I’ll never forget the day my husband suggested that he ask his Mom if she could watch the kids, so we could getaway for an overnight stay in Niagara Falls. It almost seemed too good to be true. I mean it had been 22 months since our last child-free night away. I never thought in a million years that she would be up for taking our 3 children for an overnight stay.

Lo and behold, she did! AND – without hesitation.

I had never been so excited leading up to a getaway. This was one getaway that I was in dire need for. My kids had been so moody in the weeks leading up the the getaway, and we had also been faced with our share of sickness… I was nearing my breaking point and just needed that escape.

An escape without interruption. An escape with adult conversation. An escape where I could eat a dinner that I didn’t cook, relish in silence and sleep in for as long as I wanted.

I got exactly that and so much more!

We started off our adventure early in the day, which made for the perfect opportunity to hope across the border and do a little shopping at a store that I miss so much… Target.

We arrived at the hotel a few years later and managed to settle in after switching rooms a few times. Yep, I became one of those people who was unimpressed with the layout of the room we received given the package we paid for.

Being that my sciatica flares up quite often we didn’t fare far from the hotel, but we did manage to get out for dinner out one of our favourite restaurants.


My make-up for the evening, included COVERGIRL Outlast Moisture Mauve Lipstick, COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation, and COVERGIRL Super Size Lash Blast Waterproof (Black) Mascara.


I loved that I actually had a reason to get gussied up for the night. Usually each day, I will do my make-up, but for no other reason than to make myself look like less of a zombie mom and more presentable. This time the reason for the make-up was worth it! Not that my husband cared though. He honestly wouldn’t even notice had I not worn make-up at all.

After dinner, we headed back to the hotel and cozied up for an evening of watching an in-room movie – The Intern – which if you haven’t seen, I highly recommend!

The next morning, we ventured over to iHop for breakfast before making the trek home to pick up our munchkins!

It is always crazy how quickly child-free nights always seem to slip right on by at lightening speed.

I really hope my husband and I can sneak in one more child-free night before our newest addition arrives in early March. A gal can only hope!


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142 Comments on Painting the Town with the Hubby | An Impromptu Getaway to Remember! #PGMom

  1. Florence C
    December 1, 2015 at 8:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Cooking family dinner and visiting family.

  2. jenny
    December 1, 2015 at 10:16 pm (2 years ago)

    visiting family and friends

  3. jan
    December 2, 2015 at 12:01 am (2 years ago)

    it honestly means not enough time at home!

  4. Jeannie
    December 2, 2015 at 2:45 am (2 years ago)

    We will be spending time with our family and friends. We’re also going to take the kids snowshoeing!

  5. Tanis
    December 2, 2015 at 3:20 am (2 years ago)

    Relaxing at home with a few family!

  6. nicolthepickle
    December 2, 2015 at 9:31 am (2 years ago)

    So glad you a night out. We’re going to visit family and cook a feast.

  7. Cheryl
    December 2, 2015 at 10:01 am (2 years ago)

    We have plans to have a few small parties with lots of food, fun and laughter

  8. angela september
    December 2, 2015 at 10:02 am (2 years ago)

    I plan to lounge in my jammies as much as possible lol

  9. Melinda
    December 2, 2015 at 10:45 am (2 years ago)

    I plan to spend time with my family.

  10. Carol M
    December 2, 2015 at 12:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Just getting together with family and friends.

  11. Jennifer P.
    December 2, 2015 at 1:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Our plans involve lots of get togethers with friends and family and lots of Christmas activities – driving around to look at lights, Canyon Lights, Stanley Park train, German Christmas Market etc.

  12. Alison Braidwood
    December 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m singing in various concerts, and then looking forward to a quiet Christmas with family.

  13. Silvia D
    December 2, 2015 at 1:41 pm (2 years ago)

    spending lots of time with the family.

  14. Elaine G
    December 2, 2015 at 2:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Staying home and relaxing. Then on Christmas day the whole family go over to parents house for the day.

  15. Judy Cowan
    December 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm (2 years ago)

    Spending some time with family, hubby is working so we will be sticking close to home.

  16. Victoria Ess
    December 2, 2015 at 6:18 pm (2 years ago)

    We planned renovations.

  17. Londia
    December 2, 2015 at 8:58 pm (2 years ago)

    To spend time with my family and enjoy watching the kids open there presents

  18. J
    December 2, 2015 at 9:15 pm (2 years ago)

    My plans include baking and more shopping.

