Saturday, July 17, 2010

Remember the Alamo!


Ha!  Just kidding, the title should really be, REMEMBER SAN ANTONIO!  Brandon and had the most wonderful, romantic, relaxing weekend away!  We cannot thank my Dad and Julie enough for keeping Addie for us!  It was our first time to leave her over night, and we left her for THREE nights!  She had a WONDERFUL time at her Bubbie and Poppie’s house and so did we!  It was so rejuvenating and refreshing to spend time together, alone, in such a fun, romantic city! 


On Thursday, as I was packing everything up, Addie enjoyed following behind me and UNPACKING everything!


I was a little sad when we dropped her off, but my sweet husband told me to check the glove box as we drove away from their house.  In the glove box were two cards.  One from him and one from Addie.  The one from Addie said, “Counting the days till I see you again.”  Then she “wrote” a sweet note inside thanking me for loving her daddy so much that I would leave her for a few days to spend quality time with him.  Ahhh!  Melt my heart!


We hit the road (well after dropping off Sophie…more on that in a future post!)  and drove about 2.5 hours to the quaint, romantic city of Salado, Texas, where we checked into the adorable bed and breakfast in the picture below.  That night we had a yummy dinner at a local restaurant and then sat on the porch in rocking chairs and caught up!  It was so much fun!  The earlier rain that day made the air cool and crisp!


Friday morning we had a delicious breakfast and drove onward to San Antonio.  We made a pit-stop at the San Marcos outlets though, and had to check out the 7’s for all Mankind Outlet.  (Shout out to Tonya for telling me about this! :-)  It was such a fun store!  I didn’t buy any jeans, but I did get a cute top!IMG_0371

Then once we made our way into San Antonio, we hunted down “The Cove.”  Brandon and I are Food Network junkies and one of our favorite shows is “Diners, Drive ins, and Dives.”  Recently they featured a restaurant that is connected to a carwash and laundry mat that is small, family-owned, and serves all organic food.  They have the most amazing creations!  Brandon had their famous lamb burger, and I had the bella burger.  This has a portabella mushroom for the meat!  I had to take a picture!  (Chani, we both like taking pictures of our food!!)


Then we arrived at our hotel, which was on the riverwalk.  We parked our car Friday afternoon and never had to use it again all weekend.  LOVE that!  We walked everywhere!  LOTS of fun!  Margaritas, Mexican food, Roof-top Pool Time, Breakfast in Bed, Romantic Dinners, ECLIPSE at the IMAX, shopping for the PERFECT 12 month size Mexican Dress (BTW we found it!!), and even a river cruise!  So much fun!


Meanwhile, back at Bubbie and Poppie’s house, Addie was having a fun vacation too!  They spoiled her to pieces and she had a blast!  Here are some of the pictures they sent us throughout the weekend.  (I might have looked at the pictures on my phone 100 or so times each!)

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Thank you Bubbie, Poppie, Uncle Ryan, and Uncle Thomas for making our weekend getaway possible!  We had such an amazing time!! We love you guys! 


Lindsay said...

We were in San Antonio last weekend too!! Although, not much romance going on! :) We took Logan to Sea World, so it was a lot of walking & sweating outside!

So glad you and Brandon got a weekend away to have to yourselves! You deserve it! It sounds like it was a ton of fun!

Amy Mahrer said...

What a fun weekend! I'm glad you got to do that! I bet Addie was glad to see you and Brandon is the sweetest husband to think of the cards-what a guy!
-we're headed to Austin next weekend, going to have to make a stop at the outlet mall now...THANKS!

Amanda said...

Awwwww, such a sweet post! So happy you got to enjoy some alone time with the hubby in such a great city! The pictures of Addie are adorable, love the one of her in the laundry basket!

hillarylaird said...

What a great getaway! So glad ya'll got that special time! You look gorgeous in all the pictures! :) Addie looks like she had a blast with Bubbie and Poppie!! and Ryan and Thomas! So sweet!!

Chani said...

OMG! I love this post!!! First of all let me just say YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL! You are teeeeny tiny Michelle, and you look so fresh and happy! I love you like this. You clearly made the right decision to be a stay-at-home Mommy. Second of all, OMG again-- the cards??? How freaking adorable is that! And what a great trip! I'm so happy you had such a fantastic and relaxing time together! XOXO!!

Love, love, love! :)

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The Soladay Family said...

What a sweet hubby to leave you the cards in the car!

So glad you had a chance to get away for some alone time. =)
I agree with Chani!! You look beautiful!

Miss you, friend!