Wednesday, July 20, 2011

romantic getaway

romantic getaway

romantic getaway

romantic getaway

Ken and I just returned from a little trip to Avila Beach--just the two of us! It was fantastic to have a "real" vacation--without kids. We really needed it too--it's been a year and a half since our last--very brief--little trip. It's a wonderful thing to reconnect with each other, and the boys had a blast staying with my parents (and with Faith and Jacob) and getting to do all sorts of forbidden things like watch TV and eat more desserts than usual. I think it's so important for couples to make time to connect--whatever strengthens the marriage is good for the whole family. So hooray!

At dinner Ken surprised me with a sweet Lisa Leonard necklace. It's the "rain or shine" necklace--so appropriate and meaningful--with our names on the back. I love that he picked this out himself, planned the surprise, and that it has our names. I was truly surprised and pleased.

Now we are back to reality and tomorrow is our Santa Barbara day--labwork for Rainer (but no chemo!) and the doctor's office staff is throwing him a little "no more chemo party" and then we'll go to the zoo.


Anonymous said...

What gorgeous pink hydrangeas! I'm so glad you were able to get away for a vacation. You're right, couples DO need time without kids to connect. Iit helps you become closer to your spouse which makes the times when parenting gets rough so much more bearable.

Maiz Connolly said...

Sounds glorious! I love Avila beach, we always stop there and in See Canyon to get apples when we go camping in Morro Bay. I always want to go to Sycamore Springs, but we haven't done it yet.

christine ~ ourdayourjourney said...

sounds like a lovely getaway and i am so happy to hear about the party for your little one!