Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Most Wonderful Husband Ever!

Two weekends ago, Chris surprised me with a mini weekend getaway in DC for our 5th Anniversary.  We live 35 miles from the nation's capital, and yet we rarely go there.  Maybe it's because we sit in that traffic while commuting to work every day.  Maybe it's because we were dragged there 53 times as kids with our parents when our relatives came into town and wanted to see the monuments.  Whatever the reason for staying away, I have to admit, I loved playing tourist for a couple of days.  I loved leaving work at home and just enjoying uninterrupted time with my husband, which is a rare commodity for us these days.  (Okay, I confess, I was emailing and working from my phone on our way into the city.  But, then I put it away for the rest of our time there!  Um, I promise!)

We scarfed down chili half smokes and cheese fries at Ben's Chili Bowl, dined at The Caucus Room on the best filet I've had since our honeymoon in Hawaii, rode atop an open double decker tour bus around the city, and had a filling fish & chips dinner and proper pints at Fado, one of the most authentic Irish pubs I've been to in DC. 

It felt so good to spend lots of quality time with the man who stands behind my dreams and choices 100%; who understands that I don't have time to cook dinner these days; who plucks my gray hairs as I sigh and groan about getting older; who always listens and is eager to hear what I have to say; who gives the best advice and encouragement; who helps me clean the house and sometimes does it all on his own when I'm too swamped to share in the responsibility; and who I know I could never live without!

So, thank you, Chris, for planning our mini-escape, and for being the most amazing husband ever!  I wouldn't be who I am and couldn't do what I do without you!

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  1. This might just be my favorite out of all of your blog posts.;) Amazing pictures and I loved hearing about your special "trip". ;)

  2. Love the picture of the Lincoln Memorial. Sounds like you had a great weekend.


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