Friday, July 16, 2010

6 Year Wedding Anniversary

I love my hubby so much!

You know that Brad Paisley song, "I Thought I Loved You Then"? I love that song because that's exactly how I feel. I thought I was in love in High School (which I was but you get the point!) and then we went to college and fell more in love, then we got married and I thought I loved him more than ever, but then as the years have gone by and we've had babies together I've fallen even MORE in love with my hubby when I didn't even know I could!

This year was our 6 year anniversary and my hubby had been telling me for months we were going away for the weekend. A weekend away together...I couldn't wait!!! I had no idea where we were going but I was excited. About a week or two before our anniversary Kyle said there had been some changes in the plans but we were still getting away, just somewhere different. Turns out he had made reservations at La Villa Vista on Lake Travis but they called him and said due to all the rain the side of their building had fallen down with erosion or something so they were closed for construction. RANDOM!! Ha! But it was a blessing in disguise because he then made reservations at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa and it was AMAZING!!

We arrived Friday, July 9th, just in time to check into our room and get changed for our dinner reservations. We ordered wine, a delicious appetizer and filet mignon for dinner. It was delicious and such a romantic dinner! Then we went to the bar and had a couple drinks together before bed. I slept so good knowing I could actually sleep in the next morning since there weren't kids to wake me up! =)

The next morning was our actual anniversary...July 10!!! =) After I got dressed he gave me a shipping package that I opened and discovered 2 of those famous blue/green boxes. You know the ones...Tiffany's! Of course I was excited as I opened the first of the two boxes. It was a "Return to Tiffany" heart charm just like the one on my necklace he had given me for our 3 year anniversary.

I looked at him and said, "Hummm, what could this heart go to since I already have the necklace and bracelet?"

His face immediately looked confused as I opened the second box and pulled out a bracelet that the charm was to go on. He then said, "When did you get the bracelet?" I couldn't remember where or when he had previously given it to me but we were cracking up because I knew I already had the gift! He said he'd believe it when he saw it.

So sure enough we get home and I show him the bracelet and after some detective work looking at pictures we figured out he gave it to me during our Colorado Christmas in 2008. Haha, sad neither of us could remember I know! So now the good news is I get to go to Tiffany's in person and exchange it for something fab...can't wait! =)

Then we went to a delicious breakfast where I was told the entire menu could be made gluten free!!! WHAT??? That's awesome! After yummy waffles and french toast we rented some bikes and rode around to check out the entire place.

Then we headed to the pool for some relaxation before our hour long couples massage!

Don't we look relaxed! I think Kyle might actually be sleeping! =)

After our massages we went back to the pool and laid out, swam, floated in the lazy river, and read for the entire afternoon. We also sat by the pool and ate yummy nachos and Parmesan french fries. If you've never had Parmesan fries I highly recommend you try them! =)

Our last evening. =(

On Sunday we ate another delicious breakfast before hitting the road to come home. As always I was so excited to see the kids! That place was actually an amazing place to bring kids! I hope to go back with our family or friends and all the kids because it would be such a fun time with them!

We had such an amazing time together, thanks for my surprise Kyle, I love you always and forever!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Independence Day

Since Kyle and I started dating back in 1997 we have gone with his family and 2 other families (which are really more like extended family than friends!!) every year to Garner State Park. It is always so much fun and is just such a special place to us!

Keaton left a few days earlier with DeeDee and Snow and then Kyle and I made it there with Karter. We talked to Keaton multiple times a day and he kept saying he missed Karter and told DeeDee and Snow multiple times that he wished Karter was there with precious! =)

When we arrived Keaton was soooo excited to see us, my heart just melted, he's such a sweet boy! He kept saying, "I missed yall sooooo much when I was here at Garner!" He continues to say this to me and it is now weeks later, ha! Don't get me wrong though, he had a blast there without us! =)

We just had such a wonderful time! I'm always in heaven when I get to spend time with my hubby and kids and then having everyone else there made it even better! Our days consisted of hanging out at the campsite and tubing on the river and then at night once the kids were asleep we would all come to our campsite and play dominoes or just visit over drinks. The weather didn't cooperate and was only sunny a few hours a day (if that) but it didn't matter, we still had a blast! Keaton LOVED tubing and has started singing George Strait, " I remember that ole' Frio River, where I learned to swim." =)

Keaton and Pawpaw Snow in the Frio

Game night...just like when we were "kids"!

Out to lunch in Leaky, TX. Such a sweet big brother!

Gotta have a family photo on the Frio!

Daddy and 4th of July Karter!

Keaton and Uncle Bryce

DeeDee and Karter Lynn

Me, Megan, and Karter

Family photo by the sign on our way out...Karter was already asleep by the time we reached it so she didn't get her photo-op. =(

I can't wait until next year!!! =) God bless America!!