Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bienvenido a Miami


I am deliriously happy today. Shaun applied to go to a medical conference in Miami. I asked him last week if he was going when I saw the application on the desk. He told me that there were a limited number of spots and you had to be selected to go. He didn't sound very optimistic. Then yesterday, he yelled from the office that he got picked and he was to go to Miami in May. He then said "wanna go"? My immediate response was "uh, yeah but I'm pretty sure we can't leave Julianne alone to watch Claire yet". :) He said "maybe your mom could come and watch the girls for us". Hmmmmm.

I called my mom. She was planning on coming in late April for a visit anyhow so I thought maybe she could just push that trip back a bit and come in May. My mom is awesome. She immediately said "of course I can...no problem...I'm there....that timing works better for me anyway." We booked our tickets about 5 seconds later.

A four day all expense paid (except for my plane ticket) trip to Miami alone with my husband - yes please! I get to go to Miami which is a place I've always wanted to go. I get to go with Shaun. I get to sleep all night, every night and sleep in everyday for FOUR days! I get to stay at this fabulous hotel. I get to sit by the pool and read a book that is not about farm animals, or ladybugs, or a cat in a hat. I get to relax knowing that my girls are taken care of by my mom.

I got so excited after we booked our tickets that I may have started playing "Miami" by Will Smith over and over and dancing around a little. Or maybe I didn't (but I did). I also immediately started wondering how I can lose 20 more pounds in a month (they do it on Biggest Loser but I don't have 6 hours a day to workout). I'm going to start the Shred immediately - what a great motivation to get in swimsuit shape!

Anybody been to Miami? What do we need to do while we're there? I have visions of renting a convertible and cruising in South Beach while blasting "I'm in Miami bit*h" (I love that song) but I'm pretty sure that we can't pull that off.

Can you tell this mama needs some R&R? Oh, and I'm pretty sure I need this bag in yellow (or maybe the green). And maybe some pretty new shoes!

11 comments:

Gerri said...

Congrats Jenn! That sounds like so much fun. So nice that you get to get away for some one on one with the hubby. I think you definitly need the bag and shoes...probably a couple new pair!

Lacey said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! How fun! Definitely the yellow bag! Aren't mom's the best?

We are going on a baby-free trip to Cali in May and I can't wait!!

Sally said...

oh how fun! I'm jealous of the sunshine you'll get and the beach! South Beach is a must see, although, I was a wimp and just enjoyed it from the car (convertible!). Take in some yummy ethnic food, for sure!

I'm flying out to Baltimore to surprise B in a few weeks - he'll be there for work for a while. Too bad you don't live there anymore!

Brittany said...

So.. heres the thing. I just moved from FL and Miami is INCREDIBLE. Just driving down by the ocean is fabulous. I loved shopping on the beach, and theres a fabulous ice cream place called jacksons.. but it may be a little out of the way. but it was crazy amazing....

You're going to have SO much fun! I am going back to visit in June, and can.not. wait! I'll be drooling over your pictures until i'm finally there... so... that means you have to take pictures :)

andiscandis said...

NICE! Never been TO Miami (just through), but if you're cruising in a convertible you might consider driving down through the Keys. They're amazing.

PS: my word verification is 'nutsons'. I'm not even going to comment.

Agnes said...

Sounds like fun! I can't even imagine right now a vacation with no kids! Can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it (can you tell I'm planning on living vicariously through your experience??)!

Allison said...

How much fun! Matt and I are headed for our first out of town trip minus Graedy since we've had him. I'm ex-ci-ted! Can't wait to see all the advice the the pics once you return!

WhisperingWriter said...

That's fantastic!!

I hope you have a great time.

Sara said...

Ack!! So fun!! Right now, I wouldn't even care WHERE I was going as long as I was going SOMEWHERE! Miami is just icing on the cake! :)

Talia said...

WHEEE!!! I'm so excited for you, Jenn!! seriously, that's AMAZING. You so deserve it too. There is nothing like escaping for a bit with one's husband. It is always MUCH-needed by us mommies. :)

Grammy said...

I'm excited to stay with your babies. Just make sure Claire is sleeping thru the night by the time I get there. :-)