Announcing: Our First Vacation Without Kids!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
OMG guys, we were listening to this live version of one of our favorite songs last night, and Braden said, "We should totally go see him when he comes to town."
Of course I was more than down with that idea, so I jumped on his website and checked tour dates. Only one left in 2011. In VEGAS. With KEITH URBAN. As I was saying these words to Braden, I saw these lightbulbs going off in his head and big fat smile creeping over his face.
"Let's Go." He said.
Sometimes we talk about stuff we should do- like going on a cruise, or flying to Paris or New York but it's always just in a dreamy non-realistic way. We have 5 kids under 5 years old. Traveling and having fun is not really in our realm of possible things. But this was different. We've been wanting to take a honeymoon for about a year now- we never got to go on one when we got married because I was pregnant with Penelope and we had a 1 year old and a 2 year old. So now that we have TWO 1 year olds, a 2 year old, a 3 year old, and a 4 year old- CLEARLY, this is the best time to go on a vacation.
So, I called my mom and asked if she would be ok with watching the kids for a weekend (Which she totally was. How much do I love my mom? Too much to even describe) and we searched for concert tickets & our flight and hotel.
I swear I had butterflies in my stomach and was sweating when we pushed that "Purchase Now" button- but we're going! OMG you don't even know how exciting and scary this is! We're taking our FIRST real vacation together. Ever. We've known each other for 6 years now and have never gone on a vacation together. I'm so happy, I don't even know what to do :) Get ready for some awesome Vacation 2011 posts here on the blog & on Facebook. It's bound to be hilarious.
So I have A LOT of work to do before April 30th, starting with The Portfolio Project. Omigosh, I had such a great response yesterday for the project and I did more work on the site and made a neat little button for people to put on their blogs or websites if they are so inclined.
If you'd like to particpate, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org