Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thirty-Four {34}

Have you ever had one of those nights, or weekends, where you literally could re-live them over and over??  I was looking forward to my "birthday weekend" for awhile because my birthday actually fell on a Saturday and that to me, is the best day. I don't know why, but it's always been my favorite day.  I knew we had a big weekend full of fun, but I had NO idea that it was join to be as fun as it was!!

Friday came and we had our good friend's 40th birthday.  The four of us were going to go out for dinner at a nice place on the lake and I was excited to dress up.  I have been working out and really eating clean, so I felt like a million bucks when I go to put on my clothes and FEEL amazing!

Such goofballs.

Our sitter showed up a little early, so we just went right to our friends' house.  We relaxed on their adorable deck while they finished getting ready.  We were in NO rush!

For some reason he had a box of sunglasses, so we played around trying them on.  These were actually kind of cute!

They were so sweet and gifted me with some fabulous oils to cook with!

Forever friends.

Why we did the prom pose, I don't know.

Duck wings and oysters.  SO delish!

Needless to say, we had an amazing night and I was a little slow moving the next day.  I had to get up though, because my husband had a day planned for me!! All I knew was to drop the kids off at my dad's store at noon…and from there, he'd tell me what to do.  He gave me instructions to drive to 235 High Street, and this is where that led me:

It was beyond fancy! I have been to a few spas before, but this? WOW.  I felt like I was in Beverly Hills.  My tricky husband had booked an entire day of pampering.

This is my HOLY COW face.

The waiting area…tea, relaxing fire…

First up was a swedish massage….amazing!

Next was a facial---all organic products and my skin is still glowing.

Last but not least, a pedicure.  An organic agave pedi, to be exact.  I really didn't want to move…

But when I got home, he had spoiled me with some gorgeous roses and we were to get ready for our night out, just the two of us!

There were only a few tables up here on the rooftop restaurant, but somehow my hubby reserved us one!! We enjoyed our meal and the view outside.


Our city's skyline just after the sun set.

My "Birthday Cake" was actually cheese haha! We went down to the main floor restaurant, as they do not serve dessert up on the rooftop.  I really love bread & cheese & wine, so that is what I had for my dessert!  Joe had a deconstructed strawberry shortcake.  I couldn't eat all of it, but it was super tasty and just what I wanted.

After that we headed out for a little dancing.  We didn't stay out super late, but it was so fun to just be out and about on the town.

Sunday morning we got to sleep in a little bit, since there were no kids!  We got dressed, headed to brunch and then did a little shopping.  I did braids so the wind wouldn't completely wreck my hair in his car!

I am so in love with this dress from Haute Mama Mala.  It is so comfy and soft…and feminine!

I also LOVE my new Jack Rogers! My friend gave me a gift card to put towards a pair that I've been lusting after.  #perfection

Out of all the gifts, the best was the ability to spend time just the two of us. I really miss "us" time and it brings us right back to why we fell in love in the first place.  Our children wouldn't be here, if it weren't for us falling in love, and so we need to continue to make "us" a priority amongst all of the crazy/busy time that we are in right now.  

I still think he *may* like taking pictures of the car more than of me….but that's ok! haha

We felt like we were away on vacation, even though we were just at a local mall!  It's funny how just being with the right person can make you feel that way.

We met my dad and step mom for a late lunch/early dinner so we could grab the kids.  The sushi came out on this crazy big boat thing--Brooke loved it!  She of course just wanted all the fruit.

I used to be scared about turning a year older, but now I really look forward to it. We have so many wonderful things in our lives to be grateful for and so much to enjoy in life.  I just know 34 is going to be just another fabulous year!! Just before my birthday, we got news that some land we put an offer in for, was accepted!  I have no pictures yet, but it's about 20 acres in a rural area…and a great school! So this means if all goes well, we will be BUILDING a house! How stinking awesome is that??  I am over the moon excited.  

Friday, July 24, 2015

Vacay day 2 {Lake George}

It rained a little bit first thing Tuesday, but it was so warm we didn't mind.  We sat out on the porch for our breakfast…

Brooke was highly entertained by the whole sitting in a chair, here's your menu thing…

She ordered banana pancakes (shaped like a bunny!)

I had two eggs over easy, ham, & a homemade biscuit---SO good!

After I changed the kids, we decided to go for a bit of a drive.  Both of them fell asleep and it was nice and quiet, so Joe and I could just talk about everything…and then he stopped for gas and picked up these! Naughty.

For awhile our phones looked like this:

Which resulted us looking at this--his trusty old map!

We ended up over by Schroon Lake and found the cutest General Store {Here}where we bought a few goodies.

Heeeeyyyyyy!  This dude was so well behaved.  He loved just watching everything and everyone.   

We ate like early birds (missing lunch because of our late breakfast, but at 4:00 the restaurant is nice and quiet, so it we had it all to ourselves!) I kind of liked that, because, well, my kids are rather loud!  So we were able to just do our thing and enjoy.

We were getting pretty hangry, ok Brooke and I were, Joe can just go all day and night without eating…so we decided to try out Captain Dick's Crab Shack. Pretty good!!

Since we were on vacation, pina coladas were in order!

As were the crab legs.

Silly faces at dinner.

After we ate, we walked around town for a bit.  We stopped in the arcade and played for a bit.

Daddy teaching her how to shoot.

I then decided to push the two kids up the big hill to our hotel, since it made no sense to back track with them to the truck--I worked up a good sweat and beat Daddy back!  We made a quick trip to the pool since someone was DYING to get in for a swim…

It was really warm and very shallow (4 feet) and even Bradley enjoyed it.

Rocking her new LG sweatshirt.  It's a little big, but this way she can grow into it.

Busy day for our little man.

Someone got a little hungry later on, so good thing I had PB&J ready to whip up for her!

I must say, I impressed myself with how ready for this vacation I was. I wasn't expecting a relaxing time, like I knew the kids would still need everything done like at home, but that we would be in a hotel, and we were able to just enjoy the time together.  I am so happy we got the suite with a little sink/fridge/microwave.  The extra space in the room was very handy, as Brooke slept in the pull out couch and the baby was in the pack and play.  It was the perfect amount of room for all 4 of us and we really utilized it!