Well we're home, in really round about way from Whidbey Island. What a fantastic weekend!
First let me say thank you again to Chris and Ronnie (although more Ronnie because Chris had to work, although I'm sure he would have preferred to have been home!) for taking Duncan for the weekend. Although absurd to many parents out there, it took us a while to build up to the "leave the kid with someone else for the weekend" stage. It might come naturally to some people, but not us. While it was nice to get "us" time, it was certainly not because we needed a break from Duncan. But it was also good for him to try it out. Ronnie says over all he did awesome, although he didn't sleep well last night- he was quite restless, and probably b/c he missed Mommy and Daddy.
So, we took off Friday morning and stopped at Bellis Faire for some shopping (yay shopping!). It was good to get some of that stuff done, although we ended up heading out from the mall later than planned.
We got to the cabin around 5 PM after stopping for groceries on the way. What a fantastic little place. I would recommend this cabin to anyone and Sandy who owns the place has is to nicely decorated and well stocked. I can not think of a single thing that we needed that they did not have. We made dinner that night instead of going out. In the morning Bill made me pancakes (thanks dear!) and then we sat on the back deck, which looks over the water, and drank our coffee and read.
Around 11 Am we headed into town where there was a Farmers Market going on. We ended up buying several paintings from a local artist - just gorgeous work, and very affordable! We gave one to Mom for Mother's Day and are going to have one framed for our living room. We felt so adult - we bought art! We then wandered around Coupeville for a bit, and then took some sandwiches back to the cabin for lunch. We read, vegged, watched some awful movies on tv, and then took a walk along the beach. Instead of going out for dinner, we decided to get take out (we're not really restaurant people when it's the two of us) and finally watched the Simpsons Movie which we'd bought a while back. Spider pig Spider pig...
This morning we were up and on our way pretty early. One thing about the cabin was that the bed was almost too soft for us, so we didn't sleep well. And since we were missing our boy we decided to get on our way. We were home before 11! Just worked out well with the drive, the border line up, the Albion Ferry.
After grabbing Duncan we spent the afternoon at Mom and Dad's for Mother's Day. It was a nice and relaxing afternoon.
We took tomorrow off. yay!
Tanya and Andre - we're thinking of you both tonight and wish you a happy and healthy delivery of Peanut. I look forward to good news tomorrow. God bless you.