Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ten Wonderful Things About Getting Away With My Sweetheart

My husband and I are a little late in officially celebrating our anniversary, but yesterday we dropped Squishy off with his grandparents (they were happy about that!) and took off for our first night away since he was born 6 1/2 months ago. We found a lovely B&B in a beautiful spot of "old Florida"--St. Marks.

10 happy pieces of our trip:

1) Did I mention we left the baby behind? We love him and gushingly talk about him when he's present and when he's not, but it's wonderful to spend time just the two of us. That's how our marriage started and years from now, it's where we'll be again. :)

2) No laundry, dishes, or diapers. Ahhhhhh....it was just one night, but it felt like we had so much time!

3) An evening bike ride.

4) The sunset.

5) An elegant room. Yes, there was a jacuzzi! It felt like the lap of luxury.

6) The most soft, "decadent" towels ever. I wrote down the brand name and one day when I'm rich (riiiiight) I'll own some of those towels. My husband was laughing at how enraptured I was with the towels. 

6) Uninterrupted sleep. It's a beautiful thing. And sleeping in! UH-MAZE-ING.

7) Being served breakfast after sleeping in. I love to cook breakfast, but it's so nice to have it all done for you sometimes. And it was yummy. Thanks to Patricia, our innkeeper!

8) Sitting close together on the porch swing and reading.

9) My husband. Isn't he cute? He's the most wonderful, sweet, tender, thoughtful, amazing man I know and marrying him was the best thing I ever did (I'm soooooo thankful for God's grace!). He's my best friend.

10) Three years of marriage! Four moves, one loooooong deployment, and one squishy baby later, and we are learning and growing up together. Thank You, Jesus and I love you, my sweet Andrew. :)

P.S. Do you like lists? Add your top ten list over at OhAmanda's Top Ten Tuesday. :)
This is also linked to the fun and full-of-camaraderie Company Girls Coffee
And don't you think getting away with your sweetie is a Finer Thing
Also linked to Thursday's Travel Tales and Tips. :)


  1. How sweet is that?! And WOW at that sunset!!

  2. How sweet! Its nice to get away from the kids from time to time and enjoy each other. We try to have date nights as often as possible!

  3. That sunset is gorgeous!!! Wow. How did I not know you had a military man??? I feel really special now. I'm having absolute brain lapses here lately. I blame Mommy brain!!! What branch?

  4. @SpitFire: yes, he is former (as of April this year) Army Reserves. He was in the Army for 8 years and spent a year in Iraq in 2008-2009.

  5. What a blessing! Glad to hear you were able to get away!! :D

  6. What a lovely post - I'm so glad you have enjoyed a nice time away together! Happy Anniversary!

  7. how fun! I'm glad you got to enjoy a weekend with just your husband. Those are so necessary!

  8. Thank you so much for letting our country borrow your husband for that year, and blessings to you on three years of wedded bliss! What a wonderful night to have away, and such a darling little baby to come home to.

  9. The children also need time away from us..believe it or not:)

  10. Love the bike shadow shot... how neat! Sounds like a very special get-away... Happy Anniversary!

  11. Isn't getting away amazing. And when you return, it feels so good to be back, too. I'm so glad you had a great time. Here's for many more years!

  12. How wonderful! So glad you had a great getaway!!
    Blessings on your day~

  13. Yay for a night away! Glad you were able to have some uninterrupted sleep and got to sleep in! I didn't know moms could do that. :)

  14. You two are so smart to get away! Keep that up! We rarely get away. With 5 kiddos and one coming it's just hard. My hubby is taking me away in two weeks to a bed and breakfast in Natchez for our anniversary...first trip like that in a reeeeeeeally long time.
    Thanks for sharing your trip. Loved all your pictures.

  15. What a great time! We went to a B&B for our babymoon when I was pregnant with our first. Very relaxing.

  16. Sounds like an amazing trip! I love B&Bs. I've only been to a few, but hope to visit more whenever possible. :) Great post; thanks for linking up to Thursday's Travel Tales & Tips!

  17. Looks like a beautiful place and fun trip. It's nice to be a couple again sometimes, isn't it?


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