We relaxed in the hot tub together, watched TV that did not include Nickelodeon, drank, ate fabulous meals, took walks hand in hand, and really just enjoyed each other. With the hustle and bustle of normal life, sometimes you forget why you fell in love with that person; Why you chose to spend the rest of your life with that person. And spending time alone, without the daily distractions, really gives you the opportunity to remember why.
When we returned home, we both had wonderful things to say about San Diego and our trip as a whole. I enjoyed listening to Jdaddy tell others about going into restaurants and not having to worry about a kid’s menu and wondering if they served chicken fingers, because that’s all that Buddy will really eat when we go out. It amused me because I knew how much he missed our boys and was ready to go home and see them.
While our trip was magical and I enjoyed every single minute we were there, I kept thinking about how much fun the boys would have had in the pool, how we would have gone to the zoo had they been there, and how excited they would have been to see ocean and walk on the beach. To me, that is so telling. We are a family. And as much fun as I can have without my entire family, I realize just how much more fun I can have with my entire family.
Jdaddy and I have a Sandals trip to the Bahamas booked for November, 2011, in celebration of our anniversary. I just told him the other day that I think we should cancel it, or at least postpone it for now. Why would I do that? Because I want to take my boys on a family trip where we can make those special memories together. They’ll only be little for such a short period of time.
What’s better than spending time with the person you chose to spend the rest of your life with? Spending time with the person you chose to spend the rest of your life with and the little people the two of you created with love.