July 4th weekend was awesome. On our way to KC MO we stopped at Cassoday, KS which had a sign stating that they were the prairie chicken capital of the world. Nothing was open, we got a picture of the sign and moved on to Emporia and found a cafe that was open so we could get breakfast. We had been driving since 3:30 that morning. so by 8 we were tired of being in the car and ready to get out and eat. We got done eating and headed to KC MO.
Not only did we see fireworks (two nights) we had a relaxing weekend. We went to KC MO, got there Saturday afternoon spent the afternoon in the pool and then had dinner at the Skies restaurant, it is an amazing revolving restaurant at the top of the Hyatt in KC MO. While we were finishing our dinner we got to see fireworks all around the downtown area for miles around the city. It was amazing. It was a great birthday celebration for Matt's 40th, I felt bad that I did not do anything for him with friends and family, but lately friends and family are few and far between.
We loved downtown KC MO, there were lofts everywhere for sale. If there was a position open at the KC MO Hyat we would move and live in the heart of downtown.
Matt and I got tattoo's on Monday July 5 2010. I got a cross on my wrist and Matt got Song of Solomon 6:3a on his fore arm (both on the left arm). He got "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine" in Hebrew permanetly tattoo'd on him. He is an amazing man. I love him with all my heart and more than I did when we married Oct 9 2004.
BTW, tattoo's HURT really bad...... I will not be getting another one. I barely made it through the cross. But there are no regrets. The tattoo is a physical reminder to me that Matt and I are bonded together by God and my faith in the trinity.
It is also something that Matt and I experienced together. It took a lot of thinking and talking my self into getting my self permanently marked. I am glad that I chose something that I believe in.
On Sunday morning Matt and I went to the City Market, it is a farmers market and they had other shops to buy things, restaurants and the like. It was fun. When we got back to the hotel we had a surprise in our room. Hyatt in KC MO is one of the hotels that I do the receivables for, The accounting staff had signed a card and sent a bottle of wine and some other food stuffs for Matt and I to enjoy, It was amazing. They are the best accounting staff ever.
On Sunday night we went to a movie not far from our hotel. It was great, we saw grownups and it was a good movie. We got to see fireworks from our hotel window, several miles away all around the downtown area.
Monday morning we woke up went downtown area to find a place to eat breakfast and start our day. EVERYTHING was closed except for Denny's, so we ate at Denny's then went back to the downtown area and waited for the tattoo parlor to open. Got back to the hotel around 4 that afternoon and just relaxed the rest of the day.
Tuesday morning we woke up, packed got everything ready to leave and went down to meet the accounting staff. I had talked to them lots now I had a face to put with a voice.
We visited for a bit, Matt and I went back upstairs to our room did one last sweep to make sure that we had everything and then headed on our way home.
On our way home we stopped at a winery, it was kinda small but really cool. Bought a wine glass from that stop to commemorate it. We stopped and filled up and headed home.
We stopped right after the OK border to get out of the car, have a picnic and rest outside of the car for just a bit. The breeze from the storm that was building was awesome. It was stuffy all weekend long due to the rain.
We got done with the picnic and headed home. We got back to our house around 8 that evening and pretty much went to bed.
Amazing relaxing weekend with the Man God brought to me and I would do it again (except for the tattoo, it really hurt)