My husband and I recently celebrated our 10th anniversary!! We finally were able to plan our first getaway since our honeymoon. A long time coming! I wasn't sure it was going to happen. Given that my grandmother and her husband live with us, we have 3 girls to care for, and an almost non-existent budget for fun, odds were against us. But we came up with a plan: My parents could come and stay with the young and the old (and the dog). Dear friends agreed to let us use their lake house. I used coupons for our gourmet pizza rolls and Voila meals! Plans came together. Plans were threatened. After suffering a miscarriage on January 31st, the day before our anniversary, I wondered if my heart could truly celebrate. And days before our getaway a stomach bug hit our house hard. The stomach bug won 5:2. I gave up and didn't think we were going to be able to go and then...God! (and my wonderful parents who are now, unfortunately, sick)
3 wonderful mornings with no alarm clocks.
A retreat for my soul. For my marriage.
|A serene view but too cold to sit on the porch!|
|Boiled Peanuts! (home grown peanuts)|
|How I kept my coffee nice and warm! ;-)|
|We played Upwords. I won!! I'm not bragging, just stating the facts! ;-)|
|More food. Gift card = yummy dinner at Outback|
|We splurged for the onion!|
|Time to study and read and think!!!|
|We weren't far from my sister's so we went to see Kasen! (oh, my sister was there too)|
|Pizza rolls by candlelight is kind of our momentous occasion meal.|
|All cleaned up and ready to go home!|
|Bye lake! Until we meet again...|
|Ready to head home!|
|The welcoming committee!!!|
Anybody with young children knows that an uninterrupted conversation is a rare event so to be able to share a complete thought with my hubby was fabulous. We talked a lot about our future, our goals, our dream of having a farm and our budget. We also enjoyed our silence. I love the sounds of reality that welcomed us home and I cherish the time I had to be still and quiet.
I cannot say enough about how amazing our weekend was. Thank you, Mom and Dad!! for taking care of everyone and braving the germs. ;-)