Thursday, February 18, 2010

Queen for a Week (that's me!)

As most of you know, last Sunday was Valentines Day. Travis is famous (in our house at least) for doing candy trails. This year he did not let us down. On Sunday morning me and Audrey woke up to our own. He started a trail from our bedroom door, and one from Audrey's door and they met above the stairs and then all the way down the stairs to a HUGE pile of different kinds of candy. This is a tradition that was started by him back in our dating days. This picture is from our first Valentines Day together...ever (it was back at college).
Amidst the pile of candy was a heart shaped box containing more candy (we really like candy here) and next to that was a little coupon book. Enclosed was this:
  • one week of him putting both kids down every night
  • one week of him doing all of the dishes, including wiping the table and counter
  • one week of back rubs (he has gotten really good at them, and they usually last for over an hour!)
  • one week of him picking up the house

and the best one...

  • one week of him getting up with Phoenix every night

I don't think that anyone but Mom's could fully appreciate this gift. I cannot tell you how nice it is to be taking it a little easier this week (and be a little lazy), and to go to sleep at night knowing that I am going to get to stay asleep the whole night. Thankfully Phoenix has actually been sleeping through the night every night this week, but even being "on call" as we refer to it causes you to have interrupted sleep. So, the reason why I titled this post "Queen for a week" is because that is what I feel like.

I love you Trav!


Wii are the Nelsons said...

what a great tradition and what awesome coupons! the problem if Mike gave me that coupon is that he doesn't hear James - thankfully James is finally sleeping through the night. Enjoy being pampered!

Tatum said...

Wow! What a lucky girl you are. Do you think you could have Travis call Kyle... give him a few pointers. I would be satisfied with just the candy trail, but that coupon book...!

Monson Family II said...

That has to be one of the best traditions EVER! I think I want to do candy trails next year! And awesome coupons! yay! enjoy your week off!!! :)