I’m not sure if this actually counts as a babymoon since it was only one night, but it was really great to get away last night. One of the perks of Jon’s job is that he gets special rates at certain hotels… The Hyatt Regency being one of them 🙂 We got a $300 room for 50% off! It was so nice and the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept on. We have never really done much for the two of us in terms of getting away, besides camping, so it felt like such luxury.
We started our date off with test driving a car we were seriously considering buying. Our Echo has served us well for almost 10 years but with almost 300,000km it was time to move on. We thought we might need a little more room in the family car with Sofie coming home. We weren’t planning on buying a car that day but made an offer and we accepted their counter offer. At 0% down, 0% interest we are now the proud owners of a Hyundai Elantra! What a fun way to start off our date! We got to drive it off the lot and took it downtown for our date 🙂
*On a bit of a side note… the car decision has being so difficult because we don’t know how long we’ll be able to manage with one car and not sure if we can afford to be a two car family. With Jon’s office now being in Chilliwack we think it will be easier to stay with one car a lot longer than we were originally thinking. When we do need the second car we will probably be going with a used minivan 🙂 As a bonus with getting a new car our insurance payments are $50 less than with the Echo!*
Back to our date… We checked in to the Hyatt and went for some window shopping down Robson. I used to LOVE going to Robson and shopping in every store. I think I have just grown up a bit and don’t get caught up with all the name brands like I used too. We did share a tiger butter caramel apple which is one of my favorite things and I did enjoy going to the huge Chapter’s kids book section. I bought Livi a book! A mom’s life… enjoying shopping for the kids more than herself! I don’t mind 🙂
We drove down to The Fish House in Stanley Park for a relaxing, late, delicious dinner and even more delicious creme brule dessert before heading back to the hotel for the night. We got to sleep late but got to sleep in without a 2 year old to wake us up! After check out, and Starbucks, we had crepes for breakfast at the Market on Granville Island. There was a Children’s Festival going on at Granville, so I felt a little guilty with out Livi. It was fun to look at all the toys and art though!
We got home just in time to put Livi down for her nap and get a little more sleep in our selves. It was such a nice, relaxing date night and felt really good for our marriage. We’ve been doing really well but it is always nice to take some time to devote to each other for good conversation and loving 🙂 We are celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary this summer and I don’t feel any itch…yet 😉
Thank-you so much for arranging all this, Jon and for everything you do for us! I love you more than you know.