Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Anniversary Weekend

 When we first got married, I knew I wanted to do something fun for our 5th anniversary. I also remember thinking it seemed like sooo far away. Well it has come and gone, and here we are starting out our 6th year of marriage. And life is good.

Since it was the first time leaving my babies, I wanted to stay close. We decided on Midway and it was absolutely the best decision ever. On Friday, our anniversary, we dropped the girls off at my sisters and headed out. We had bought a Groupon for The Homestead Resort. Well, upon trying to check in, we found out that Groupon never sent the information to the Homestead. Usually that would have been ok, but they were completely booked. Thankfully the Zermatt (their sister hotel) had space so we were able to get a room over there. It was an super nice place, and it looked like we were in Switzerland or something. (the only downside: no free breakfast and it ended up costing us $30 more. Still worth it though.)

After we got checked in, we quickly changed into our swimsuits and headed to swim in the Crater. The water was so warm, and we got to soak in it for almost an hour. Perfect start to our trip. We didn't get any pictures of us on that day, except back at the hotel room, but we later went back and took these gems.
Post Crater swim

After the Crater, we went and got pizza at this cute little Italian place. It was so good and fun and quaint.We then stopped by the store for some goodies and headed back to our hotel to swim. They had a great indoor/outdoor swimming pool, and two pretty great hot tubs. We then spent the rest of the night eating our candy and watching tv.

So, I should mention that I was so focused on getting everything packed for the kids I forgot a few key items. Namely: our toiletree bag, (which meant to toothbrushes, toothpaste, or deoderant for me to name a few) my pump (which really was awful) and my fan. With no fan noise, I couldn't get to sleep. Finally at about 2:30 my sweet husband called the lobby to see if they could send up a fan. They did and after that I slept great.

We had to check out by 11, so we mozied about, got ready, and left our hotel room. We then ate breakfast at the expensive hotel restaurant and walked around Zermatt and The Homestead for a bit. We walked to the top of the Crater, which had like a billion stairs, and my legs are just starting to not be sore. Midway is so beautiful! We decided if we ever get rich, we are buying a cabin there. And maybe retireing there when we are old.

Looking down into the Crater

The billion stairs

In front of our hotel room

It was such a fantastic weekend together, reconnecting. I'm not going to lie though. Picking up my babies from my sisters was the best. They were both so happy to see us. Maddi wouldn't stop grinning and bouncing. Abby couldn't wait to tell us all about her weekend. Thanks McGees for taking our cuties!

When we woke up Sunday morning, Sam told me he had taken Monday off so the fun continued the whole weekend. Monday we just hung out around the house and then went to a Bees game that night. We lost big time, but hey, I got my hotdog. (side note: I got a fancy hot dog. I think I will stick with normal hotdogs from here on out.)

It was the perfect weekend spent with the love of my life. Happy 5 years Sam. Here is to many, many more.


  1. happy fiviversary! i actually had to count to make sure you were right bc i thought we were both working on our 4 years hahahah your weekend looks so fun! whats this crater business? ive never heard of it but it looks so fun! and you guys look adorable! im so glad you got away but holy smokes, i feel ya for the fan and engorged boobies.

  2. Yay! I'm so glad that you got to have your get-away and that you had a good time. I've never been to that crater, we'll have to check it out sometime!