Friday, June 18, 2010

10th Anniversary - Booked!

So remember a few months back when I was pondering what we should do in celebration of our 10th anniversary?  Well, we figured it out and I'm so excited!!  A few weeks ago, Jason called me at work and said, "You know, we don't have to go away for our anniversary but why not just send the kids to the grandparents for a day and night and we go out to eat and enjoy time together for more than just one evening."  I liked that idea but then as I continued thinking about it I got bigger ideas.  I know I had initially said in that post that I wasn't into really going away and staying at a fairly local hotel but then I remembered how much we LOVED National Harbor when we visited the Gaylord back in November with the kids and my parents for the evening.  (We loved how easy it was to get to,  the overall vibe of the place, the laid back feeling, etc.) So I started looking around and we both got really interested in it and decided to book 2 nights and have a relaxing complete weekend instead of one rushed day and one night.

I looked into the Gaylord National first for a room since that is THE hotel in National Harbor but after some reading (and seeing how pricey the rooms are), I decided to look into something else.  (Plus I read some reviews that for the price, the rooms aren't that great even though the actual hotel and amenities are.)  Then I remembered walking by the Westin that is right next to the Gaylord, much smaller, and also on the water. (Plus they advertised about their "Heavenly" bed and showers and all the plush details in the room and I was sold - and at a rate almost half of that of the Gaylord.)

So, we'll go down leisurely on a Friday evening after work, have dinner and then on Saturday we've decided to take the Mount Vernon Cruise and go down to Mount Vernon for the day (Jason's never been/ I went once when I was 9.).  Then we'll cruise back to National Harbor and have dinner at one of the many restaurants and then get up on Sunday, do a little shopping after breakfast and check out by noon and head home.  To say I'm excited about this is an understatement.  I have NEVER spent 2 nights away from the kids (except to deliver another child!) and Jason and I haven't gone on a trip just the two of us since January 2003. 

And then the next Saturday?  Well, we leave for the beach!!!  YAY!  I cannot wait.


Heather said...

I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! You are going to love the "us" time...and you SO deserve it! I am busting with excitement for you guys! Yay! Enjoy every moment and the restful nights of uninterrupted sleep. I can't wait to hear all about it!

BJ said...

Westins are usually great and their heavenly beds are truly heavenly. I can say from experience. You guys are going to love the time together. You will miss the kids because you are great parents but you will enjoy it. Congrats!!!