Apr 14, 2011

Hot Springs, AR

Brooks and I got away for a few days on a couples retreat to Hot Springs, Arkansas! It was so nice not having any mommy responsibilities. Luckily Brooks’ parents came out to watch the boys so we didn’t have to worry about them. Here’s our house over looking the lake that we rented. It was awesome! It was 3 stories and had four master bedrooms!

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Most of us headed up on Thursday night, but we didn’t arrive until late that evening so we spent the night just hanging out at the house. Friday, the guys headed off to golf and the girls headed to lunch and the spa! I had the most awesome facial! After the spa we headed home to clean up so we could make our dinner cruise on the lake. You should have seen some of the homes that were on the lake front…amazing!

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The food was not so great, but the company was fantastic!

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anybody notice the new short do I’m sporting? It’s a lot shorter than I wanted, but it’s growing on me.

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The next day we headed to the horse races! This was the main reason for the trip. Every year we rent a suite at Lone Star Park here in Dallas so this year we thought we would do something a little different.

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Brooks was the lucky one for the day! He hit 3 trifectas. Me? Not.One.Single.Race!! Errr. After the races were over we headed through the casino just to check them out for a minute. The guys lost a quick $40 in black jack and the girls were not so lucky on the slots. Then Mr. Lucky walks over sticks $10 in the slot machine and wins $76! Say What?! We decided to go home so we could make some dinner, but we lost Brooks. All of a sudden he comes walking around the corner with a voucher for $325!! He hit it on another slot machine. He went and cashed both of his winner vouchers in and we hit the road. Can you believe that?

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Sunday morning we made the long 5 hour drive back. I couldn’t wait to see my boys. Blake looked as if he had grown in the few days I was gone and I even raced upstairs to wake Cole up from his nap just so I could love on him. Both boys were so happy to see us and we were happy to be back with our family. Hoping we can get away next year for another couples weekend!

7 sweet comments:

Lauren said...

Looks like fun! I could definitely use a couples weekend...or week.

Lyla Our Little Miracle said...

What a fabulous getaway! Ur new hair is so trendy and that little black dress with the belt and yellow sweater was a hot number! U go girl! So happy u guys were able to go away without the kids. We all need that! Xoxo

Holly said...

What an awesome trip for you guys! And I really like your hair short... super cute!

Kim said...

What a fun getaway. The weather looked amazing. I'll make sure to take Brooks when I go back to Vegas since he is so lucky! I also just read your post about Cole's show. He looked so adorable. I'll tell you a year makes a difference. Pres was not into performing until this year, now he's the ham of the class. I like your new short do!

Kara said...

Looks like so much fun and I love the picture! Was just thinking about you all this morning and wondered how you were. Glad to see all is well:)

Greene Family said...

What a fun couples retreat!! Yay for Brooks having the luck at the races and casino!
I really like your new short do - looks great!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

What a fun trip! I love your hair...and you always dress so cute too!