Monday, February 04, 2008

Relaxed and Refreshed!

Wow. What a weekend. I could not have asked for a better one! The hotel was beautiful, my room was perfect; room service was oh-so-tasty and the amount of time away was just perfect! I got to the hotel on Friday about 3pm, while my super-sport of a hubby took Jordan to ballet - and even though I thought the stay-at-home-homeschooling-moms-on-a-Friday-afternoon-chatter might be a little much for him, I think he was rather proud of how great they thought he was, considering where I was! :-)
Anyway, I immediately unpacked (because I can't stand to live out of a suitcase!) and was oohing and aahing over my room and how perfect it was when there was a knock at my door. It was a bellhop with a gift - very beautifully wrapped - and he said someone had left it at the front desk for me! I was ecstatic and immediately recognized my friend Amy's handwriting on the tag! What a surprise! Inside the box were some cute (maternity) jammies and a hoodie ... along with a couple pieces of chocolate from Stam! Such a treat and a wonderful surprise!
I decided to write out/journal my thoughts throughout the weekend - and even managed to write out some goals for this year. God really worked on my heart while I was away and revealed many things. It was very therapeutic!
I'm amazed at all I was able to accomplish and still manage to feel relaxed and refreshed all at the same time! I'm not real good at sitting and doing nothing, but I tried to do as much of that as possible! I also managed to make about 40 new cards (including some for Valentine's Day) - that's how I spent the bulk of my time.
The room had 2 desks - and one on wheels, so it was great!! (I didn't take a pic of the leather sofa covered in paper! :-) I did a lot of reading, writing, sleeping and just plain relaxing. I didn't think I'd be interested in the TV, but as it turned out, it was a little TOO quiet and I couldn't get the radio to work very well. I watched a couple "chick flicks" Saturday night and stayed up way too late! But, I slept until 8:30 Sunday morning! The bed was so comfy with lots of pillows and one of my favorite treats is sitting in bed, eating room service, so I enjoyed plenty of that as well!
Saturday evening, I got another sweet surprise! Ed video taped each of the kids saying hi and dropped it off at the hotel! It was so sweet and of course, the video of him was in true Ed-fashion: silly! I missed them all, but it was nice to have no responsibilities for a weekend!
I met up with my family when church was over and we all had lunch together, then came home (to a clean house, of course!)! We even had our own little family Super Bowl party last night, complete with a ridiculous amount of junk food! It was a fun way to end such an awesome weekend!


chefstinsonfamily said...

You can bet that this post is being forwarded to Drew as we speak! I am so glad that you got a weekend of rest (even if I am a little jealous.) It's amazing what a girl can get done with just a little alone time!!

I know what is on my Christmas list next year!!!!

Lori Eilers said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself! Leave it to Amy, the most thoughtful person in the world, to bring a surprise like that. Wow, queen for a weekend just as you deserve. Love ya!