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.
I hear ya! We just decided to head to Portugal at the end of the summer to visit the in-laws and boy do we need it. I was tempted in by the promise I could sleep as much as I like if I just come. It is only just over an hour plane ride from Scotland. Not much, but boy do we need it!! We can go to the beach, out to eat, and sleep as much as we like! Oh and seeing family isn't bad either!ReplyDelete
Aww I'm so happy for you! You have a beautiful family. I'm glad you got to on a little vacation together!ReplyDelete
Sounds like you guys had a nice relaxing weekend! My Eli has the same striped Gap outfit, as does one of his little buddies. He's finally starting to grow out of it, which bums me out because it's one of my faves!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad that you had a nice getaway--vacations are definitely important! :) My niece has that same giraffe, btw, and loves it!ReplyDelete
What a fun little weekend and a getaway! I'm right there with you...we can't take a big vacation this year due to the move, but we have some mini weekend trips planned. They are SO important for our sanity!ReplyDelete
By the way, you look fabulous in every picture here!!
Yay for a fun little family trip! I want to do somthing this year, even if it is just going to Branson or something like that, but we'll see. I just can't believe how big Eli is getting! He's so cute with all of his friends :) Lee always wears the same 2-3 shirts. All of the pictures I have of him from Cooper's first 3 months, Lee is wearing this stupid yellow shirt that doesn't even fit him!ReplyDelete
You look fantastic! I'm glad you all were able to get away for a little bit. Eli looks like he is gaining some weight and it makes me just want to love on him! Such a cutie pie.ReplyDelete
So fun!!! Looks like you guys had a great time and you are all so stinking adorable!! Yay for family time!ReplyDelete
Mini vacations are the best! Sometimes all it takes is a few days away to feel refreshed again!ReplyDelete
Aww he is so precious! Great pic of you guys - you look wonderful! I do remember those days of trying to get the stroller through the clothing in Target - that used to drive me crazy!ReplyDelete
He is getting SO big! We are the same way with vacations, we try to take a getaway at least once a year just to refresh and get away from life. Looks like you had fun!ReplyDelete
Little getaways are definitely a necessity! And Eli is getting so big & so cute! Glad you were able to take a breather from the craziness of life!ReplyDelete
Trips like that are so necessary, even if it's ONE night away. Good for you guys!ReplyDelete
I love the clothes holder. How convenient...and even cute! :) He's getting so big.
I've been reading your blog for awhile I found it on Kellys Korner. You keep me laughing! I saw on Kellys blog you are from OKC? I also live here. I especially liked the subway shirt post!ReplyDelete
Mini vacations are so fun! You have such a handsome little baby! He always looks so happy :)ReplyDelete
how fun! glad yall had a nice family getaway!ReplyDelete
Sounds like it was a fun trip! And I love the picture of you 3 together, you can just see the joy all over your faces!!! Priceless!ReplyDelete
Where did you guys end up going?ReplyDelete
The shirt cracks me up. My husband has a Harvard Medical one he wears constantly. Definitely an ironic tee! :)
That's exactly what I'm hoping for if we get a mini vacay. Outlet malls, eating and relaxing! I love the pictures and am so glad y'all had a wonderful time!ReplyDelete
So fun! Glad y'all got to go on a mini-trip. Eli is turning into such a little chub! I just want to squeeze his cheeks! And you look GREAT! Wow! I am so jealous of your skinny arms! : )ReplyDelete
So fun that y'all got away for a trip with just your family. Eli looks adorable and he looked like he was having fun. I also love the shopping trip. Who knew a stroller would come in handy while spending money. :)ReplyDelete
You look incredible!!! We also aren't doing a big trip this year but are sneaking in a few weekend trips. Goodness knows we need them!!ReplyDelete
Eli looks like he's getting bigger! Love him!
I'm the same way with pictures. Hate making a big deal out of something for myself but I'm the first to take pictures of other people. Weird. Eli is super cute! All of his little outfits are too!!! :)ReplyDelete