Thursday, Adam took the afternoon off of work! I handed Jackson over and went to the nail salon for a mani/pedi, then came home and worked in the office all afternoon! I'm pretty much caught up with work (only minor things here and there, but this week, I'm pretty much off! Yeah!)
Friday, we had MOPS in the morning and then I dropped Jackson off at Grandma Netty's and headed to the salon to get my hair cut and colored--it has been about 3 weeks overdue! Yikes! When I was done, stopped by Clinique to pick up some powder and pre-order for free gift time! Then on to pick up little man and get home to see Adam!
Saturday morning, I plan on staying in my jammy jams, picking up the house slowly, sleeping in and cuddling with Jack while Daddy was at work (not planning on leaving the house til about 3:00ish) NOPE! Adam walks in the door at 10:45 and says "You have 20 minutes to shower and get out the door, drop Jackson at your mom's and get to Massage Envy--now move!" What? I'm unloading the dishwasher here buddy--chill out! I'll get to you when all the forks are put away! Apparently, my cell phone died in the middle of the night--battery dead. Adam had tried to book me a massage earlier in the week, but they were booked, but I guess they called him at the last minute with a cancelation and since I wasn't answering my phone for him to let me know, he had to come all the way home from the office and then run back to the office! Ahh! So I hurried and threw some clothes on--no shower, no makeup--and run out the door. Jackson is still in his jammies and with bed head that is sticking straight up--oh well!
I get to the massage place, which this one I had never been to, I typically go to South Shore Spa (love them!) but Adam would never have known that, and ME was cheaper, so what the heck. Well, my masseus is a 69 year old lady that freaking TALKED THE ENTIRE TIME! I know all about her freaking divorce and 42 year old son that's she's put through 9 years of college, etc etc etc and the Chinese man she's learning all her techniques from....she got all the knots out of my back, but come on!! But I did enjoy it, I felt much better afterwards! Thank you Honey!
So I get home, not knowing that Adam wanted to get the hell out of town in a HURRY! Here's a tip people: don't rush me! I don't like being rushed! Especially when it involves packing! Keep that in mind if you travel with me! Thanks! So Adam's on my butt that, "we have to leave", "throw some clothes in a bag"--"do you really need that?" "How many shoes are you taking?" "Can I take this bag to the car yet?" On and on and on...I'm so irritated at this point. So what do I do--yell at him! Of course. Here he is doing something nice for me and I get mad and pissy. Good Lord....
We FINALLY get on the road--after getting mad because anything I want to take is wrinkled, which would require ironing, which requires time, and apparently, I didn't have any. So, to make me happier, Adam stops and gets me a Fresh Fruit Slush at Sonic! Ahh! Thanks Honey!
We get to the hotel--the Crowne Plaza downtown! It's so nice! They have Tempurpedic (Posturpedic as Adam calls them) mattresses and they even provide a sleep packet with a CD, mask, lavender spray--so cool! We hurry and check-in, then head to the Aquarium Downtown (we thought we'd kill some time--which I didn't have earlier--and walk around down there since we'd never been!) We took the shuttle down and took some pics of each other and the scenery. Then we walked along the bayou on the way back. We also found out about the Duck Races--which we will be attending with Jackson! Fun!
So we get back to the hotel and I have SOO MUCH TIME TO GET READY!! YEAH!! Full hair and makeup, here we come! And going out makeup at that! Adam freaks a little when I wear dark eye makeup--he doesn't like it. But tonight was my night, and I was wearing and fun little dress and heals and big Texas hair--and DARK eyes! (dark for me anyway!)
We met up with our friends, Jeff and Alicia for dinner. Then, on to Howl at the Moon! It's a dueling piano bar in Midtown--so awesome! Great music, good drinks, lots of dancing! My 3 favorite girls--Rachel, Elizabeth, and Lindsey--were there! Adam had planned the evening ahead of time and called them! I was so happy to see them and so glad it was a small intimate birthday. The girls all came with gifts too! (which I had told Adam no gifts!) VS lotion and wash from Liz, a cutie top and Love Spell bag from Rachel, and a bottle of wine from Lindsey called "Bitch"! I freaking loved it! It's a really pretty bottle too--I'm saving it for our next girls night at my house (October 19th, 2nd Annual Wine Chocolate Friendship--be there!) I had SOO MUCH FUN!! Basically, at the bar, you pay to request songs and they get people on stage and embarrass them...and I told Adam there was no way in hell I was going up there, so save your freaking money. Well, my BFFs got in on the scheme. In college, my sorority did a skit/dance to Sweet Home Alabama. I was in the front row during rush and I had my own little way of doing the dance. To this day, it's "my" dance and I do it every time we go out. My friends make fun, I don't care! I have a booty and I'll stick it out if I want to! HA! So, the song come one and I am bombarded by all 3 of them, pushing me to the stage. Well, I got up there, on my own, by myself, and danced my little dance--and Adam got it all of video. But it was fun!!
We closed the bar down, said goodnight to the manager (who is one of Elizabeth's client for KHOU) and had her drive us to our hotel--where we CRASHED! I was so tired! But, I had a blast, and I don't get to do that too often (2 weekends in a row for us, that's a record!)
We got up the next morning and had breakfast at the hotel--then HOME TO SEE MY BABY! When I got there, Jackson had a present for me--a Little Tykes Elmo camera (really for him)! And we had a repeat of Aunt Tacey's birthday--I got a Chi (the generic from Sally's that's about 1/2 the price and wonderful!) Straightner and a Magic Bullet (as seen on TV) blender! Grandma Jane came down and we had steaks and salad and strawberry cake! It was a great weekend. Thank you Adam for planning such a great mini-getaway! I love those one day trips! And I love you! (but it is nice to come home to the little guy, huh?!)
I made a slideshow, b/c there are just too many pics to post! Enjoy! I made them a little funkier than usual--to keep with the theme of Party Like A Rock Star! As I did....