  19. Cheryl Grandy
    December 2, 2015 at 10:09 pm (2 years ago)

    We’ll be at home for Christmas. Our adult children and a brother-in-law will have Christmas dinner with us.

  20. Wendy hutton
    December 3, 2015 at 9:35 am (2 years ago)

    having some family over at new years

  21. Erika Letson
    December 3, 2015 at 11:02 am (2 years ago)

    My plans are to go to my parents for Christmas Eve dinner and then a nice cozy Christmas Day at home with the kids!

  22. SueSueper
    December 3, 2015 at 2:43 pm (2 years ago)

    I play on baking some sweets having a few good meals with family gathered around.

  23. Holly MacRitchie
    December 3, 2015 at 3:01 pm (2 years ago)

    We have a pretty relaxing Christmas every year, we go to my moms for a nice dinner on Christmas day.

  24. charityk
    December 3, 2015 at 9:14 pm (2 years ago)

    spend time with family

  25. Kathleen Roffey
    December 4, 2015 at 8:13 am (2 years ago)

    Spending time with family

  26. Joanne Saunders
    December 4, 2015 at 8:25 am (2 years ago)

    I plan to stay close to home and spend a small quiet Christmas with my family and friends.

  27. Leanne Cobbledick
    December 4, 2015 at 8:31 am (2 years ago)

    This Christmas I will be going to visit my sister and her wonderful family!

  28. Kim Milligan
    December 4, 2015 at 9:44 am (2 years ago)

    Just spending time with my family this Christmas

  29. kim
    December 4, 2015 at 9:49 am (2 years ago)

    Visiting family, eating lots of food, and baking and crafts with my nieces and nephews.

  30. Ms Elaine Boychuk
    December 4, 2015 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    in between parties, we’ll be watching movies.

  31. Maureen Anderson
    December 4, 2015 at 10:44 am (2 years ago)

    Just staying home.

  32. Vesper Meikle
    December 4, 2015 at 10:58 am (2 years ago)

    as always staying at home with the family

  33. Melanie Barclay
    December 4, 2015 at 11:38 am (2 years ago)

    Planning on Christmas Dinner at my mother-inlaws on Christmas Day and Christmas eve we do dinner at my dads!! We always go boxing day shopping as well!!

  34. Josie
    December 4, 2015 at 12:44 pm (2 years ago)

    spending the day with my family

  35. ChristineB
    December 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Spending time with the family enjoying quiet, festive time watching movies, dining, skating, shopping, baking, etc.

  36. Caryn Coates
    December 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Visiting with many family members over the holidays:)

  37. Anne Derkat
    December 4, 2015 at 3:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Depends on what the out of town kids want to do.

  38. Karen thaeter
    December 4, 2015 at 8:07 pm (2 years ago)

    I will be having my family around for a couple of days,then the rest of the holidays I will be working

  39. lorna
    December 4, 2015 at 8:09 pm (2 years ago)


  40. Andrea Hickey
    December 4, 2015 at 8:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Visiting family. 🙂

  41. Gillian Morgan
    December 4, 2015 at 10:07 pm (2 years ago)

    I plan on spending as much time with my family as possible and enjoying the food.

  42. Meg
    December 4, 2015 at 10:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Tomorrow it’s the Christmas Market, and after that we’ll see – it’s our first Christmas here and no family around. 🙁

  43. Sandi Tymchuk
    December 4, 2015 at 10:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I plan on lots of family visits–very nice.

  44. Margaret H
    December 4, 2015 at 11:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Spending time with family and friends….

  45. Randa @ TBK
    December 4, 2015 at 11:14 pm (2 years ago)

    We’re laying low for the holidays this year. Just staying in with just the three of us.

  46. Nancy Parsons
    December 4, 2015 at 11:46 pm (2 years ago)

    We will be visiting family.

  47. Helisa Duplassie
    December 5, 2015 at 2:38 am (2 years ago)

    Various Christmas events and dinners with friends

  48. Angelehm
    December 5, 2015 at 2:52 am (2 years ago)

    We will be hanging at the homestead this year for the most part.I have been looking forward to making dinner for Christmas and New years,for my husband and 3 kids still at home.I will just see what happens

  49. 409cope
    December 5, 2015 at 10:13 am (2 years ago)

    I am going to my sister-in-laws for Christmas dinner.

