Our anniversary night out was a smashing success! Michael has been so busy that I volunteered to plan the entire thing, and I did pretty well if I say so myself. 🙂 We both had a great time.
Since I’m 36 weeks pregnant, we couldn’t travel anywhere very far, so I decided to do another “staycation” here in Houston, similar to what we did last year.
I started out on Saturday afternoon with a small scavenger hunt around the house that led Michael to clues about our itinerary. I ended up confusing myself and losing one of the clues while I was hurriedly trying to hide them as he ate lunch though, and also I accidentally hid clues in Gabriel’s room before he went down for a nap. Since I had lost one of the clues and also placed a couple of them in a room with a sleeping baby we didn’t want to disturb, the scavenger hunt ended up being pretty hilarious with all of the improvising I had to do! Michael absolutely loved it.
Our evening began at the 5pm vigil mass at Houston’s gorgeous Co-cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Neither of us had been to the co-cathedral before. We both love visiting beautiful churches, so it was fun to go there for the first time. Not to mention God spoke to both of us with the hard-hitting homily on the awesome Gospel reading (Peter walking on water with Jesus and floundering when he starts to lose faith).
After mass, we headed over to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse for dinner. Michael worked at the Baton Rouge Ruth’s Chris in college, and I had never eaten there, so it was a big treat for both of us. My mouth is actually watering just thinking about the delicious filet I ordered. We both ate very, very slow and savored every bite of our food.
After dinner, we went with full, happy bellies to see a movie, Crazy Stupid Love. We both enjoyed it, surprisingly. (That statement really reads: I was surprised that Michael agreed to go see it and actually liked it too!)
The night ended at the Hotel Indigo, a small boutique hotel in the Galleria area. It was definitely not your average stuffy-ish hotel–everything was calm, clean and decorated in cool tropical blues, greens and white, so that you really felt like you were on a little getaway to the islands. It reminded us a lot of our honeymoon in St. Lucia, and we absolutely loved it!
Sleeping in on Sunday morning was a dream come true, sort of literally :). I kept waking up and having to tell myself that I could go back to sleep! (I also kept waking up with a start thinking I’d heard crying babies in the distance, though) Waking up “naturally” for once was one of the biggest treats for us this weekend.
After a late breakfast, we headed home and spent the rest of the day resting and hanging out with our precious 20-month-old. Well, Michael may have done more hanging out than I did. I am in full-blown Nesting Mode over here! I have this overwhelming impulse to organize, clean, set up, rearrange, you name it!
Our actually anniversary is on August 8. It’s been three exciting, busy years! We graduated from college, moved to Houston, had two babies (well almost two :), bought our first house, purchased a minivan (which I swore I’d never do, lol) and started a business. God has been good to us, and I hope with all of my heart that we have lived in a way that has pleased and honored Him.
God be praised for good health, friends, family and our many blessings as Michael and I celebrate year three together tomorrow.