Wednesday, June 17, 2009
My Love Day!
Brad and I will celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary on the 25th...which is next week. BUT since my parents are in town this week, we decided to take a "day date" and spend the day together. We thought about going away for a night- but honestly, I just didn't feel ready to leave sweet Caroline yet. I know SHE would be fine, it's ME that would struggle. SO we planned a fun day in our new town of Little Rock. I LOVE it when Brad takes the initiative, calls to make reservations and plans something special for us and he did an amazing job giving me just what I wanted today.
We woke up early...around 6 because CGH must have gotten word that mommy and daddy were leaving for the day, she wanted to play before we even made it out of the house. We did get out by 8 and headed to Starbucks where we relaxing, drank coffee and ate yummy blueberry muffins. We sat outside in the perfect weather and reminisced on our relationship. Crazy how far God has brought us...and even more amazing to think about where we will be in the future. The important thing is that we are TOGETHER. I thought about our past and wanted to include a few pics from the early stages of our relationship to B.C. (before Caroline). Forgive me...I got a little carried away. It's tough to pick just a few from our 5 1/2 years of dating, and 4 years of marriage...I think you can see which are the oldies...
Anyway....after Starbucks we went to the Clinton Presidential Center/Library. This was our one "touristy" spot for the day. Since we are now living in LR, we thought we should try and visit the "hot spots" of the town so we can know what to recommend. It was pretty neat- a replica of the real oval office and other good stuff. Not to mention that they were featuring some space exploration study this month. They had this 3-axis spinner thing (the technical term) that you get strapped into and they spin you upside down, around and round like you're in space. It was nuts! And of course, if you know Brad Hobbs, we had to do it....so we did. And it was an experience. We do have video of that, still debating whether or not to share. :)
After that we got to go to the best part of the day...THE SPA! We treated ourselves to a massage and facial at a local day spa. It was marvelous!!! Best massage I've had...and it was my first one given by a man...so I may become a believer in men-masseuses. :) We spent several hours there and were totally relaxed and rejuvenated when we left.
We were hungry after that so we headed to a local restaurant- The Old Mill Bread and Flour Cafe. It was so yummy! We had a light lunch (after the spa you seem to want to eat healthy...)of soup and salad or sandwich. They make tons of breads and yummy baked goods. We ended up buying a loaf of Cinnamon swirl bread to bring home with us. Can't wait to try it.
We were so greasy from our rub down massages and facials that we ran by the apartment to shower and get dressed for the rest of our afternoon/evening. We got to steal some kisses from CGH and thanked mom and dad profusely for given us a day of "freedom" that we so desperately needed.
Then we went and "dream" shopped at some pricey shops. Brad said it was dumb, I said it gives me inspiration to mimic it with cheaper versions of everything. It was fun for awhile, and totally mindless, which was the ultimate goal.
We had dinner reservations at a local restaurant called Trios. It was amazingly delicious and I can't wait to go back try something else. It's a little hole in the wall place that slowly filled up with people as the evening continued. I had a yummy Berrylicious Beef tenderloin Salad- blueberries, strawberries, feta, toasted walnuts...mmmmmm....I loved it! Brad had Pretzel crusted pork tenderloin with amazing steamed veggies. We had peach tea that was perfect- No sweetened tea in a lot of places it seems, but they always have some way to make it yummy. It was a perfect ending to our date day.
We headed home in a hurry and grabbed Caroline and the rents and hit the pool for a quick evening swim at the pool. She loved it, the water was perfect, and we all had a good time.
Today was truly the PERFECT day. Not just because of the things we got to do, but because we got to spend the day together. I LOVE being with Brad no matter what the occasion and I have learned to truly cherish each minute we get to spend with one another. As the busy season lies ahead of us, we will hopefully look back on this day and remember it as our final day of relaxation and love before the chaos begins! I'm sure there will be more of these in the years to come....100 more hopefully!
Posted by THobbs at 8:38 PM