Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Anniversary in December :)

On May 21st of this year, Brent and I were walking into my regularly scheduled OB appointment with Dr. Beaird. We were excited about our ultrasound that day and not expecting any major changes from the two weeks prior. Boy, were we in for a shock. After viewing the ultrasound, Dr. Beaird was concerned about my cervical reserve and placed me on home bed rest effective immediately after I was able to wrap things up at work. We knew bed rest was a possibility, but I wasn't expecting it at 16 weeks!
We had plans to celebrate our three year anniversary Friday night of that weekend in Fort Worth. Brent had reservations for a nice dinner at Ruth's Chris and we were staying at the Fort Worth Hilton for two nights since my great friends Derric and Hayley Smith were getting married on Saturday, May 23rd.
I left that appointment in shock and in a panic. I was worried about my babies, about my job, about everything pretty much. I was SO looking forward to that wedding!!! I called Derric on my way home from the appointment (he was helping make out place cards - what a good groom :)) and I broke down crying telling him we wouldn't be able to make it to the wedding. Of course, he understood and was very supportive. (Thank you Derric and Hayley for sending us a copy of your wedding DVD...it made me feel like I was there with you after all.)
Brent called to cancel our dinner reservations and also called to cancel our non-refundable hotel reservations. Brent doesn't understand the term "non-refundable." He spoke to a manager at the Fort Worth Hilton and explained our situation and they refunded our payment for the room without a problem. If you are looking for a hotel in the downtown Fort Worth area, try the Hilton...very good service, very nice people. :)
Our anniversary celebration ended up being us in bed watching tv. Awesome.
We decided it was time to make up for canceling our plans in May with a trip to Fort Worth this past weekend. We lined up babysitters (Thank you again Gran and Pam) and headed to the city for a day and night to do whatever we wanted. Brent made reservations for us at Ruth's Chris and schedule a massage for me at the Omni spa, which was so great! We went to a movie at the Movie Tavern downtown Saturday afternoon and overall just had a great time being together for a weekend. It was nice to get out of town and spend some quality time as a couple, but I missed our girls. :) It was my first time to be away from them for more than a few hours and I had a hard time with it. I wouldn't even let Brent stop somewhere to have breakfast on Sunday morning...drive-thru was all I would go for so we could get back to see the girls. We are planning a week-long trip to Destin, Florida with our supper club group for next summer and I don't know how I am going to handle being away from the girls for an entire week.


  1. They could not be more Beautiful. What a Blessing.

  2. aww so glad you guys got to make up that weekend! We wish you could have been there, but missing it for those precious girls was definitely worth it:) love you all!