Sunday, October 28, 2007

Our anniversary celebration

After we found out about Tristan on August 15th my doctor asked that I not travel further than 1 hour from the hospital, in that the statistics for Trisomy 18 has a 50% rate of babies not making it to full-term. Well, we already live 30 minutes from the hospital, so technically I can't go far. Because we knew this back in August we went ahead and booked a hotel locally so that we could still celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary in that normally we spend our anniversary out-of-town, for a week, but this year we had to celebrate differently. We stayed at the Casa Monica Hotel, which is actually right around the corner from our new house (hey, I can travel that far!). Our anniversary celebration included dinner at the hotel's 95 Cordova, a horse-buggy ride, one night stay, in-room dining for breakfast and a surprise gift from the hotel - chocolate covered strawberries (just what any pregnant girl wants, chocolate!). We had an incredible weekend together and it was great to have some "alone time"! We love our 2 boys dearly and love being a mom and dad but there is just something about getting dressed up for dinner and a weekend getaway that makes you feel refreshed and renewed again! We felt as though we really needed this time alone this year because we are only 6 1/2 weeks from Tristan being born and once he is here, due to the uncertainty of his precious little life, we will not want to be away from him or from our 2 boys.

Anne Bradstreet (c.1612-1672) wrote: "If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee. If ever wife was happy in man, Compare with me, ye women, if you can. I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold, Or all the riches that the East doth hold. My love is such that rivers cannot quench, Nor ought but love from thee give recompense. Thy love is such I can no way repay; The heavens reward thee manifold I pray. Then while we live, in love let's so persevere, That when we live no more, we may live ever."

1 comment:

Angie Luce said...

i'm so glad you and Trayc got to enjoy a nice weekend! It's so hard to believe that time is running short before we get to meet our little babies, and I think it is great to rest and relax all you can now. It's good to celebrate even in the middle of everything.