On Friday night our wonderful, fantastic, generous friends Sarah & John watched the boys overnight while we spent the night in San Francisco. It was our first night spent together and without kids in 2 years, 7 months, and 19 days (or in other words, since Trenton's birth :) . It was DIVINE.
Thanks to the 5 weeks Ryan spent in Austin, Texas, last fall, he has a couple free nights at the Omni Hotel. Luckily, there's one here in San Francisco, so we stayed in a $250 room for free! We used having a free room as an excuse to live it up, ordering creme brulee from room service and (gasp!) actually drinking that coke and sprite from the mini-fridge!
The view from our window on the 17th floor.
Us in a San Fran ally.
After checking in, we walked to little Italy and ate dinner at a pizza place I've been wanting to try. Tony's has 900+ reviews on yelp, and the reviews are dead on—pizza is an art form there! We lucked out hugely in my mind, because the seating for two right next to the chef/owner (Tony himself) had just opened up. We chatted with Tony a bit, and he even bought us dessert. If my eyes look a little over-excited in the picture above, that's because I was!
Next we walked to Union Square and H&M, where I bought the cutest little clothes for the boys to wear for family pictures. For me, life doesn't get much better than pizza and shopping! We walked home in the dark, rented an on-demand movie in our hotel room, (The Switch—I'd definitely recommend it! It was surprisingly both funny and tender.), and ordered us the creme brulee Ryan has been telling me about since last fall. Perfect night.
And this is us the next morning. I felt more rested and rejuvenated than I have in about two and a half years! And I was so excited to go give my boys a big squeeze! It is unbelievable how much a little time away can renew your love, both for spouse and kids. I was reminded of why Ryan and I were drawn together in the first place. We have FUN together! Especially without the pressures of work, kids, the house, etc.
So, the point is, who else wants to swap kids with us and get away for a night?? :)