  50. Louise Gilbert
    December 5, 2015 at 11:23 am (2 years ago)

    not much over the holiday. I and my husband are working. the days we off we will spend it together

  51. tanyab79
    December 5, 2015 at 11:59 am (2 years ago)

    Heading to my hometown for the holidays to spend quality time with family and friends.

  52. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    December 5, 2015 at 12:51 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ll be at home celebrating with 2 sons, a daughter-in-law, 2 grandchildren, my daughter-in-law’s parents and her brother with 3 children. Quite a house full, should be lots of fun especially as my son does all the cooking, I just help with the clean-up. 🙂

    December 5, 2015 at 4:47 pm (2 years ago)

    We’ll be at home for Christmas at our daughters for Boxing day and lots of visiting with family

  54. Lynda Cook
    December 5, 2015 at 5:10 pm (2 years ago)

    My plan is to relax and take it easy, and enjoy time with the family!!

  55. Nicole Jubleew
    December 5, 2015 at 7:11 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m planning to visit family and friends.

  56. DebP
    December 5, 2015 at 7:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Preparing for Christmas dinner, decorating, wrapping presents.

  57. angela marriott
    December 5, 2015 at 7:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Planning on visits to and from family and friends.

  58. lori
    December 5, 2015 at 8:12 pm (2 years ago)

    visiting family 🙂

  59. maria
    December 5, 2015 at 8:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Visit with friends and family.

  60. Kiersten
    December 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Catching up on sleep!

  61. leanne
    December 5, 2015 at 9:28 pm (2 years ago)

    I will be spending lots of time with my family.

  62. l p
    December 5, 2015 at 10:21 pm (2 years ago)

    not sure yet. thanks

  63. lynn clayton
    December 6, 2015 at 12:38 am (2 years ago)

    visit family baking a nice big dinenr and decorating

  64. Tainan Lu
    December 6, 2015 at 11:31 am (2 years ago)

    staying at home

  65. Kim Hamilton
    December 6, 2015 at 11:40 am (2 years ago)

    Shop, Eat, Sleep, Visit Family, Eat More, Watch Cheesy Holiday movies, Eat More!

  66. ivy pluchinsky
    December 6, 2015 at 11:51 am (2 years ago)

    love spending time with family and friends and all the good food this time of year

  67. Margo B
    December 6, 2015 at 12:15 pm (2 years ago)

    getting together with sisters and extended family

  68. Jolie
    December 6, 2015 at 12:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Hosting for Christmas & New Year’s eve 🙂

  69. Bo Simms
    December 6, 2015 at 12:49 pm (2 years ago)

    My plans for the holidays is to travel to see my mom, and we will all be spending the holidays together, family is all travelling from all over to join us. I can’t wait!

  70. Robyn Bellefleur
    December 6, 2015 at 2:53 pm (2 years ago)

    We are taking it easy this year and just staying home.

  71. Glogirl
    December 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm (2 years ago)

    We are hosting two gatherings this Christmas at our house so we will be staying around home.

  72. Doreen Lamoureux
    December 6, 2015 at 4:26 pm (2 years ago)

    We are spending a week with our boys. We were going to go snowshoeing but we have no snow. Weird. 🙂

  73. anna key
    December 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m getting together with my parents and brother’s family on Christmas eve, staying home Christmas day and then my oma’s house on boxing day.

  74. Stephanie M
    December 6, 2015 at 7:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I plan to celebrate friend’s birthdays, enjoying time with friends and family, and relax

  75. Nicole B
    December 6, 2015 at 8:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Getting together with family. Spending some quality time with the kids!

  76. suzi
    December 6, 2015 at 8:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Spending time with my family, going to the gym and just relaxing!

  77. Angela Mitchell
    December 7, 2015 at 1:52 am (2 years ago)

    I’m spending time at my sister’s house. She just moved back to BC after 6 years away.

  78. Yuen C
    December 7, 2015 at 2:11 am (2 years ago)

    I plan to visit family

  79. Donna L.
    December 7, 2015 at 2:23 am (2 years ago)

    We’ll be spending quiet times together.

  80. Amy C
    December 7, 2015 at 3:30 am (2 years ago)

    We are going to stay close to home for the holidays this year.

