Monday, April 6, 2015

A trip into the unknown

Much of life is unknown.  There are uncertainties and mysteries each day. 

Some mysteries can be fun surprises!  I have one such fun mystery surprise in my near future.

My husband, in keeping with our celebration theme for the year, has taken something I have longed for and made it happen.

All on his own, he has planned a belated anniversary trip for just the two of us.  Really.  He picked the destination.  He arranged childcare for our 4 kiddos with grandparents.  He planned what we're gonna do while we're at this mystery destination.  He made us dinner reservations (we're not eat-at-places-you-need-reservations-for kinda people) at a place where I am wearing a casual dress (I'm not a wear-a-dress kinda gal) and I had to go ahead and pick out my entree....ooooooo, ahhhhhhh...fancy!  He has told me that I'll pick out lunch on the way, what to have ready for lunches, snacks, and breakfasts but that I will cook no dinners while we're gone.  Okay, so I do love cooking from scratch and cooking for my family but I am a totally excited about dinners being planned and not having a baby spoon hanging off my plate.  :)

ALL I know is that we are borrowing a camper from family, staying at a campground, my kids are taken care of (We thank you, grandparents!), and we're gone for 3 nights.  One of the best things is that this isn't expensive and it was budgeted for thanks to a return from Uncle Sam.  :)

Now, I'm a bit of a crazy, obsessed planner.  I plan well and way ahead (because of all the not so fun mysteries and uncertainties that pop up).   Not knowing details would normally bug me to death.  But, after surviving my 3rd pregnancy not knowing boy or girl until birth, I'm a little more relaxed about the fun surprises.  Plus, this trip is a dream come true.  My man has thought of everything and I'm just along for the ride.

I'm excited about the mystery.  I'm excited about the moment we hit the road and I get to see if we're heading west, north, south, or east (I'm not riding blindfolded...that would be crazy).   But, I won't know where we're going until we get there.  And, then I'm gonna relax at a campfire.

I'm most excited about the time to cherish and celebrate my marriage!