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Adult Time

Aug 4, 2011

The hubby and I are off for an adult only getaway. It will be our first solo vacation since our honeymoon almost 4 years ago. We have taken many vacays since but usually with my whole family- who can turn down an all expense paid vacay by your parents? This trip will be a little work and play. Matt will have to attend some meetings during the day and we will have cocktail parties at night but we will still have alot of free time.

We are staying at the Westin in Hilton Head.

I can’t wait to lay by the pool.

and read this huge stack of magazines I never quite have the time to read. I am going to start The Help (I am know I am probably the last person to catch on to reading this book).

Hopefully enjoy a few of these.

and best of all sleep in late.
I am sad though I am missing one of my best friends bachelorette parties. I mean what are the odds that both events fell on the same weekend. It sucks, but my wifely duties prevail. Happy weekend dolls.



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  1. Laur says:

    Have a great time! Dont worry…I'm still reading the Help too!

  2. Courtney@SDB says:

    Have fun! Do nothing but drink and relax! πŸ™‚

  3. Joanna says:

    Have a great time! you'll love the Help! I read it in 4 sittings I couldn't put it down!

  4. KatiePerk says:

    Wahoo!! Enjoy your grown up time!!

  5. Cait says:

    ahhh how fun girl πŸ™‚ have a great time. The Help is FABULOUS! you'll love it! xo

  6. Mary Loyal says:

    If you have a chance to grab dinner out one night, you have got to go to Alfred's!! It is amazing food and a quaint atmosphere. My favorite dish is grouper or other white fish with a chardonnay bleurre blanc.

  7. Natalie! Let me know if you make a trip to Savannah – it's just a little over an hour from HHI! Enjoy your trip!

  8. I'm insanely jealous. There is nothing better than a stack of magazines, cocktails, and laying out. Go buy those clear folder things to put on the outside of the magazines so you don't get magazine print all over you! You can find them in the school supply section! Have a great time and enjoy the Help!!!!

  9. Jill says:

    so jelly, enjoy your much deserved weekend…I am giving you a shout out today on my blog!!

  10. Have yourself the BEST time girl!!!! It is so important for you to have this time to yourself. I've been on two girls' trips and one getaway with my husband since Wells was born a year ago. They are a must have luxury for me. I am so happy for you and your magazine cocktail time. And enjoy yourself a nice long shower and peeing in private…those are the best parts of a baby free vacay!!!

  11. Have a fabulous time!! Pool, drinks and magazines – doesn't get better than that! (p.s. You are going to love The Help – it's one of my all time favorite books.)

  12. Carly says:

    Have a great time! Hope you get to relax a lot!

  13. Lisa Fergus says:

    OMG, have a wonderful time! And take lots of pics!!! πŸ˜‰


  14. Stephanie says:

    Have so much fun! You are going to LOVE The Help. The movie looks like it will do the book justice – which is rare!

  15. Ohh that sounds like so much fun! Have a great weekend!

  16. I bet you will finish The Help by the time you return!

  17. Oh have SO much fun!!! The Help is really good…just in time for the movie!

  18. Laura says:

    you will have a fabulous time!! nothing like the beach, pool, and some relaxation. and don't worry about the help, you will finish it in time for the movie to come out next weekend!

  19. Have a great time! That resort looks amazing!

  20. Taylor says:

    My family has a house in Hilton Head and I have been going there my whole life!! I love it there – have such a great trip! I'm extremely jealous!!


  22. Kyle says:

    Have fun, Natalie! Just bought the Help to start reading this week.

  23. I am jealous! πŸ™‚ And no worries….I haven't read the Help either. Every year I plan a sorority pledge class reunion. This weekend we are heading to Austin to stay at the Barton Creek Spa and Resort. I'm definitely looking forward to a little relaxation by the pool, a massage, a few drinks and dinner out with the girls! πŸ™‚ Enjoy your weekend!!!

  24. I'll be thinking about you and your adult time! Enjoy, you deserve.

  25. Bri says:

    we just had a little 2 day solo trip at the same hotel back in May πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful time!!

  26. Val says:

    Sounds incredible and you deserve it. Enjoy!

  27. Julip Made says:

    Have a fantastic trip! And no you will be the second to last person to read the help because it is still sitting unopened on my nightstand.

  28. Tess says:

    Last time I was in Hilton Head, we staying at the Westin and had a great experience. The pool will be a great spot for you to just lay out and enjoy yourself! Be sure to take lots of fun pictures….have a fabulous time!

  29. Bud and Leo says:

    You're going to have a blast! I'm getting ready to read The Help for book club!

  30. Day Old News says:

    Get it girl, you deserve it!

  31. The Help is so so so good. You will devour it. Have so much fun!

  32. Missing out on a party does stink, but I'm pretty sure I would swim through an alligator infested lake if it meant that I got to be with just my hubby on a trip!!! Have so much fun relaxing, girl!!!

  33. Ahhh, love Hilton Head! Have an amazing time, you deserve it!

  34. designchic says:

    What a wonderful getaway…you'll LOVE The Help!!

  35. Thanks for checking out my guest post over at Aubrey's blog πŸ™‚

    Looks like you and your hubby have a great little holiday coming up. Bummer about missing the bachelorette, but I'm sure your friend understands.

    I just finished reading The Help a few weeks ago. It's such a fantastic book, I didn't want it to end! I'm going to check out the movie – I think it opens on the 10th.