Monday, January 26, 2009

it has been TOO long...

Some of you might know....but I am here in Austin with Toby at one of his conventions. While he is at the meetings...I am getting to rest, workout, read magazines, and BLOG....
Last night Toby and I went to a wonderful restaurant....FOGO de CHAO it was wonderful...fun and I totally recommend that if you are in Austin (and have some extra money to spend on a great meal) this is SOOO worth it...... I will be surprised if we don't have to get lunch there today..haha...
We went and had a great time last night even after our meal...

But while we were on our "date" we realized that we have not been away from our kids....for about 5 years....way to long..... I was also talking to Toby that I haven't even been shopping without my kids or having to rush back for something in about 3 years..... and girls that is not healthy. You appreciate your family and yourself much more if you take some time with you. And you never know...your family might even appreciate YOU more....

I have wonderful parents that WERE volunteered to keep the kids for a couple of days while I am here in Austin. Let's just say they are great and worth their weight in gold.

One thing I did do it go get my foot properly measured for tennis shoes....and they did a great job for Toby....but mine SUCK (pardon my language....) but I have heard they will take them back....my feet were hurting...my knees were killing me...and my toes were going numb....I think something is wrong. It is foggy here in Austin...so I will just wait for Toby to get back from meetings and maybe by that time it will be nicer....One thing I have enjoyed about Austin (other than 6th street) is seeing everyone walking, running, playing with their kids at the park...

I will keep you informed with the weekend away with my husband..and no kids....
DON'T wait this long....but it is worth it....

6 comments:

Marci said...

Austin is one of my favorite places...I love it so much. So glad you and Toby were able to get away for a few days.

Amanda KP said...

i am so happy for you two!! enjoy this time together!!!!!! keep blogging 'cause i can pretend i am there when i read your blog!! ;)

a cowgirl at heart said...

I was wondering how you got to Austin and back in one day and managed to run, too! Gotcha...you stayed! Ha! Have fun! Austin is one of my FAVORITE cities! But I must say, I think your hubby is getting to see it way too much in the next couple of months!

allie nelson said...

have fun!

i had no idea that you were actually getting woman of the year....that is so great! i'm proud of you....you deserve it!

Coach Botos said...

Congrats on the honor and being away w/your hubby. Its tough to get away from your kids but when you do its well worth it...have fun!!!

get a tattoo!!!

Ember Bradstreet Keith said...

You guys should ALL--Amanda and Botos and Tuckers--go to Coaches Outreach--only 100 for a weekend stay at some great places and a great marriage refresher..check it out!

And I'm glad Steph that you got to go to Austin... Toby is so talented and I'm glad you can share this with him..my parents rave about him from Wheeler and our principal thinks so highly of him-we love our PRIDE program..She said his name and at inservice several years ago and I was like..I know him.. small world..

Congrats on your honor too--a coach's wife is a hard job,but worth it..