just celebrate being together.

Saturday we just walked around downtown for awhile and then headed home. It was a beautiful day - 65 in the Cities! - and we actually enjoyed riding with the sunroof open and no kids yelling that it was too windy or too cold :) What a perfect ending to a perfect weekend :) Britney - thanks for a great treat! I love you.


Anonymous said...

That's awesome. Glad you got a chance to get away and enjoy one another and get refreshed. Jonathan and I just celebrated our 2 year a few weeks ago. While we didn't do anything as special as you, we did go out to our favorite pizza place, watched a movie, and for once turned our cells off. A nice break from the norm of constant phones ringing, fires to put out, and hectic schedules where we just see each other for 15 mins a day.
Just like we need our quite time with God, we need some time with our spouses, too. You know?
Sounds like all is well with you. Good to hear.

agirlinawhirl said...

Congratulations...10 years!! My oh my how time flies. I'm glad you had such a great trip. Best wishes for your next 10.

Anonymous said...

TEN YEARS!!!! Do you mean to tell me that we aren't in college anymore? Man...time does fly!!! So proud of you all!!!


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Zach said...

you guys are really, really, really old....geez.

i need Britneys email address, can you send it to Alyson? been too long and I need to catch up with him.