Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Celebrating a decade

Yesterday, January 17th, was our 10th wedding anniversary. Last year when we were at the Bahamas and thinking about how we were going to celebrate the milestone event, we discussed going back to where we had our honeymoon in Jamaica.

Obviously, being in the middle of chemo, I decided that it wouldn't be best if we ventured out of the country to warmer climates.

So we got to hang out in sub-zero temperatures in downtown Minneapolis.

With Sara watching our kids, we were free to do whatever we wanted for 2 days and nights. I booked us a room at an artsy boutique-type hotel, we ate dinner at some nice places, had drinks at some fun spots, listened to some jazz, watched a movie, had a couples massage, navigated the skyways of downtown, and just relaxed in our hotel room.

It wasn't Jamaica, but it was still fun. Cold...but fun.

Our room had 2 bathrooms! Check out those funky sinks and blue glass tile. The floors were heated, and the larger bathroom had a flatscreen right in front of the toilet, plus a large rainshower.

With dark wood floors, minimalist decorating and orginal art, we at first had a hard time feeling "cozy" in our room. But the we soon "warmed up" to the cool interior and didn't want to say goodbye to our museum-like place.

The hotel had a really awesome courtyard with a funky ice bar housed in what looked like a square freeezer. Ironically, they had to shut the icebar down because it was just too cold!

We thought we'd warm up at the hottest place one can think of.

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At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

those sinks are cool..but i'm not impressed with the furniture. anyways...looks like fun!


At 9:12 PM, Blogger Undomestic said...

I'll post the art pictures I took tomorrow (along with my highly educated commentary of each one!)

At 12:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 10th Anniversary! Our 10th is this July- I doubt we'll be traveling anywhere but it will be hot here at least (July in Utah is HOT)Looks like you had fun- I looked at the links and only recognize Solera- the other places must be new? The ice bar sounds interesting- cold, but interesting!

At 9:16 AM, Blogger Jumper 2.0 said...

Happy 10th Anniversary.

I have considered Chambers for a little getaway but nurses make a lot less than doctors. ;-)

I'm glad you had fun. I am sure that we will be hearing something warmer for you next year.

At 1:43 PM, Blogger wiferhood said...

Happy 10th Anniversary!

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

Happy 10th Anniversary! Glad you guys could get away. What an idea...an ice bar.

At 4:56 PM, Blogger Jaye said...

Happy 10th Anniversary! Looks like a cool (no pun intended) place to stay!

At 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Happy 10th Anniversary! Glad to see Max (Melvin) in more pictures!

Love you much,
Auntie Nita

At 3:57 PM, Blogger mi said...

Happy 10th anniversary!! Sometimes it's not where you celebrate, but the fact that you do. I expect the Bahama's will be there for your 11th. Then you just need to an extra year's worth of partying!


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