March 7, 2011

Fun Weekend

We started our weekend a day early by celebrating our anniversary with a "family birthday party" since it was the day that our family was created. I don't remember where I heard this idea, but I fell in love with the tradition of celebrating our anniversary as a family along with just as a couple.


On our anniversary, we went as a family to a local burger and shake place called Emmet and Ethel's and got dinner and a shake to celebrate. Kaidrei loved sharing the shake but she honestly enjoyed fishing the ice out of the soda with a spoon more!


It wasn't anything spectacular, but it was a good start to the tradition.

On Friday afternoon, Brian and I were able to get away while my Mom stayed with the girls. It was fun for Grandma Yancey to see the girls, and Brian and I appreciated the night away.

We got all dressed up and went to dinner at Applebee's, then went to the Hale Center Stage Theatre to see the Tale of Two Cities. It was so well done and an amazing experience. The whole place was ritzy and the stage was amazing (I know see why they tote their million dollar stage - I've never seen anything like it before). I guess the Hale Center Stage Theatre is the first regional theatre to do this musical since it was on Broadway in NYC and the author/composer of the play and music was there to see the production that night. Our only complaint was that the seating wasn't very comfortable. It was really squished together (comparable to airplane seating), but the quality of the performance made up for it. After the show we went to a hotel and we were able to sleep in and just relax. It was nice knowing that the girls were fine and to be able to spend time to ourselves.

Kaidrei was especially happy to see us when we got home and we were equally as happy to see the girls. It is sort of funny that sometimes I long to get away on a date or a vacation and then when I do I miss the girls so much that I'm so glad to come home. I guess it is true that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

My mom was able to stay until Sunday morning so we were able to visit and catch up which made the weekend all that much more fun. I love being able to chat with my mom and run ideas past her. She is truly one of my best friends and I don't know what I'd do without her.

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