Monday, January 16, 2012

WONDERFUL anniversary trip!

We had a fabulous 29 hours away on our anniversary trip! It was so, so, so, so, so worth the hard work of getting ready to go. We have done several anniversaries "at home" in recent years, and while those are special in their own way, there is something to be said for getting away from the normal rhythms of life and being able to focus on just each other. I am so thankful for the means to be able to do that this year.

We stayed in an asian-themed hotel and ate dinner at a wonderful Japanese steakhouse. We took naps, talked and laughed, cried and prayed, saw a movie (Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol ~ we really enjoyed it!), ate out, did a bit of shopping. So relaxing and so fun. We came home refreshed and ready to take up the mantle of daily life once again.

I'm thankful to my mother-in-law, some friends, and our daughter, for covering child care and transportation while we were away. And so thankful for my man and the opportunity to focus on him and on our marriage.