  81. DORIS H
    December 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm (2 years ago)

    I don’t have much time off work during the holidays, but for the couple days which I am off, I plan to visit family for dinner and festivities.

  82. Sunshine G
    December 7, 2015 at 5:12 pm (2 years ago)

    We’re getting to escape together overnight too! It’s much harder now that there are two kids…

  83. leana
    December 7, 2015 at 5:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Enjoying time with the people I love!

  84. Kayla Gilbert
    December 7, 2015 at 11:25 pm (2 years ago)

    I”m travelling to see my family. I’ll be catching up with them!

  85. Jonnie
    December 8, 2015 at 12:57 am (2 years ago)

    We will be spending lots of family time as every one is home from school and work. We will also be welcoming some relatives from out of town for Christmas.

  86. salexis
    December 8, 2015 at 2:04 am (2 years ago)

    It’s just me and my kids, so I usually take them to Bright Nights at Stanley park and invite friends over to feast with us and celebrate the holidays!

  87. Stacy Scott
    December 8, 2015 at 10:02 am (2 years ago)

    will be spending time with my family, making some New Happy Memories =)

  88. Debbie W
    December 8, 2015 at 12:02 pm (2 years ago)

    We are keeping it low key this year. Still rebuilding from the fire, and I am working Christmas and boxing.

  89. Erin W
    December 8, 2015 at 12:17 pm (2 years ago)

    We’re staying home for the holidays, so I am so excited.

  90. Katherine H
    December 8, 2015 at 12:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Relaxing with a glass of wine!

  91. kristen visser
    December 8, 2015 at 4:41 pm (2 years ago)

    we go to my grandparents on Christmas Eve and then Christmas Day we will have our own Christmas. Then the weekend after we are going to the in-laws then weekend after is with my mom. so Christmas this year for me is extra long lol

  92. Aarone Mawdsley
    December 9, 2015 at 12:00 am (2 years ago)

    make dinner and see family

  93. Lauraleigh
    December 9, 2015 at 9:15 am (2 years ago)

    We are going on our First family vacation right after Christmas! Our kids are 10 & 14 and this will be their first time leaving Canada! So flippin exciting. Universal Studios Florida, here we come!! 😀

  94. Juliee Fitze
    December 9, 2015 at 7:28 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m hosting Christmas this year.

  95. Wanda Bergman
    December 9, 2015 at 8:30 pm (2 years ago)

    We’ll be entertaining a lot of family and friends.

  96. Cheryl
    December 9, 2015 at 9:08 pm (2 years ago)

    We plan to get together with the family and friend and eat TONS of food 🙂

  97. Lee-Ann
    December 9, 2015 at 10:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Not going to be doing much – going over to my sisters for Christmas day.

  98. ashleigh swerdfeger
    December 10, 2015 at 4:28 pm (2 years ago)

    Celebrating with family 🙂

  99. Bev
    December 10, 2015 at 11:29 pm (2 years ago)

    My plans are to relax and enjoy the holiday cheer!

  100. Tricia Hope
    December 10, 2015 at 11:55 pm (2 years ago)

    We are having dinner with my daughter.Can’t wait!

  101. Marla
    December 11, 2015 at 6:48 am (2 years ago)

    Dinner with grandparents

  102. ann
    December 11, 2015 at 8:24 pm (2 years ago)

    I will be heading out west to visit my family for the holidays. Can’t wait to see my little niece and nephews.

  103. kathy downey
    December 11, 2015 at 8:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Our plans around the holidays are visiting with family and friends

  104. Belinda McNabb
    December 12, 2015 at 8:23 pm (2 years ago)

    we are staying in the city and visiting with friends and family in the area

  105. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    December 12, 2015 at 9:48 pm (2 years ago)

    we are going out of town to visit our som

  106. Maria
    December 12, 2015 at 11:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Spending as much time as I can with my family

  107. missbobloblaw
    December 13, 2015 at 12:22 am (2 years ago)

    Our plan this year is to just stay home and relax!

  108. KellyPC
    December 13, 2015 at 1:23 am (2 years ago)

    We go to a few parties every year & I bake cookies. We have a massive east on the 25th!

  109. Dayle B.
    December 13, 2015 at 8:08 pm (2 years ago)

    We will spending time with our new baby grandson’s first Christmas
    with my son and his wife. Also, other family with join us on booking day.
    Good fun.

