. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Our night away

May 19, 2015

Our night away

This last weekend Chris and I went away for a night to celebrate our ten year anniversary.  It's funny because when I was pregnant we talked about going on a big trip for our ten year anniversary, like Mexico or something like that.  Soon after Addilyn was born I think Chris realized that wouldn't happen so it got demoted to maybe a long weekend in Florida.  Well, that soon got changed to one night away.  Baby steps right?

We left around 1 on Saturday and drove to a little town about 45 minutes away in Wisconsin.  We love going there, but haven't been since I was pregnant.  While I have left Addilyn for one night with Chris, this was our first night away together.  Honestly I was nervous about it.  I was nervous she'd wake up in the middle of the night and freak out that I wasn't there or worried she'd be upset in the morning when we weren't there.  But I knew that my sister in law could totally handle it and Addi loves her!  

It was just so wonderful to be together.  To have 24 hours of uninterrupted time.  Not worrying about getting home in time after dinner and being able to spend time in the morning just sitting in bed together, drinking coffee and watching something other than Mickey Mouse Club.  So many talks about Chris' job, future plans for babies, relationships, our marriage and just enjoying each other.  

We walked around the cute little town, went to a wine tasting, ate some delicious cheese and crackers, then went to an early dinner.  We went in the hot tub at the pool, walked around the town a little more and got frozen yogurt.  The next morning we sadly didn't sleep in passed 6:30 but loved having a slow morning together.  We headed to breakfast and then just sat on our balcony for another hour or so before going home.  

It was just so nice.  I think it's very easy for me to get wrapped up in my identity as a mom.  To spend all my days with Addilyn and to feel like she consumes the majority of my days and my life.  Which I love and is great, but what's not so great is sometimes I forget how much I love spending time with just Chris.  That I am his wife before I was Addilyn's mom and how important it is to just have fun together.  We're lucky enough that we get to go on dates at home, but having this much time alone together was extra wonderful.  A great reminder of why we married each other and how much we love being together.  

Addilyn did great at home, and I am so thankful that we went!  It was a great way to celebrate ten years together!

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Karen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That sounds like you guys had a great time away together. Even 24 hours with no kids can totally change your outlook :) Happy belated anniversary!

Alana Livingston said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So glad you guys managed to get away, even if it was only for one night! Looks/sounds like y'all had a lot of fun!

Katie Brooks said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You guys are adorable!!! Yay for nights away! Some day I'll be able to do it :)

Erin LFF said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You guys are so cute- I'm glad you had a fun little night away and just enjoyed your time together :)

Courtney Kassner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Looks like such a fun weekend away to refuel!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a fun trip for you two! So glad you guys had a great time. You deserve it. :)

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a perfect getaway. You both look so happy! Happy Anniversary!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am so so glad you got away!! It sounded so awesome. Wine tasting is our favorite date but we have nothing close by. Looks like we have to come visit! :)

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats on 10 years! I'm glad you guys got away for a little bit to spend time just the two of you :)

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So glad you had a good weekend away! It is so important to invest time in your marriage, to slow down and give your complete attention to each other. We are going away to celebrate our 5th anniversary soon, and I'm really excited for a weekend just the two of us, even if it's always "just the two of us" at home in this stage of life. Life gets busy and we don't carve out intentional time for each other like we should during a normal work week.