Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Five-Star Arbon Hotel

With me recovering from a C-Section, my mom was so thoughtful to invite us to stay at their house in Draper. Our apartment has two floors, with the kitchen on one floor and the bedroom and bathroom on another. We knew taking the stairs could be quite challenging and painful on my recovering body. So my wonderful mother prepared the master bedroom for us (which is on the main floor), while my parents slept in my old bedroom in the basement.

Let me tell you, staying with my parents is the best thing that could have happened to us! It was so lovely! The bedroom was beautiful and spacious (recently remodeled), and it is attached to a large bathroom with lots of counter space that we used as a changing table and bathing area. Not only were the accommodations beautiful, but the “service” was superb! I really felt like I was staying at a nice resort. My mom was always there to help and hold Charlie. She made us all of our meals, even bringing some to me in bed. She was always willing to help during the night as well.

We stayed there Saturday night through Wednesday night; five nights. Originally we had planned to only stay one or two nights, but it was so hard to want to leave. It was just so pleasant staying there with them. My siblings seemed to enjoy it too, just watching Charlie lie there on the floor making his little grunting noises while trying to pass gas. It was great! When Thursday came around, I really did not want to leave. I was actually kind of emotional about it. We had things to attend to at home, so I knew we needed to leave, but I really didn’t want to. Words really cannot express how grateful I am to my mom for all of her help and for making our stay so amazing!

Our nice welcome

My mom made a delicious candle-light dinner for us! 
She took Charlie and let Jason and I have a meal, just the two of us!

Charlie's first sponge bath

A collection of photos from our stay:

Charlie and Uncle Bryan

Love this sly look!

Amy came by for a quick photo shoot of Charlie

Here are some of her awesome shots:

Thanks Amy!

Charlie and Aunt Camry

The double chin makes it's grand debut!!!
Such an awesome picture!

 As I'm sure you can tell, we love this little guy! And we just can't get enough of him!


  1. That was such a great idea! What a sweet momma. Charlie is so cute! Hope you are adjusting well!

  2. Charlie is so adorable!!! You're lucky to have such a great mom!

  3. I can't wait to meet his guy!! em you look so pretty in all of your pictures! How do you do it?