Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Friday! Friday!

Is it weird that I'm actually excited for the weekend for once? Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather stay home with Jeremy and Little Bit and play cars all weekend rather than going to work, but that's life. Gotta work to live! I think it's the fact that I can say vacation is exactly 3 weeks away from today. Helloooo warm weather! They are saying we may accumulate another 4 to 6 inches of snow this Sunday so Florida is sounding really good right now.

Do you and your family find time to travel each year? Jeremy and I talked a lot about how much traveling means to us on our date last night.  We usually manage to take two larger vacations each year with several smaller random trips in between, and while we usually have to budget and sacrifice to do so, it's completely worth it to us. The family time, without distractions and a looming 'to-do' list, is priceless to us, and it's a very needed break away from the 'norm'.

We also talked a lot about Henry and how fast he is growing up. It makes us both sit in wonder and sadness to think about how our little boy is no longer a baby. As a wife and a mother, my heart tore for Jeremy when I saw him hold back the tears, and it also made me love him that much more. I'm lucky to have such a wonderful husband who is also a wonderful father. It's easy to take for granted the feelings of your spouse if you don't take the time to notice exactly what they are feeling.

Date night! It finally happened!
We had a wonderful time last night. We had dinner out at Max & Erma's because we had never been there before. It was good, but I totally blew my diet for the day. I seriously don't think there was one thing on the menu that wouldn't blow my diet though. I'm back on track today but it was worth it for the time spent with Jeremy. We then drove around for an hour, getting lost in the countryside. We do this a lot. We've realized as a couple that simply taking a drive can help us to reconnect and really talk more so than doing anything else. We talked a lot about life and where we are today, friends (or our lack of such), and how much we would love to extend our family soon. I think we also decided that Henry would benefit from a couple of hours of daycare or something of the sort so that he can be around other kids his age for awhile each week. Then we made a quick trip to the grocery to pick up just a couple of things. The entire time we were out, Jeremy told every person we met that he was 'on a date with my wife'. It was sweet because every person kind of looked at us like we were kooky, but they also had this secret smile like they knew that this was a man who adored this woman. And I felt that way too.

I simply have the best husband ever.

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

12 comments:

  1. What a sweet husband! And I'm so glad you had this alone time together. We all need it. :)

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    1. We really did need it. It really felt wonderful to have a couple of hours to spend focusing on one another.

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  2. What a sweet husband you have! :) Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks Jen, you enjoy yours as well!

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  3. You two look so happy in that photo - I love it! I can totally relate on the vacation thing, I love the chance to get away and would love to be able to travel and be more adventurous someday! My husband and I also love to take drives and talk in the countryside ;) It's so relaxing and one of my favorite things to do!

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    1. It's one of the easiest and cheapest things to do around these parts! Hopefully one day you two will get to travel and explore like you desire.

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  4. and so glad you guys had an amazing time!

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  5. Diets are meant to be broken on date nights!! :) SO good that you make time for the two of you..keeps marriages strong.

    Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

    Laura@MiceInTheKitchen

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    1. Yes they are, although I'm working hard to meet a goal before Florida so it was hard to go off for even a night! You have a wonderful weekend as well, I hope your lazy day has stayed lazy!

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  6. We make traveling a priority too. When we recall our favorite memories of our own childhoods, many of them revolve around family time and special trips.....so we've gotta keep that going for our own family! Love this post!

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You don't know just how lovely you are...thank you.