Monday, August 29, 2011

10 Reasons To Get Away!

Husby has been working a really tough shift this month that has left us not seeing much of each other at all. Just a couple of hours each night. We really miss each other! He had his first weekend off in three weeks this weekend, so we loaded up and headed out of town for a much needed little getaway. It was just what the doctor ordered.

Today, in honor of our fabulous time away, I will do a TOP TEN REASONS TO GET AWAY WITH YOUR HUSBY list. As if we even really need a reason at all! :)

1. To laugh. And laugh. And laugh some more. Husby and I found ourselves in numerous laughing fits this weekend, and it was oh so good for the soul. Even if we couldn't keep a straight face every time our anxiety riddled waiter came to our table.

2. To relax. There is something so freeing and fantastical about not setting an alarm (or waking up to a toddler alarm), and sleeping as long as you so choose. With an exhausted Husby from early and long hours all month and a first trimester preggo, we slept like absolute champs. And it was exhilarating!

3. To see movies. When you have a child, you're rarely able to frequent the theatre. So this is always a must on our times away together. And um, popcorn & milkduds. Need I say more?

4. To dine leisurely. It's enjoyable beyond measure to sit across from one another in a nice restaurant (or local dive), discuss whatever and whoever (mostly Weebie), nosh on yummy food and do it without any distraction or time restraints.

5. To listen. Getting away alone is the perfect time to listen to one another intently without one eye/ear always on the kiddo! :)

6. To reminisce. I don't know about you, but Husby and I always get to reminiscing when we have some alone time out. This weekend we pointed out some of the greatest days we have lived, and wouldn't you know - they were all days that we have lived out with each other.

7. To look forward. To pray about and excitedly talk about the days to come. The lives to be born. The memories waiting to be created.

8. To play "people who look like people". This is a game Husby and I have played for years and every single time we end up in tears from laughter. Best game ever.

9. To indulge. In things you want to do. Yummy food. Sleep. And the wonderful excess of time with one another.

10. And lastly, to truly appreciate and relish in the excellent life and family you have created back home ... together.

Husby and I have been together for 10 years (4 dating, 6 married), and I love that we are still each other's favorite people to be with. He is my soulmate and my precious gift from God. We had such a blessed time away nourishing our marriage and enhancing our awesome friendship. It was the most refreshing weekend we have each had in a long time, but we were more than eager to get back to our precious Weebie Boy!!

The weekend wouldn't have been as great without the dozens of pictures, precious phone calls and multi-text play by play of our little angel boy. We miss him so much when he's not with us, but we hadn't been away alone together in nearly a year, so it was high time. And I'm so glad we were given the chance.


16 comments:

  1. My husband and I haven't been away together since our little guy was born. He'll be a year old in November. I'm not sure yet if I'm ready to leave him yet, though. But it certainly does sound tempting. I miss our little get aways!

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  2. Sweet post. Glad you guys had a lovely time away. Isnt it great when your husband is also your best friend?

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  3. Oh that sounds lovely! My sweetheart and I are going away this weekend (he's going to a conference, but we'll still get the evenings) and I am SO excited. The conference is in Cambridge so I'll have all day to walk about by myself and then all evening with Jeff :D Can't wait!

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  4. how sweet! that is so great and important that the two of you make time for your marriage and just time for one another. I love mini weekend get-aways. I know we are due for one!

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  5. Glad ya'll had a great time! I think time away together as a couple is soo important... but sometimes so hard to do! And I love your "10 reasons to get away", perfect!

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  6. I'm so glad you guys were able to get away for a weekend! That's one of the things I love most about you, Whitney. Your priorities are always so dead on and you never let them stray. No wonder you guys have an amazingly strong marriage and such a loving relationship with Levi!

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  7. This is so sweet and I'm so glad you two were able to have a weekend to yourselves--you deserve it!

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  8. Wonderful list! Glad you had a great weekend!

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  9. Weekend getaways are priceless. Just long enough to relax and get rejuvenated, both of which are hugely beneficial for both of you AND Levi! I'm glad you had a good time!

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  10. My son is just a tiny bit older than your Weeby and hubby and I have never been without him, ever. You are lucky you have family to leave your little guy with.

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  11. Oh, this post made me want a trip away with my hubby so much! We haven't been away by ourselves in over a year...it's high time!

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  12. I can't say I get the young 'un factoid, yet, but even with that "away" time is highly valuable to me to reconnect with my hubby. Just a break from the house chores makes a huge difference!

    Glad y'all got a weekend away :)

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  13. My husband and I go out to eat here and there, but we've only left our son overnight a few times (he'll be four in October). We both end up not sleeping as well when he's not with us for the night. Still we enjoy our nights out from time to time.

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  14. I'd really like to have any of these excuses to get away with my husband. You should really feel lucky and blessed to live in the bubble you do. I would give just about anything to even have one day with my husband right now.

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  15. Great post--so glad ya'll had a refreshing time away together. It's so important to date, even after you are married. :)

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  16. I really need to get away with mine but I feel like with Peanut being so young, I can't leave her!

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