Savoring the “Last Time”

Since I’ve had Elliot, it’s made me think back on when Emery was a baby (not like she’s not now, but you know what I mean), and all her “last times.” It’s started out as something small. I was feeding Elliot and I thought to myself, “When was the last time Emery used the boppy?” I didn’t know it at the time, but I’m sure it just happened. We went from using it constantly to probably just a few times here and there to eventually picking it up and storing it in the closet for two years, until Elliot arrived. We didn’t know that day or night when we used it that it would be our last, but it was.

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Downtown Progressive Appetizer Date Night

This year, David and I celebrated our SEVENTH anniversary! I’m sure you can all agree that time flies!!! I really can’t believe it’s been that long. It feels like yesterday that I was the stupid girl who couldn’t open the pool gate and had to ask the sexy shaved head, red beard, smoking a cigarette guy for help. And despite what he tells you, no I was not trying to get his attention, I really couldn’t figure out how to open it!

This was right after we got engaged in NYC! We celebrated with a Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity

How it all started seven years ago! This was right after we got engaged in NYC at Serendipity!

Anyway, this was our first year to have two kids, so we were both pretty ready for a kid free night! We had been going back and forth on what we should do for the night. We knew for sure we wanted to stay at a hotel, mostly so we could watch cable and sleep in without interruptions! We played around with different ideas. Go to San Antonio, the hill country, stay in Houston, etc. I eventually found a boutique hotel on TripAdvisor called the Sam Houston Hotel. I read the reviews, which were all pretty nice and decided for $76 (that’s with tax) it seemed like a good place to stay. So our decision on where to go was decided, now we just needed to figure out what else we would do while there. Continue reading