Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dreaming of Sun

I have the most incredible husband.  There are many reasons I can say this, but today I'm saying it because in a couple of weeks he is going to take me away from all this snow and ice to a tropical beach for a few days to celebrate my {recent milestone} birthday.  Just the two of us.  Just the two of us.

Newly engaged and without a care in the world! 
This time away will be so good for us!  We can sleep late, eat what others cook, swim with the fish (or to the wet bar!), and relax on a beach.  We can reconnect with each other without a million interruptions, reflect on our last 10+ years together and dream about what our next 50 might hold.  My hope is that we come back refreshed and ready to take on the controlled chaos of our daily life.

We are so lucky that we are able to get away.  It's not easy to find sitters for my girls;  our household isn't easy to drop into days.  For a few hours it's pretty easy, but when it stretches into a couple of days it gets trickier.  There are things to learn for Emma - how to work the CIs and talker, how to prepare her drinks and food, how to use the various chairs and potty seat, tips for going out and about.  And then there is the matter of how to work our TV remotes :-)  None of these are hard but they aren't always intuitive - especially the TV!

I'm planning on pulling together a how-to binder for the house complete with pictures.  If I forget anything I'm sure Julia will be able to fill in the blanks.  Sometimes I think Julia could run this household - maybe that's typical of first born children?  Regardless, I'll feel better once it's done and will be able to relax easier on the beach with a fruity frozen concoction.

Julia is excited to have guests come and stay at our house and is happily anticipating her own adventures while we're away.  Past experience makes me think Emma isn't as excited about our getaway but she should roll with it fairly well.  The amount of time we will be gone should be just enough to recharge but not too long that I'll spend my time missing my babies.

Here's to warm weather, sandy beaches, and some alone time with my favorite man!