So like two weeks ago Matt and I entered a contest via the ever holy Instagram for a free night's stay & brunch at the Grand America (you know, that 5 star fancy hotel downtown. Like the nicest place we've ever stayed because we are cheap and usually stay in like... hostels.) And HOLLER. WE WON!! We're such winners. It was the best news. And we decided to use it asap while downtown is all festive and Christmasy (and before I get even more pregnant... and then have a newborn.)
And it's funny that I'm blogging about this wonderful, romantic weekend with just us two because we are totally cranky face at each other tonight. But that's just normal, huh? We take the highs with the cranks! And maybe after we both take a chill pill and see tons of happy pictures then we'll come around from crankytown and visit happyville again. Or something annoying and cheesy like that.
So yeah. It was a really great weekend together and boy howdy! Fancy! That Grand America is quite the place. We checked in and geeked out over the bathroom and balcony view right away, and then headed out to eat sushi & potsticker appetizers mingled with Christmas lights and hand holding and window shopping. We caught the train back to the hotel, but not before stopping at Spitz to get some donor kebabs for dinner. We ate in our foyer overlooking our french doors and then I took a nice long bath in a tub that actually covered my round belly. Sweet, sweet tub. How I miss thee.
We slept soundly (well, Matt did. I sort of am not sleeping through the night no matter where I am) and then leisurely woke up to a huge Sunday Brunch. All on their dime! What a treat! Food was great, company was greater, and the bill at the end was greatest (we spent $8 total.)
Blessed be Instagram and giveaways and king size hotel beds. And grandparents!! EZ stayed & sugar high'd at his grandparent's house and had the freakin' best time. He cried when we drove home and begged to go back... so we'd call this a win win win sitch. #srslysoblessed