Saturday was my hubby's birthday and I have been so excited...planning for it for over a month! It was a wonderful, Phillies-filled day.
The kids got him a really nice 'vintage' Phillies ringer T and cap (with the 'old' Phils logo and burgundy color - like Todd remembers from when he was a kid (does that make him vintage too?? hee hee). He really liked them. Then he opened the card from me which contained tickets to the Phillies vs. Diamondbacks game that very afternoon. I had arranged babysitters for overnight, just so we wouldn't have any time constraints. Then, just before we left we got an additional surprise (for me too!). At some point I had mentioned to a friend that I would've loved to just get a hotel room for the night so we wouldn't even have to come home, but that I couldn't because the tickets had cost so much. Just as we were getting ready to head out for the game this friend called and said that we should toss some extra clothes in a bag, cuz they were going to pay for the tickets so that we could use the money to stay somewhere over night! I was giddy, to say the least. So we quickly threw a bag together and headed off for a fun and spontaneous day together.
Sadly, the Phillies lost (to a team they had beaten the night before, and then again the day after we were there - maybe it was us???) but the time together was something that (though it was Todd's b-day gift) MUCH needed - I think for both of us, but most definitely for me! It's been quite a long time since we had any extended period of time alone together, where we could really connect on a heart level...you know, talk about stuff besides kids, schedules, appointments or church matters. It was like sucking in a big, deep breath of fresh air.
I felt like a newlywed... I did my hair the way he likes (though it was hotter than heck sitting in the sunshine at the game with it all down like that!!), we flirted, and talked about how much we enjoy each other. We had dinner and held hands across the table. We stayed in a nice hotel where we snuggled up in bed on mounds of feather pillows to watch a movie. For one day and night I felt no stress. I wish every couple could have the pleasure of being married to their best friend, and still feeling this way after almost 16 years of marriage. I love my husband.