staycation

If I know one thing about this new role as “parents”, it’s that it is MUY IMPORTANTE [“very important” for you non Texans 🙂 ] to spend time alone with your man.

I actually had this conversation three times today with 3 different very good friends of mine.  We talked about how important making date night a priority is, time to recharge and just be with your hubby.  No talk about work, the kids or finances [thanks Alli] – but just dating.  ya know, like you did when you just met.  Have fun together, dream together, reminisce and tell stories from your early days together… you get the point.  Somtimes that means going on date NIGHT but sometimes that means an actual night away together [or weekend!]

The whole time we were at the lake for July 4th with my fam, Stephen kept talking about wanting to get away together – and the last of our trip he worked it out with the grandparents and surprised me with dinner + a night away!  It was the first one that we’ve taken that wasn’t spent on a mission trip to Africa….and we went back to where it all started – the Marriott at Horseshoe Bay.  Sure, it was down the street from where we were staying but it was time AWAY.  While he was still trying to surprise me and throw me off, we drove by the church we got married at and then landed at the Marriott for a yummy dinner and a night alone.

Seriously you don’t know how good for my soul it was simply sleep IN!  After dinner we watched not one, but two movies and I slept until 10:30 the next day!  REST.  being with my man.  It was just what I needed.  I love my husband for making time alone with me a priority.

what about you?  how do you find time to get away from the everyday to spend with your man?

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  1. Sally says:

    That picture is adorable!

    Now that it is nice out, we will sit out on the deck and have a beer or a glass of wine or something once the baby is asleep. Hang out and chit chat without being interrupted by one-year-old craziness :)) We don’t really do date nights, but we just find time alone every day somehow.

  2. Camille Jennings says:

    This is a huge struggle for us during residency because when Adam finally had some time off, the kids are really needing him, especially Henry (age 4) and we are all exhausted when the kids go to sleep. I feel like we are on date night stall until residency is over. We used to go on walks during med school a lot & that was super fun & refreshing (no phones. Just talking)

    • Wynne says:

      girl, I can’t imagine all the sacrifices you have made having your hubby in med school! it’s impressive. i love pics of yall & your precious boys! i love the walk idea! sometimes just turning off the tv + phones and chatting is just what we need too! thanks for sharing!

  3. larissa says:

    you know i love this. it’s hard for me to trust someone else to watch our babe. but. it’s so good for your relationship. dating your husband. the very best.

    and you two. adorable.

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