Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Whole Weekend Away - WHAT?!?!

It's true. I believe that a healthy marriage fosters healthy partners, healthy kids and a healthy family. And, in my mind, one of the greatest things we can do in a marriage is take time with and for each other. For us, this means more than just date nights, although those are awesome. It also means a night or two away. That's right.

Vacations are wonderful. And, husband and I have had exactly one vacation together since AK was born. To be honest, it was a really tough five days and my enjoyment was diminished by how long it felt I was away and how much I missed her.

So, this past weekend, husband and I took two days and got away - leaving AK with her Grandma, who she lovingly calls "Maj." Maj ain't no ordinary Grandma, let's get that straight right away. Maj is fun, laughs, activities and happiness all rolled into one small little woman. Maj makes AK barely notice that her parents are gone. So, for all of us, two days is perfect.

We didn't go far - less than two hours away. But, I worried not one bit about AK - she was healthy and, based on the abundance of photos I got from Maj, she was beyond happy.

This allowed husband and I to have time...together. Just the two of us. It was delightful.

I slept in later than I have since college. Obviously, my body needed it and is thanking me now. I got a pedicure (Husband was with me, too. Don't tell him I told you). We had a wonderful lunch out. It didn't involve sippy cups, food on the floor or attempting to wrangle a toddler. And, we went to see a concert. Just the two of us.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - husband and I are amazing partners in parenting and in life. Sure, he's not perfect and sure, sometimes I'd like to hang him by his feet from the ceiling, but at the end of the day, there's no better person for me to partner with in this thing called life.

We're lucky and blessed that we have the support to take time away. We decided, this past weekend, that we are going to shoot for this same hiatus every couple of months. When should we tell Maj?!


  1. I LOVE THIS! I agree that partners are so important and deserve attention as well! Thanks for the reminder! :)

  2. The picture of AK & Maj is AWESOME! They are both so precious xoxo