We stay in hotels enough that we had earned a couple of free nights. We didn't realize that they expired. We had been kind of hoarding those nights for a weekend away with just CK and I, but the summer was crazy and we always had 1-4 kids and/or a vacation and....etc..
We were then going to use them when we visit A, but an email came stating they expire at the end of this month. YIKES! We didn't want them to go to waste and we'd already paid for a non-refundable room for CK and A a few weeks ago.
So, we decided to take K, C, and J during our weekend with them and surprise them with a night away. We had two nights, so we just used them on two rooms. They were so excited. :) We didn't do much...we didn't even go far (I am supposed to be close to the hospital just in case)...but we enjoyed some relaxing time together.
Friday night, we checked in, K unpacked, and we loved the rooms.
Then, we went out to dinner. It was difficult to get a consensus, but finally everyone decided that they could find something yummy if we did breakfast. Denny's was a couple miles away, so off we went.
All in all, though, it was a great and relaxing night and it is always nice to get away once in a while. We get to stay frequently in hotels with A, since we stay there every time we visit, but our other three kids rarely get to so it was a huge treat. We are blessed.