Wednesday, March 11, 2015

when we became parents, a part of us vanished.  the part that wonders to just yourself on a saturday morning, "what should i do today?".  it got tossed away right next the part of our life that focuses on us - the him and i - our marriage.  the very thing that started it all.

even though you know you should go out just the two of you, how do you justify leaving the squishy, happy, completely delicious boy? 

on saturday morning the cabin fever bubbled over and MWM declared there we were going to spend a night in newport.  newport!  he didn't have to twist my arm, newport happens to hold one of the most special places in my heart and i am happy to visit that city at any point of the year, regardless of the season.

we were giddy at the idea of nothing but us.  no schedule, no plans.  we checked into our hotel and promptly walked to the mooring for a bag of donuts.  which led to dinner, which led to a nightcap and dessert.  we never once went back to the room in between.  it was just him and I making last minute decisions and endless conversation. 

after having a child, the busy pull of life, and the familiarity that comes with being with someone for nearly a decade.....somehow when we get around to holding hands it seems much sweeter than the excitement of holding hands when we were on our very first dates.

it was the most refreshing weekend.  every little inch of it is now wrapped up as my newest happy thought.

the ending trip down ocean drive was the cherry on top, and then we drove home on sunday afternoon to see our boy.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely loved this post. Every single thing about it.