Our weekend away was a belated Christmas gift to my parents. Instead of buying them a present to put under the tree, my siblings and I blocked off a weekend on our calendars to get everyone together in the same place as our “gift”. (We did this two years ago in Coralville, and just check out those photo of me pregnant and snuggling Colin in this post.)
Upon John’s recommendation, we booked rooms at Hotel Renvovo in Urbandale. John has stayed here a few times for work in the last six months and had nothing but praise for the unique, urban farm inspired design of the hotel. If you’re a Chip and Joanna fan, you should stay at this hotel. The decor fits the area because it’s located right next to The Machine Shed and Living History Farms.
While I was worried about a snowstorm hitting the weekend of our preplanned vacation, I didn’t think about illness. Unfortunately Tony and Ashley’s family had to sit the weekend out due to the flu. They were definitely missed. Is it spring yet?!
Even though our pool time took place indoors this spring break, I just needed to get out of town to reset. Mission accomplished and I’m in a better place mentally than I was three days ago. I’m praising God for spring break and so sorry for anyone in education who doesn’t have this luxury. I know I’ll go back to school next week a better and more patient teacher.