Brian and I are saving up money for "baby stuff" lately. We need so many things for this little boy! It's never ending. So, that puts off other things that we would like to do now (such as going on a mid-winter vacation). We also need to buy a new twin bed for my daughter. We just got her a headboard, and we need a mattress, box spring and comforter set this month. This stuff adds up right?! Ugh!
So anyway. We came up with a nice little compromise for our sanity. 'They' say you should try to go on a baby-moon when you are pregnant, to enjoy a little getaway before the baby comes. So we came up with a nice little escape that should be very relaxing and emotionally fulfilling. My mother in law is going to drive down for the weekend to stay at our house to watch Julianna and our dog, Pepper.
We used a few of our United Miles (since they are useless now towards a plane ticket anyway) to book and pay for a hotel room at the historical "Hotel Bethlehem" in the quaint town of Bethlehem, PA. We actually tried to stay overnight right before Christmas but we weren't able to get a hotel room because they were booked. It's a nice town with shopping and restaurants which we have been wanting to visit.
We go in a couple weeks & I'll be taking my camera for sure.
Anyway - I found a day spa coincidently right down the road from the hotel. I booked a 'Spa day' (4 and 1/2 hours) for Brian and myself. The plan is to go to the spa first, enjoy our massage, facial, pedi, mani... then check into the hotel and have a pleasant dinner.. and stay over... sleep in with no worries.
I. can't. wait. It's a couple days of much needed worry-free relaxation with my husband.
Brian and I normally do date-nights but we have never had the opportunity to go away overnight without Julianna yet. (We always go on vacation with her). We don't have much help here, so we usually just have our babysitter come for a few hours so we can go out to eat on a Saturday night. Overnight will be a nice treat & Julianna will be in good hands.
I can't do a blog post without a picture... I just can't. Here is one of my favorites from the past year- from last February I believe. (Can you tell I haven't taken any pictures of anything lately - I am pathetic) - I need to really get out and shoot in this cold winter air!)