The original plan for our sixth wedding anniversary was to order a pizza, rent a movie, and enjoy a relaxing evening at home. And quite frankly, that kind of evening sounded absolutely amazing. Nate and I both love quiet evenings at home, movies, and pizza. (Oh boy, do I love pizza these days)!! So really, we had no reason to come up with a Plan B, other than the fact that I have really, really been craving Italian food from our favorite Italian restaurant Maggiano’s Little Italy.
Like REALLY craving it!
And since the only Maggiono’s around is located in our favorite city – Boston – one thing led to another and soon we were packed up and ready to spend one night away. (Thanks to Expedia, we found a hotel just outside of Boston for only $130, and I had already put money aside for some foodie fun). And honestly, I’m SO glad that we did it! Nate and I kept going back and forth as to whether or not we should spend any money at all; but we came to the conclusion that once Brady arrives, we probably won’t make it into Boston for quite awhile.
And if worst comes to worst, we’ll just wait a few extra weeks before buying a baby monitor system. 😉 We only knew that we wanted to make our last just-the-two-of-us anniversary extra special… and delicious!
Boston is only just over an hour away, so staying the night isn’t necessary. But it sure is fun! 🙂 The hotel we found (located in Cambridge) was only a ten minute walk from the Cambridge Galleria, so we decided to hold off on going into Boston until the next day (our actual anniversary)… and to instead explore the Galleria, which we had never been to.
The Galleria was basically (and wonderfully) a three-floor mall, complete with Ann Taylor Loft, Loft, Sears, Macy’s The Gap, TJMaxx, Motherhood Maternity, and restaurants. I kept asking Nate if he was absolutely certain that he didn’t mind spending time there, since shopping really isn’t his thing. He insisted that he was having fun and that he wanted the day to be extra special for me.
Gosh, what a guy!! Honestly, I can’t remember the last time that I shopped at a mall, so the retail therapy (even if I mostly window-shopped) was soooo needed. And I found a cute gift for my sister Sarah whose birthday is coming up! Score!
In our travels throughout the mall, we also found a Boston team store that sold these New England Patriot’s heels! I totally wouldn’t be able to walk in them, but – still – they were cute to look at. 😉 Ha, ha.
I mean, check out how thin those heels are! That’s pretty much a sprained ankle waiting to happen, if you ask me!
Hmmmm, I wonder if they make them in flats… 😉
Anywho, for dinner, Nate and I decided to split a BBQ chicken sandwich from D’Angelo’s and then a piece of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory for dessert. We chose the banana cream cheesecake, which was absolutely delicious!
Honestly, their cheesecake slices are kind of expensive, but they’re worth every penny. So unbelievably amazing! (Remember how I said that my sweet tooth was finally behaving? Yeahhhh, well, that lasted a day. I’m now convinced that my sweet tooth will remain in overdrive throughout the rest of my pregnancy. And while I’d normally try to reserve dessert for the weekend, I’m now doing my best to limit dessert to once a day). ;
We ate the cheesecake in our hotel room, while we watched The Amazing Race on TV and finalized our teams. (Nate and I are both super competitive, so we took turns picking teams that we think will win. The loser has to give the winner a back rub. 😉 Sadly, two of my team members were kicked off the show this past week, so hopefully I do better next week).
For the record, Nate and I both wanted The Dentists, so I’m convinced that he still owes me a backrub if they win. Ha, ha.
(to be continued…)
Have you ever eaten at a Cheesecake Factory?
Do you watch the Amazing Race?