Thursday, February 28, 2008

Family Update

Many of you know that I celebrated a birthday 11 days ago. It was great. Brian gave me a great gift this year.....time! We went over night for the first time in three years (not counting camping one night last summer...because...well it's camping.) Brian's mom, Vera Lu, came to stay with the kids. She had help with Regan from Julie and Lil. So, we went to Chicago for 30 hours without kids!
We stayed at the Cass in downtown Chicago. It was beautiful. I felt like I was in a movie. The room was small but that made it even more romantic. If you have a family you know that when you stay in a hotel with the whole family you have to have space. When you stay with your husband on a romantic getaway you want to be as close as possible. We ate on Saturday night at a beautiful Italian Restaurant that I don't know the name of. It was the best dining experience of my life...great food...great cappuccino....great company. We had a great time there for two hours! So fun.....

We also went to the Art Museum and went to see Wicked at the Ford Theater. It makes an interesting statement about evil..so it is much more than just a play about the Wizard of Oz. It was really great and I would recommend it to anyone if it comes to your city. Brian referred to the whole weekend as adult Disneyland because we just did things we like. We got to sleep in until eight o'clock because Grandma Vera gave the 4 am medicine dose!

I feel blessed that I got to spend 30 hours in the company of this man. What a blessing to have a marriage where you like your mate and prefer to be with them rather than anyone else. No experience is a great if he isn't there. I am glad to be in the place in our relationship where we know each other so well...to be known and loved deeply in the knowing has a powerful affect of my mind and soul.

Also wanted to share that Brian's brother and my sister in law Paul and Tiffany had their baby. "William Brian Mills" was born yesterday! We are so happy to have little Liam in our family. We needed another boy to bring balance to the family. I know Brennan and Ashlyn are excited to have him as apart of their lives. What a blessing being born is...to those who are born and all those who experience new life. It makes my heart sing "Look what God can do!" Brian and I can't wait to go to KC to get our hands on him. He is a blessed young man to be born to such great parents and I will remind him of that for the rest of his life.

5 comments:

amyjo said...

great--I was hoping you would recap the weekend! Looks like you had a great time...

KimG said...

Glad you both had such a great time! Chicago is a great place to have a romantic getaway. I wondered about that musical as well. Not that I'll have a chance to go see it anytime soon. I think Kylar's brother was going to be in that but his agent told him to turn it down. Oh, never mind that was Hairspray! I am so out of touch with the world it isn't even funny!!

Lisa B said...

Chantell, What a great experience for you and Brian! We got to see Wicked in London (missed it the 2 times it's been through Dallas) and it really is an exceptional musical.
Have a great weekend!

Mandy said...

oh, so glad you posted about chicago! i'm so glad you had that time with brian to just be by yourselves and enjoy each other. you deserve it!

Elizabeth said...

We've never met, but I was introduced to your family last through a friend when Regan was so sick. Since then, when I visit your blog on occasion I'm always encouraged by your transparency in your relationship with God. Thank you for sharing your heart!

On a separate note... I also saw Wicked last month for my birthday and am still processing through all that God is teaching me in relation to the emptiness of a lost world that is searching for a significance that can only be found in the Giver of Life. Glad to hear that you enjoyed Wicked also!