I’m so excited for this coming weekend. My kids will be attending their first winter retreat with their youth group. Parker was able to go last year, but didn’t want to go without Morgan. So, this is the first time for both of them. They’ll be going to a wonderful Christian camp that our church supports. I have always had great times there, and I know the kids will too. I’m a little nervous, as this is the first time they have gone away overnight with anyone other than family and close friends. They’ll be 3 hours away, and that is causing a bit of high anxieties as well. I’m excited they get this opportunity…
What I’m REALLY excited about is that my love and I will have a weekend all to ourselves! The first since 2006!! WOOHOO! We really don’t have the money right now to take off anywhere, so we are just going to plan some things to do around here for Friday evening, and all day Saturday. I have to play Sunday morning, and the kids will be back that afternoon.
Andy and I have had a tough year for many reasons. There have been some great stresses on our marriage, and we have fought together through them, and have come out still going strong. It’s tough…marriage is work. But I love this man, I promised my life to him, and NOTHING will make me change my mind. I am looking forward to concentrated time talking to just him, sitting next to him in a booth at a restaurant (instead of next to the darling girl that always says, “sit by me mama! :), walking hand in hand with him wherever we go, and getting to love on him in ways I don’t always get the opportunity to do when the kids are home. Andy is just as excited as I am, and we are going to try to do this a couple times a year from now on. I really think it’s important for us as a couple.
I’ll post pictures if we go anywhere cool, and I’ll let you know how the weekend goes. I will be off the radar until at least Sunday evening, so have a great weekend! I know I will! :)