Michael loves getting and giving surprises, and this past weekend was our first (of what Michael promises to be many) surprise weekends! Friday morning we packed our suitcases into the car and headed off to Surprise #1 --- an hour long massage!!!! YES!!!!
After an hour in heaven we hit the road again and landed at Surprise #2....historic Weston, Missouri (about an hour-ish north of Kansas City).
|The main "drag" in Weston|
We stayed at the lovely St. George Hotel.
|Off to dinner!|
|Dinner by lamp-light. These were the only lights in the joint!|
|Jowler Creek Winery!|
On Saturday we slept in and then had a delicious breakfast!! Michael had Eggs Benedict and I have a Dutch Apple Baby.
Then we were off to explore the shops in Weston....
and stop for hot chocolate because it's SOO cold outside!
I am so thankful for my amazing hubby!!!
After Weston we headed back to my parents' house for our last Christmas celebration with my extended family. We had such a great first Christmas together, although I really stunk at taking pictures. Here are a couple that I actually managed to get to document our first Christmas!!
We spent Christmas Eve with Michael's family. His grandmother does a BIG family party with lots of yummy food! We tried to get a good picture, but things just weren't working out for us with the picture-taking. Here's what we ended up with.
Growing up, my family has always spent a lot of time on our stockings. Santa always wrapped every little thing in our stocking so it took longer for us to get through. So, if you got a chapstick in your stocking, it was wrapped. Socks...wrapped. An eyeshadow...wrapped. Michael wasn't so sure of this tradition, but after experiencing first hand....he's a convert! :-) This was one of the things Santa wrapped in Michael's stocking. Alabama coasters!!
|Lookin' mighty festive!|
All in all, I'd say it was the best Christmas I've had yet!!