Thursday night my in-laws scooped up M a little before dinner time, since the hubs and I were taking off early Friday morning for our anniversary getaway. He basically said "peace out Mama" as he waved his hand over his shoulder and left me in the dust...tear :( But I didn't have enough time to think about how much I would miss his little butt, because I still had all of "our" packing to do as well as last minute odds and ends to finish up before we left.
I woke up at the butt crack of dawn on Friday morning (around 4:45) so I could get in a quick workout before we left because I knew that if I didn't , the weekend's worth of drinking and eating would bite me in the behind! So I busted out a quick 5 mile run, rushed through a quick shower, finished packing our bags, all while I thought A was downstairs packing the cooler, our food and drinks and all of the other necessities he told me we needed for the condo. He thought it would be a good idea to do that so we wouldn't spend an arm and a leg on unnecessary drinks and food while we lounged on the beach. Ok, good idea, babe...
|A little anniversary morning love...|
Anyway, long story short, we left the house with me ticked off and here we were going to be spending 4 long hours in the car, together, alone and on our five year anniversary. Fun!
Well, he tried his hardest to apologize and make it up to me by stopping at Starbucks before we left Omaha. Because after being together as long as we have, he knows that I'm pretty much a B until I have food in my belly and coffee in my system. Well played, babe, well played...The trip ended up making a positive turn about 20 minutes in once the food and coffee kicked in and all went smoothly.
Until we arrived in Okoboji and they had tornado like winds and rain. Great. We came all the way here to enjoy the lake and beaches and instead we end up spending our day touring the great town of Okoboji, hitting up cute little gift shops, and a yummy bakery for some homemade cookies. We went back to our condo, freshened up and went out for our anniversary dinner.
|Miami Vice. If you've never had one, just do it. You won't be disappointed!|
We had planned on going out for drinks and dancing afterwards, but being the old couple that we are, we went back to our room and ended up passing out by 10 p.m.
|My idea of relaxation.|
Sunday morning we slept off our hangovers, which felt amazing, before we packed up, and headed out for lunch. We took a recommendation from Jenna over at Fashionista Teacher (who is from my hometown, went to the same church as me growing up, and vacays in Okoboji every 4th of July) and had lunch at great little place that actually had a view that overlooked the lake. We devoured our yummy food before we packed it up and hit the road for home.
All in all, it was a great weekend spent with the hubs. I am truly grateful for him and for the life we have created together these past five years.
Now, it's time to get back to business around here!
Until next time...