Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cupid's got nothing on Mike.

For Valentines Day Mike and I planned on going out to dinner and maybe a movie. Sabrina was going to come over and watch the kids for a few hours. When she arrived, we headed out the door and decided we wanted to eat somewhere downtown.

We couldn't decide where to eat so we thought we would just park and walk around for awhile. Mike found a great spot... right in front of the Oxford Hotel in the valet parking. I of course quickly pointed out he must have missed the "valet" sign and we could not park here. Instead of moving the car, he gets out and tells me to get out and hands the driver our keys and pulls a bag out of the trunk.

I just kept repeating "What did you do?" with a completely cheesy grin on my face. Last week we were downtown for a friend's birthday and we passed by the hotel and I glanced inside and mentioned I would love to stay their sometime. Somehow without me ever knowing he arranged my sister to watch the kids all night and most of the next day, book a room at the Oxford, and pack a bag without forgetting anything I would need.

This was the first time we have ever had the opportunity to spend an entire night away from our kids since we had them. That is over 3 years ago! We had a great time. We went to several different restaurants, hung out in our awesome room, browsed their fantastic personal library (I could stay there a week and do nothing but read), we ordered room service, we slept in with no kids calling for us or demanding breakfast, we woke up to snow, ate breakfast at 11:00 and then went to see Avatar 3D.

This was the best Valentines Day ever! I still can't believe he planned it without me ever having a clue.

The Oxford Hotel- Built in 1891

Our room!