Due to the fact that we had a baby 3 months ago and I just started back up at my job and don't need to take a lot of time off, we decided not to do a big vacation this year and just go on a small trip.
We feel that it is very important each year for our family to take a "time out" from life and just get away and relax. It doesn't have to be something elaborate or expensive or even long, just a couple of days away with nothing on the agenda with those that you love can do body good.
So off we went for our getaway and we had a great time! We pretty much just ate, shopped at outlet malls and relaxed in our hotel room the whole time and it was nice.
We did rent a movie in the hotel room for first night that we were there, but both of us fell asleep about 30 minutes into it. We were tired!
The hotel we stayed at had a crib waiting for us when we got there and Eli did so good sleeping in it. I was afraid it might mess up his schedule but he did pretty good, I was a proud momma!
Some pics from the weekend:
This picture was the first night on our trip and as soon as I took it I said "YOU HAVE ON THAT SAME FLIPPING T-SHIRT!!!!!!!" I seriously couldn't believe he had it on again! (but I didn't even notice until I took the picture)
The next day at lunch, me with Eli trying to keep him entertained:
We spent a lot of time shopping at outlet malls, I thought Luke might get bored but he never did, it was a good time.
It is a whole new ballgame shopping with a stroller. Sometimes it is hard to get it to fit in between clothes and taking it into the dressing room is annoying, BUT I do love the purpose it serves as a clothes holder:
The contents of the "clothes holder":
Luke taking a little break to feed the babe:
Our little family on the way to dinner: This is the only family photo we have. I'm not really a shy person but I don't like asking people to take our picture, I'm always afraid I'm bothering them. But I don't mind taking pictures for other people.
Luke took this picture of Eli and I just love it. He has both his teether and his pacifier in his hands ready to go! He is getting so big right before our eyes!
We had such a good time on our little trip together, and of course I'm sad it's over. I always get a little bit of the "vacation blues" after we get home.
I have said it many times before and will probably say it many more times; I am so thankful for Luke and Eli. I thought I was so lucky to have Luke in my life and now with the added addition of Eli it just seems too good. My cup definitely overflows.