Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

I have the GREATEST husband ever! He surprised me and gave me the best birthday present ever. First of all, he shocked me with a stay at the Anniversary Inn. We stayed in the Swiss Family Robinson Suite which was a blast. Totally cool setting, super fun sleeping in a tree house and showering under a waterfall. Thank you so much Carl for such an amazing weekend, you are the best! I look forward to spending many more birthdays and anniversaries together with you. You are my best friend!

This was our cool waterfall shower, totally fun to shower in.

Carl spent most of his time in the shower, seriously if it weren't for the shower curtain and the TV I would have thought for sure we were in the jungle...oh and the water was heated, I guess they don't have that in the jungle:)

Step right up to the tree house bed. That was the best nights sleep I have ever had.

Carl in the "Love Nest"

And on Thursday night, the 10th my awesome husband also gave me the best surprise of all. We took a carriage ride around Temple Square, which is something I have always wanted to do. First of all, our appointment was at 8:30 and we thought we were leaving with plenty of time to spare. Well little did we know, there was a Jazz game, Kurt Bestor concert, the Nutcracker, obviously Temple square and some choir concerts going on at the Conference Center. So there was no parking whatsoever. By the time we finally found a parking place, which was about 6 blocks away it was almost 9:00. We booked it to temple square and had to pay extra for our ride, but it was so worth it.

Thank you so much Carl for the amazing birthday present. You are the best husband a girl could ask for and I am glad I've got you! I love you!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas lights and Daycare

Yesterday was the hardest day of my life. I had to take Gavin to daycare for the first time and let me tell you I had to have a major support system to keep me from losing it. As I dropped him off my tears started to well up and I knew it was going to be inevitable. I took him into the room with all the kids and went to sign him in. I thought that a good mommy should check on her child just one more time to make sure he was ok, and he saw me. The look on his face practically ripped my heart out of my chest and I knew if I didn't leave then that I would have to call in sick to work. He looked so scared, it was aweful!!! I immediately called my mom bawling my head off that I am such a bad mom and something is going to happen to Gav and I hate moms who get to stay home with their kids and on and on and on. My poor mother sure puts up with a lot don't you think! After her reassuring me that he would be ok Carl called and after telling him how much I hated the experience I went into the High School with red swollen eyes. It was a sight. So after calling and checking on him 3 times in 4 hours and after the longest 4 hours of work in my life I went back to get him. The poor guy was screaming his head off and immediately I thought, "What the H@#% did you do to my son?" But he had just woken up from a nap and was not sure where he was. But let me tell you, he clung to me like he never had before when I picked him up. I felt like a movie star! The daycare workers said Gavin did great and didn't even cry until I came to pick him up. What a good boy...I guess I cried enough for both of us. So I took the little guy to get Ice cream and see Christmas lights, and believe me, any time he has to go to daycare, we are going to treat ourselves to ice cream afterwards. Just because we are such big kids about the whole idea!

Christmas lights at Old Mill Park in Nephi