The Westin is famous for its giant "heavenly" beds. Yes, they're giant and yes they're heavenly... I had to show them off :)
Awww.... this is the top layer of our wedding cake... it got a little smashed in the car... but it was still the best dang cake ever!
Like I said in the title to this post, 100 bucks doesn't get you too far- and in our case it didn't even cover our dinner... We ate at this super fancy resturaunt in the hotel called "Dema." It was good enough I guess, but when the bill came I about threw up everything I had just eaten... blah- for 2 of us our bill was over 90 bucks... there went our winnings!!!
As for our night in the actual hotel room, we ate our anniversary cake- (every year we get the top layer of our cake remade by the same guy who made our wedding cake... we're such saps!) exchanged cards and rented one of those "still in theater" movies. It really was very relaxing and we had some great bonding time :)
In the morning we put on these robes and walked around our room like we were kings and queens or something! We ordered this monstrous breakfast feast and ate in our pjs which was fun. And then the time came to check out and leave our fantasy world behind.
Today, I was slapped back into reality real quick- the house is a filth pot- floors need to be swept/mopped, there are groceries that need to be bought and I have a screaming, teething child clinging to my leg. I've got her morning applesauce stuck to my shirt and that nasty formula stink in my hair. Diapers are piling up in that dang diaper genie (why the heck they call it a genie is beyond me- don't genies make things disappear??? Because every single one of those smelly diapers is packed in there, waiting for me to dump them...) Welcome to mommyhood right? :) Ughh as unglamorous and filthy, stinky and frustrating as being a mom can be, it is REAL. And thats something that for so long has eluded me... I have this ultimate responsibility to raise a child and even though it scares the hell out of me, its something that I open with welcome arms and a learning spirit. So enough of the fantasy getaways and island dreaming... its time to be real with what I've got... and what I've got is more fulfilling than anything I could get from money or wealth.
Sorry to get so deep at the end of all that- I guess I should have just said I missed Maeve and am glad to be home fulfilling all my mommy duties. :)