Lucas surprised me with an early 6th anniversary present by making reservations for us a beautiful inn up in the mountains of Cascade, Idaho. It was the best 24 hours I've had in a long, long time! This was the first time we've done a weekend getaway like this with just the two of us since we had Max 3.5 years ago, so it was extra special.
Our resident hero, Laurie, came over just after noon on Friday to watch the kids for us. Laurie gets the gold star for the weekend, because she is a kid-caring pro and took such good care of Maggie even though our little princess was a little sick and hardly slept at all. Maggie was not so happy about Mommy being gone for a day... but Max, on the other hand, was thrilled to have his friend "Yorie" here to play with!
Lucas and I left the house about 1 p.m. and went straight to see a matinee showing of the new "Star Trek." The best moment of the movie was when Lucas looked over at me in the dark theater and found me weeping– weeping!– in the opening scene of the movie. He said after six years of marriage, I have now proven my true conversion to nerd-dome. I told him- back off. I just like J.J. Abram's work, OK?! We couldn't stop laughing!
Next we had dinner at my favorite restaurant: P.F. Chang's, and then started the 2-hour gorgeous drive up the mountain to the Inn. Our room was absolutely beautiful, and I couldn't have asked for a more restful time. I needed it so much.
We came back home Saturday and relieved Laurie just in time to take back over before both the kids started throwing up. After such a great day away, I didn't even mind too much. When we got home, the first thing Max asked us was if we had been at a restaurant that whole time. Cute!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lucas!