As I mentioned in my last post, our 16th wedding anniversary was this past Friday. I went home for lunch and returned to find these waiting for me...
Saturday morning, we packed up our car, waved good-bye to the kids and
my mom, and headed down the road to the big D. As in Dallas.
A night getaway.
Just the two of us.
We may or may not have skipped to the car with giddiness.
We had about 5 hours to chat, catch up, just enjoy one another's company with NO interruptions as we cruised down the road to...
It was my first trip to an Ikea store.
We had a product in mind which is how we ended up in Dallas to begin with.
Shelves to be used for many reasons, none of which really involve books.
to Dallas and staying in a hotel was actually cheaper than having them
shipped to us. As long as you don't count the shopping we did while
Very thankfully, what we wanted was in
stock. An hour or two later, we had them loaded in our car and we
headed down the road to check out some other stores (not nearly as
It was definitely a splurge. A treat. A "not going to happen too many times in my lifetime" meal.
And the biggest splurge I have had since I started my diet.
But it was worth it.
At least until I step onto the scale again.
Then we returned back home to our reality, crazy as it is.
A little refreshed, a lot happy.
We love our kids but we sure do love our getaways together.