Wow what a week and it's only Thursday! I have the world's best husband and I am thoroughly spoiled. My Valentine's day included lunch out without the kids, new fancy "Shape up" shoes, a stack of double A batteries for lots of new toys, flowers , teddy bear, candy, and my super secret gift he's been working on for weeks: a cabin in Blue Ridge! He had planned this trip for weeks - giving me little hints, such as we need hats, gloves, coats, and bathing suits. We arrived midday Monday and "Oh Wow!" echoed throughout the lodge. The kids and I were in awe at all the fun that this cabin held: pool table, poker table, Foosball, Air Hockey, Hot Tub, Outdoor Fire place(you press the button by the back door and the fire place turns on!), Rocking chairs on the back porch facing the mountains, porch swings, X-box w/ lots of games,Game cube w/ lots of games, extensive DVD collection w/surround sound, not to mention the view of the beautiful North Georgia Mountains PLUS two days of snow!!! It was colder than a witch's titty but it made the run from the door to the hot tub that much more fun! We spent three very relaxing days hanging out, doing absolutely nothing but being a family. We went for walks in the snow, had family pool tournaments, enjoyed movie nights - even visited the local cinema and we were the ONLY people in the entire theater! We had a rule of eating only at local restaurants not major chains, so we enjoyed the flavor of the town. Got lost a few times which caused a few tears and a whole lot of laughter. All in all it was a wonderful trip with lots of realizations - like I can live happily without a computer for days and that maybe my online addiction isn't as bad as I thought it was. Another plus - I got over my reader's block with a great Karen Hawkin's book.
My last Valentine gift is on Friday - we're going to Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain!