And a whole lotta fun!
This weekend, Ben and I went on the ultimate get-away. Truly.
WE HAD SO MUCH FUN! And the best part, it was right here in Salt Lake City.
We left the kids in the care of Grandma JoJo on Thursday morning. She is a Saint.
Wait, let me elaborate. We left ALL THREE kids with grandma JoJo. This was a first for us. And only the second time since having kids, that Ben and I have spent a night away. Not that we don't love our children, but it was pure bliss.
So what do Becky and Ben Maynard do when they have two whole days together to do whatever the heck we want to. Well, I will tell you.
We go snow skiing at a world class resort know as Canyon's. It is unbelievable! We rode in the only "orange bubble" lift in the entire United States. And the seats on the lift were heated my friends...heated! We skied for a while, then ate a very yummy lunch in the amazing lodge, (no detail was overlooked, this place was jaw dropping cool) and then skied some more. The view was incredible, the company was perfect, and we had a great time.
We check into our hotel suite and immediately soak in the hot tub to relax our tired muscles.
We go to Olive Garden. Not just Olive Garden, but THE Olive Garden. This particular one (in Salt Lake) has a lot of meaning to us, as it was where we would eat when flying back and forth to see eachother after college but before the mission. Lots of memories and very yummy food.
We go to a movie. So nice to be on our own agenda, hold hands, and to remember the sparks we have for eachother. I sure love my hunny!
We chill in our hotel room (which was so nice) and watch TV. (something that we NEVER do)
We work out. Yup, even when on vacation, we work out. Why, because we truly do love it. It is fun to us. The gym in the hotel was great,especially the fan that was right on me during the run. aaahhhhh
We do sealings in the Salt Lake temple where we were sealed for eternity. Pretty cool huh. Even more cool, there was a blizzard outside (just like on our wedding day). Memories...precious, special and sacred memories.
We find an AMAZING deli, Gourmandise, with the best sandwiches in the world and make our tummies happy. They had pastries there that made me happy just looking at them, but we were too full. I can't imagine what they must taste like. Next time I will partake. And there WILL be a next time for sure.
We meet up with our kiddos and JoJo at Airborn, the coolest trampoline place ever! We flipped, jumped, and played. Ben completed a double front flip, and a rodeo 720
I proved that I can still do flips of my own,
and Mary did a lot of front-hand-springs.
It was a lot of fun.
Ben and I came home feeling spiritually, physically and emotionally rejuvenated. We reconnected with eachother, our love for eachother grew even more, and we vowed to make this happen a lot more often.
Ben is the perfect playmate, soul mate and husband for me. We complete eachother. I am so glad we have eachother forever and ever and ever.