Monday, November 7, 2016

Our Relaxing Get-A-Way! 10 Year Anniversary

Ten years and four kids later you know what you need?

A get-a-way.

And that's exactly what we did.

This weekend Josh and I celebrated 10 years
by getting a sitter and enjoying a staycation-vacation at Artisan Lakes.


We rented a chic log cabin on the lake! It was literally 30 minutes from our house!

After checking in, we headed to our dinner reservations at the Hilltop Restaurant.  The restaurant is on site, which was super convenient. It was super yummy, too! Friday night they have a Seafood buffet! Do I know the way to his heart or what!?


When we arrived back to the cabin it was dark. Being right on the water, I always worry about lions, and tiger, and bears.... oh, and alligators, too. So I hurried in side, and jumped in the shower.


Josh had to run back out to the car and opened the door and immediately screamed like a 12 year old girl.


Did I forget to mention that the door automatically locks when its closed?
You have to access it with a 6 digit code.

Josh couldn't remember the code.


And Josh forgot the paper with the code in the cabin.

So there he is screaming like a girl on the porch and I'm in the shower. I took my time debating on whether to get out and rescue him. He was screaming, so I knew he was still alive...

And what do you know? As soon as I decided to let him in, the screaming stops.


I open the door  and there Josh is with a big fat raccoon he has befriended. They were literally swinging on the porch swing together.


I then scream like a twelve year old girl  and slam the door.


 I decided to watch from the window as Josh fed his friend, Rocky.

The next morning they picked us up in a carriage to take us to breakfast! It was so relaxing and cool outside!

They failed to mention that the carriage is a one-way trip.

On the way there, we were telling the driver about how we seen a baby alligator the night before at dinner. She informed us that "Grand-Dad" lives in the lake that we are staying on and he his HUGE! She said he looks like a horse coming out of the water.

Greeeeat. Now I'm not scared at all.

On the walk back we spotted Grand-Dad in the lake. He was far, far away from us but it was enough to seriously freak me out!


"Josh, what if he follows us home!? I swear hes looking right at us!" I said.

"He probably will, better watch out!"

"I'm serious! I was reading about alligators and it said they will stalk their pray!"I gasped.

Sidenote: I have no clue if that is true. I didn't really read that, I just wanted Josh to be half as scared as I was.
Spoiler Alert: It didn't work.

"I bet you did read that! And I bet you also read that they'll see ya later, too, huh?" he chuckled.

It wasn't funny to me.
In case you are wondering... we made it back to the cabin safely.

And we literally took a six hour nap! It was glorious!


When we woke up we got ready and headed to the Alabama Coushatta Casino.


We played some machines, Josh immediately was down $40. I put $20 in and with in 20 minutes I won $400 and cashed out!


We then headed to Humble to do some shopping.


On the way home I kept telling Josh how scared I was. What if Grand-Dad was at our cabin waiting in the woods for us?

When we got back I made Josh park as close to the steps as he could get and I ran to the cabin! And as soon as I reached the deck I heard the loudest hiss I have EVER heard!


And I'm not kidding when I say Grand-Dad was at our cabin!!! I have never screamed so much!


We spent the next few minutes feeding him the half a dozen fortune cookies I grabbed at Pei Wei. It was kind of cool to feed it!


And if that wasn't cool enough, Sunday we woke up to turtles at our deck!


And a massive alligator snapping turtle! So cool!!

Overall we really enjoyed our little get-a-way. I cant remember the last time we spent the night somewhere with out our little rug-rats. Even though it was just two nights, we missed them a lot!
Here is to 10 more years, Joshy-poo! I sure am glad you picked me. Love you!