|Matt and I at dinner, before I knew the whole plan.|
I've always heard that the Westin hotel in uptown Charlotte is beautiful. So, I put this on my list so I could see for myself. And to have a night off of motherhood.
Matt surprised me a few weeks ago by taking me. I thought we were just going out to dinner. In reality, he had asked my mom to come down to watch the girls, packed my bag and had it in the hotel room (along with some yummy chocolate fruit). It was loads of fun. We ate dinner then went back to the room and watched Animal Planet. See, we don't have cable at home. And one of my all time favorite things to do in hotel rooms is to watch Animal Planet. So, after a little bit of that, we decided to go walk around to find a restaurant with good dessert. That's me being spontaneous. I can't remember the last time Matt and I could just up and leave the house. It was pretty fun to be able to do.
Anyway, I'm thankful for my night off...no cleaning, no cooking, no putting kids to bed, no waking up to kids wanting food. And I'm thankful for my precious husband who knew that now was a great time for a night off.