  110. Tracy D
    December 13, 2015 at 9:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Lots of visiting of family and friends.

  111. David
    December 13, 2015 at 10:28 pm (2 years ago)

    visiting family and friends

  112. Melia Whyte
    December 13, 2015 at 11:00 pm (2 years ago)

    family turkey dinners and tree farm picking are on the horizon for this week

  113. Brenda Penton
    December 14, 2015 at 8:44 am (2 years ago)

    The in-laws will be visiting and then the kids will visit them afterwards for a week.

  114. Nate Fuller
    December 14, 2015 at 12:29 pm (2 years ago)

    We’re keeping it low key and staying at our house doing the intimate family Christmas!

  115. Laurie W.
    December 14, 2015 at 2:35 pm (2 years ago)

    We will be home (just the immediate family) on Christmas day but going to an extended family get together on Boxing Day for a second celebration.

  116. TJ Turnbull
    December 14, 2015 at 2:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Its all about family here

  117. Tammy Dalley
    December 14, 2015 at 11:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Just spending time with family

  118. naiddia p
    December 15, 2015 at 8:38 am (2 years ago)

    We will be spending time with family and baking with my kids.

  119. Cassie Fancy
    December 15, 2015 at 1:30 pm (2 years ago)

    I don’t have any big plans . I am going to enjoy the much needed time with my family <3

  120. Donnas
    December 16, 2015 at 9:21 am (2 years ago)

    Just the three of us for a stay-at-home Christmas Day dinner.

  121. Dana Miller
    December 18, 2015 at 4:55 am (2 years ago)

    My plans for the holidays are to get together with friends and family. We are hoping for more snow so we can go sledding, have a snowball fight and make snow angels. New Years Eve plans are not made yet.

  122. Lisa Neutel
    December 19, 2015 at 7:14 am (2 years ago)

    visiting family for the holidays

  123. Jennifer L.
    December 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm (2 years ago)

    We’ll be staying close to home and spending time with family.

  124. loretta
    December 19, 2015 at 11:50 pm (2 years ago)


  125. Maritess S
    December 20, 2015 at 3:02 am (2 years ago)

    Skiing with family and friends

  126. lisa mclain
    December 22, 2015 at 1:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Going to see my parents

  127. Hilary
    December 23, 2015 at 1:24 am (2 years ago)

    I am planning on spending time with my family as I don’t get to see them as often as I’d like. x

  128. Karry Knisley
    December 23, 2015 at 4:52 am (2 years ago)

    Going to spend time with my parents and sisters

  129. Janet P.
    December 23, 2015 at 7:55 pm (2 years ago)

    My plans are to relax at home with hubs and pup

  130. M
    December 25, 2015 at 3:51 am (2 years ago)

    I will be spending lots of time with my family

  131. Betty S
    December 25, 2015 at 7:46 am (2 years ago)

    Lots of time with family

  132. Rene
    December 25, 2015 at 8:50 am (2 years ago)

    our plans are really low key, as family all live across the country. Waffles and bacon for breakfast is about the extent of it!

  133. Heather Arnould
    December 25, 2015 at 10:49 am (2 years ago)

    We spend Christmas Eve with my in-laws and Christmas Day with my family. Then Boxing Day is spent with friends. It’s a whirlwind of food and laughter. Merry Christmas!

  134. Karla Sceviour
    December 25, 2015 at 8:44 pm (2 years ago)

    We are staying home,spending time with family,and visiting a few friends

  135. Wendy Lange
    December 25, 2015 at 11:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Spending quality time with family and friends!

  136. Erinn Lishman
    December 26, 2015 at 8:13 am (2 years ago)

    We have lots of family time- including plenty of amazing food!- planned for this holiday season!

  137. Wanda Jean P
    December 26, 2015 at 10:49 am (2 years ago)

    I spent Christmas Day with my Mom and we had Chinese Food for our Christmas Dinner.

  138. May K
    December 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Spending quality time with friends and family over the holidays!

  139. Julie A.
    December 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm (2 years ago)

    A lot of lazy mornings

  140. Eldon
    December 26, 2015 at 6:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Family time and went on a day trip

  141. Carey Hurst
    December 26, 2015 at 6:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Dont make to many plans , the always plan are eating food like crazy with tons of sweets no matter if just at home to do so and enjoy it .


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