it was so great to get the heck out of town last weekend. even apart from the greatest super bowl ever played, i had a lovely time in orlando. it was sunny and warm and relaxing. i got a lot of room service meals and read by the pool and ran on the treadmill while watching sportscenter.
i left on friday morning, flying into orlando by way of minneapolis because of course. i bought the book ‘still alice’ at the airport and got almost halfway through it by the time i landed in florida on friday night. (it is such a hauntingly beautiful/sad story. highly recommended) i got lunch and a double gin n tonic at a random restaurant and took a bathroom selfie.
matt had to work on saturday so i busied myself by eating breakfast in bed and working out and reading. for dinner that night we walked a mile to a sushi restaurant for dinner and basically bought the place out of fish. we had quite the feast going. we ended up not eating it all and brought a couple rolls back to the hotel. so we walked the mile back in the dark with a to-go box and the last patriots football balloon from the publix next door to the sushi place. i’m sure we were a sight to see.
sunday. oh super sunday. before the game, matt and i started the day with a run in the sun. it was great to get some fresh air and let out some of the anxiety of waiting for kick off. we also got a sweet visit from our new baby niece everly. she is the cutest little thing. matt’s sister and her husband made the 2.5 hour drive to see us just so we could meet her for the first time. we had lunch together and cooed at the baby. when they left, it was time to get ready for the game. and of course you know what happened next.
i flew home on monday. it was sad because i had to leave matt, but i was happy to get back home to my boy. it’s always nice to get away, but i miss that squishy face when i don’t get to see it every day.
this weekend really did prove how blessed i am. friends took care of my kiddo, i got to experience something great with my husband, and i refreshed myself with a little r&r and little baby kisses. it was a wonderful weekend indeed.