My love language is quality time. When you are married to a surgeon and have three small children that can be hard to come by, so I am so thankful for a man who knows how to speak my language!
Thanks to a very generous gift from friends, my husband and I enjoyed a fabulous Fall getaway this weekend at Barnsley Gardens. Although we were gone less than 24 hours, we managed to enjoy wonderful food, gorgeous scenery, competitive Bocce ball, champagne, fluffy robes, reading, pleasant strolls, a spa, 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep and watch an amazing football game!
I was reminded of the amazing difference a few hours away can make in a relationship. We were able to have uninterrupted conversations and simply laugh and enjoy each other. It was like dating again. We agreed this type of getaway must remain a priority. It seems the busier we get, the more "dating" slides off our radar screen. In fact, the busier we are the more we need to be making time for dates to reconnect. It is truly an investment in our family.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch our sweet sitters had to endure the wrath of Daylight Savings Time. The children woke up at 4:50 this morning...for the day. They also skipped their naps yesterday. We came home to some worn out little ones!
Although we did not knowingly plan our trip to coincide with the time change, I am making a mental note. Next year it may very well be intentional!