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!