Friday, October 23, 2009

7 Day Get Away

For our 11th anniversary Steve's present to me was a trip to Ann Arbor to be with my sister. It was such a perfect gift! I spent the week reading, eating, sleeping, and being pampered. It was great to be able to spend so much quality time with my sis. It was also nice to have some one on one time with my niece and nephew. Even though I'm sure Keely would have rather I'd brought Gavin with me, she and Ben were very excited to see me. I love those kids!

The day after I flew in Lisa and I left for a couple days in Traverse City. It was a beautiful 4 hour drive. We bought the book North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (great book) and Lisa read it out loud while we drove. We had a lot of fun on our little excursion.

I can't remember the name of this place, but they had the best chocolate croissants and hot cocoa.

A delicious dessert at Phil's on Front in Traverse City. Soooo Yummy!!

We went to the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa for a little pampering. Lisa got the "Mother to be Massage" and I got the "Scent-sational". We felt like new women when we left.

We were told you can't go to Traverse City without going to Moomers for their homemade ice cream. So even though it was only 40 degrees outside we made sure to sample a little taste of country.
Nice pose Lisa!

We didn't spend much time at the lake because it was so cold, but we had to get a picture. It was beautiful!

I was able to tag along on a Young Women's activity to see the broadway show Legally Blonde. I planned my trip perfectly.

The Quinn's carved pumpkins for family night when I was there. The kids had lots of fun, but Ben wanted nothing to do with the pumpkin guts. He a man after my own heart! Thank you Quinn family for letting me hang out with you for a week.

Thank you babe for such an awesome present! It was just what the doctor ordered!!


Rochelle said...

What a fun getaway!

KerrieLeigh said...

That dessert is to die for!!! Looks like such a fun getaway!

Lisa said...

That was so fun. Thanks so much for coming, I think I already need another getaway!

Jana said...

It was great to see you!!! I am glad I was actually around for once to see you here in Ann Arbor. And also, good job on your header. :)

Danelle said...

Man this really makes me wish that one of my sisters would move somewhere far away so that I could go visit them...okay, maybe not, but still. It looks like a lot of fun.

Updates From The Outback said...

Sounds like a great time. We sure enjoyed ourselves when we went.