Friday, May 14, 2010

A perfect Saturday... Leave me a comment of what you love the best on Saturdays!

I love Saturday's. Especially when Hubs is home, that isn't something that happens often but when it does it is the best day of the week. Not for any other reason but for the simple slow pace. I love the fact that nothing is on TV Saturday mornings (if you don't have kids.) I love that most of the Saturday's I sleep in and enjoy the sunshine creeping into my bedroom through the blinds.  There is so much to love about Saturdays.....I love Morning breath..Cuddling…Bedhead…drool on the pillow from the deep sleep...Requests to scoot over…Laughing…letting the Fur Babies lay in bed with us where they snuzzle back to sleep until One of us ( mostly Hub's)  Will walk and feed the Fur Babies and bring them back to bed and we are good for a few more hours of lazy sleep. Starting the day out with a diet coke and checking emails and facebook all the while still in bed.

When I do get out of bed there is the highly anticipated Breakfast, mostly Hub's will make me pancakes in a shape of Mickey Mouse because that is what my Dad use to do for me. I love that Hub's  knows this and makes them for me because it makes me smile. 

After breakfast is followed by the visit to many of the farmers markets, we start in Poulsbo, head up to Port Townsend and then end our time in Kingston. After shopping the markets, we bring the Fur babies and visit a beach on our way back home. We always try to go out to Hansville and let the dogs play on the beach in front of the store out there. They love walking on the beach and running into the waves, while they are playing I am in a hunt for beach glass.

When we get back home, Hub's mows the lawn and I clean the house, change the sheets, doing the laundry and getting all of the things that need to be done for the upcoming week. We both try to really hurry as fast as we can this way we can sit back and relax and enjoy eachother. 

Relaxing we watch some movies…catch up on our recordings that we have on our Tivo, Now that the weather is nice again we sit by the firepit and we play in the garden's.We talk about what we think is important enough to talk about.

Spring is passing by so fast and we are now hurrying into the summer time.  With that comes lots of fun things to do on Saturday.  The busy time of the year. is here now, the sunshine makes it that much better. I have so many fun things to look forward to this summer... camping trips (we have 4 big ones planned), birthday parties,baby showers, weddings, Then next twilight movie coming out! My birthday, scrapbooking camp, Baseball games, 4th of July, BBQ's, swimming, laying in the sun. Trips to the beach. sleeping under the stars. I am so excited for this summer because I truly believe that its going to be one of the best summers I have had in a long time.
I love Saturday's when Hub's is off and not having to be running to work. These are the moments I get to steal from him. He makes me feel like a queen. I am truly madly and deeply in love with him. Saturday's spent with him is the icing on the cake. I just wish I had more.

Trip on a tank Friday, The Bellweather review!

Hotel Bellweather is only one of three hotels in Pacific Northwest to receive a 4-star rating, not knowing that before I went there to do my reviews, it was too my surprise when we made our way up to Bellingham, it felt like we drove into another world.  During our drive up there from Seattle was so amazingly beautiful,  The water sparkled liked diamond as the sunlight danced around on the top of the bay. As the road twisted and turned we came to our exit and drove down towards the hotel. The old town Bellingham is simply beautiful. It has the charm of a small town but the strength of a big city.

When we made it to our hotel I was breathless. Stepping into the hotel lobby I was immediately welcomed by the staff. The general manager took us under his wing and showed us around the property, treating us like we were the only people in the hotel. We were showed all the different rooms so we could compare the sixty six rooms that they have to offer for anyone on any budget... but if a budget is not a worry and you want to go above and beyond, do something special book the one of a kind freestanding light house shaped building its three-story’s, two bath, living room, sitting room, kitchen, Master bedroom and fun wrap around the ideal for a  romantic vacation with your loved one and is complete with a 360° observation deck with views of Bellingham Bay and the mountains. 

It’s truly the most perfect hotel located in the perfect location, with in hotel dinning, including a  onsite wine cellar, where the d├ęcor reflects Louis XIV style furniture. Just think of what your wedding party would think of you if you booked this for a  dinner. What a perfect place for a  wedding rehearsal. Enjoy a waterside wedding on the terrace overlooking the bay and marina is a perfect choice  for that special day. What would make the best setting especially during the spring & summer.

Have a boat? Then you have to drive it up to the Bellweather where you are not only welcomed but encouraged  to pull up to the Hotel’s 220’ private dock.  Having space at the Squalicum marina, that only Bellweather guests may use during their stay.  The park around the hotel has a walk way where you can roller blade, jog, walk or ride your bike. You can also do what the locals do and go fly a kite, this is the best place in Bellingham to do just that. It is a great place to bring the kids and let them blow off some energy so they can fall asleep and you can enjoy your room with a glass of wine and take in the view your room has to offer. 

The sunset changed its hues of purples, pinks, reds & oranges,  From our private balcony we were able to enjoy the San Juan Islands and Bellingham Bay, I truly enjoyed the private jetted bath tub, while still watching the TV! After watching the sunset and enjoying my bath we put the hotel bathrobes on and were able to sit and relax with a good book and wine all the while feeling the warmth of the gas fireplace to top the night off when we were ready to snuggle down in our bed with the 100% down comforters from Austria. Did I mention 100% down comforters from Austria!! Yeah it was the most comfortable bed I have ever had the pleasure to sleep in away for home.  The hotel offers all guests a continental breakfast with all the normal staples for a hotel breakfast, I was hoping for a bit more for this hotel, but I can see why they don't when they have an amazing restaurant that makes breakfast with anything your heart could wish for. 

We were able to explore downtown Bellingham and it made me think alot of a mix of Ballard, Seattle, & Portland. While we were on our little tour of downtown we came across Rocket Donuts. Where we spent some time with family and shared the love of the maple bacon donuts! YUMMY! We ate lunch at Bayou on the Bay I had the best poor boy sandwich and mac & cheese Hub's had the jumbalaya and corn bread and we have thought a few times to just get back in the car and go up just to eat there again!  We got the best baby present for our friends baby at Digs, not that I need another hobby but Hub's said I can start making soap it is something I have really wanted to try for a really long time so when I stumbled on otion soap, I was in love! I started to make the soaps I have stuff for and when I go back up I will have to try my had at lotion making! They even offer classes and parties. I am so going to get my sister to come with me and try something new!

A big bonus for me is the hotel is "Fur Baby" welcomed no one has to stay behind when you go on vacation. They even set aside special rooms to accommodate you and your pet. Your best friend is always welcome at the Hotel Bellwether! Pets can stay for $25 per night, you can even add on the  Pet Package for $35 in addition to your room rate.  This will include a bed for your "Fur Baby", food and water bowls, & what else oh yeah a treat! 

It was a great stay and I hope that I will get asked back to come check it out. I now know why my sister moved her family up there. It is beautiful and the pace is to relax and enjoy. So tell the Bellweather when you book your room that Kingstongirl sent you!