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2.17.2009

One Last Hurrah...

I know you're all wondering what we did for our big surprise weekend??  Well, after we had breakfast at home ( see pictures at the bottom of this post), I surprised Travis with a couples massage at a great spa that neither of us had ever been to.  It was amazing and we both LOVED it!!  I knew he would be thrilled with that because my man likes a good massage and these were the best we've ever had :) After that, we went to see an afternoon movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic- a perfect romantic comedy for Valentines' Day, right??  It was actually really cute and we both laughed through the whole thing.  It was the only movie that fit our "window of time" but we were pleasantly surprised with it.   Yes, even my husband agreed.  After that, we drove here....
...Downtown Minneapolis, and we checked in here...
...The Hotel Minneapolis!  We've done that several times now, but we've never stayed here.  This hotel just opened in August and it was quite fun...very swanky and retro :)  It's so nice to live by a big city and escape the suburbs every now and then...somehow it feels like you're far away when really you aren't.  
We had reservations at Zelo, a GREAT restaurant we had never been to before.  Travis and I both loved it, we both ate ourselves silly and then ordered some dessert to go! 
We laughed when we sat down because our waiter asked us if the white napkins would be acceptable and the blue goblets tonight?  Apparently we could have refused and asked for black napkins.  Not really sure why that was an option....something about a concern over lint from the white napkins??  We were quite happy to stick with what was on the table, we aren't very hard to please :) 
Happy Valentine's Day to us...Next year we imagine will be quite different!!  
Enjoying a little coffee break in the lounge of our hotel...I was totally wiped out from the small amount of walking we did after dinner! 
One of the hotel employees saw us taking pictures and she came over and offered to take one for us...very sweet of her.  
She told us this is a popular spot for wedding parties to pose in front of because the lights change constantly behind this waterfall.  It was gorgeous, but I'm wishing she would have cut us off from the neck down!!  My shirt looks like a tent...
Before we left, another employee was telling us about the renovation they went under to transform from a bank to a hotel...you can tell because there was marble and coffered ceilings and huge pillars everywhere AND much to my delight, they left one of the huge vaults open...
So of course I made Travis pose!  And because he's such a wonderful husband who knows I will want that shot for my blog and our scrapbook, he happily played along :) Gotta love him...

In honor of the big day, I made us heart-shaped french toast, with some strawberries and whipped creme for dipping, and tropical smoothies...I'm kind of hungry just looking at these pictures again!
As you can see, the beautiful orchids Travis brought home for me, provided the perfect centerpiece :)  What a great husband I have and what a fun weekend we were able to spend together.  We don't always celebrate days like this, but in honor of our fleeting time together, before Ava gets added to the mix, I am so grateful we had the chance to do something out of the ordinary together.  I LOVE my valentine and always will.  

6 comments:

Rebecca said...

I am glad you guys got to have a great romantic weekend!! That's so special! I remember our first anniversary I was 8 months pregnant so we couldn't go too far- but we went to a nearby city and stayed and had fun! I love the heart shaped french toast! Cute!
Please pray for us because I am having a baby TOMORROW! yay!

Rebecca Jo said...

What beautiful flowers... & what a cute breakfast! You two are adorable!

But I totally would have refused the napkins & glasses just to see what they'd bring out!!! :-)

Faith said...

What an awesome weekend you two had! I love all the pictures from your romantic getaway. It looks like it was perfect!

You look great! I hope you are having a good week!

Heather said...

Sounds AWESOME!!! You guys are a sweet couple!

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

Those heart shaped french toast were soo cute! Oh how I miss Minneapolis!!! I moved to Georgia from there 2 years ago!!!

Jay & Leta Palmer said...

awesome valentine's day!!! :)