Thursday, August 22, 2013


Usually my birthday's are pretty quiet. This birthday was not. It was GREAT!! I spent 4 fun filled days with nothing but me, my husband and my kids. So let me take you on a tour of my weekend!

Friday August 2nd - 

Woke up crabby, went to work from 9am - 2pm and then the fun began!!
We dropped off the kids at a wonderful friends house for a sleepover around 3pm and then Matt and I sped the heck out of there!!

We drove up to Cleveland. We booked a nice hotel room for the night. Just the two of us. Upon check in I asked where the hot tub was and was told it was by the pool. I inquired about the cleanliness of the hot tub and was told they keep it VERY clean.

<jump to 10 minutes later> Standing at the pool area and guess what?? NO HOT TUB!! Are you kidding me? Why lie to me? Why make up some big story about how they keep it very clean? Very Very Very RUDE!

So anyways back to my evening. We chilled. We watched TV. Then we went to the Melting Pot for dinner. This is my all time favorite place to eat. It's quiet. It's slow paced. And did I mention it was quiet.

Here is the new dress that Matt bought me while walking around waiting for our reservation.

Main Course!! YUMMMMMMMY!!

My handsome husband. I love taking pictures of him like this.

After dinner we headed back to the hotel. We chilled some more, watched more TV and made a quick run to the gas station for snacks. It was pretty awesome to have just some me and him time.

Saturday August 3rd - 

This day started pretty early. During this weekend I was also on call for my job (I do on site drug and alcohol testing). When my phone rang at 730 in the morning I knew it was a call. Lucky for me it was a Cleveland call and I was about 5 minutes away!!

Blah, blah, blah - moving on.

We picked up our kiddos about 11am. We headed home to quickly clean up the house, do some laundry and pack for the races!!

We headed down to the Summit Motorsports Raceway to watch some races.

The kids had a blast!! They loved the loud roar of the cars. They loved being able to get up close. Just a great day!!!

After the races we stopped for some dinner and headed home. We finally got home around 10pm. We all crashed pretty quickly. We knew we had a big day ahead of us!

Sunday August 5th

Up at 630am, out of the house by 7am. Ugh. We headed off to NIAGARA FALLS, ON!!! Matt and I finally both had passports so we figured, Hey, why not!

We made it to the border around 1030am. We had to make a pit stop since all of us were bursting at the seams! While we were stopped, my amazing husband stopped to help a lady with her car. This set us back about 1/2 hour. Oh well, that's my great hubby.

We finally made it. We parked. We got walking.

First thing we did was head down to the Falls to go on the Maid of the Mist. It was soooooo awesome!

After the boat we walked, we ate, we walked some more and we ate some more. We did take the kids to the Rainforest Café for lunch - they totally loved it!

totally semi-creepy picture!
Anyways, trying not to drag this post are few more pictures then I am outta here!
Outside the Hershey store - yummy!

Harley store

I totally wanted to stop and get a tattoo!!

Landon took this picture. He just had to. He said the bottle and the ketchup were different then back in Ohio...LOL
And I'm done - there is my little mini vacation. We spent the night in Niagara Falls Sunday night, we got up early and drove home Monday just in time to start football / cheer practice!!