September 7, 2008

A weekend away

Brandon and I celebrated our EIGHTH anniversary over Labor Day weekend. We went to Dallas for the long weekend and really enjoyed our time as a couple.

Here's a breakdown of our time together:
-enjoyed conversation without ever being interrupted
-ate at restaurants that didn't even have children's menus
-went to a movie that was not produced by Disney
-relaxed by the pool without ever being splashed, climbed on or blowing up a floatie (I even turned my back to the pool to lay out!)
-stayed up late and slept in a King size bed ALL BY OURSELVES
-watched whatever we wanted on t.v.
-shopped without a stroller
-attended a hilarious comedy performance where no kids were allowed
-experienced a car ride without a single DVD change out, potty break, or "are we there yet?"
-never wrestled, changed a diaper, looked for a pacifier, wiped a mouth, fixed a sippy cup, fastened a carseat or corrected a child

And you know what?! We missed those boys like crazy! We couldn't wait to get home to them and left on Monday morning at 7 a.m. to get back. It was a great break, but we were reminded of how much joy our kids add to our lives.

Thanks, Mom and Mark, for babysitting. I know you were both worn out when they left.

And, Brandon, eight years later...I'm still glad you're mine!:)

[Sorry no pictures...we took a vacation from the camera, too!]


The Garners said...

This sounds great! But I know what you mean--the few times we've gone places without the kids I get so homesick I can barely stand it.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a wonderful trip! I can't remember the last time I ate at a restaurant with no kids' menu.

(And yes, arranged marriages would be fine with me!)