As I said on Friday, the hubby and I spent the weekend in Atlanta enjoying a little anniversary getaway. We have tried to do this every year, and if we had a "bucket list" doing this every single year of our marriage would be on it! During our anniversary time this year, we went back and recalled each time.
#1. A small cabin in the mountains for two nights: hiking, quaint town
#2. To the beach for a few nights; I was very pregnant with the oldest.
#3. To Hannibal, MO the "Mark Twain town:" we visited the cave he wrote about in Tom Sawyer and took a dinner cruise down the Mississippi River.
#4. To a graveyard down the street from our old house: Our boy was 3 days old and the graveyard had a beautiful view of the mountains. We left the toddler and the baby with my mom and took a tiny two hour getaway.
#5. To Kansas City, MO for a city date: we saw fountains and went to dinner and a movie. We visited some gardens on the way home.
#6. To Six Flags! This was a very fun little trip. Two nights in a hotel, one dinner out, and a whole day to act like kids in a theme park made for a great "trip date."
#7. A bed and breakfast on our way to a family get together. My parents had the two big kids and the youngest, who was with us, was 2 months old.
#8. A family member's cabin on a river: very peaceful and restful!
Friday. (The pic is the view from our hotel room!)
I have to make a confession about these trips, though. It wasn't until about #6 that we were able to really enjoy them. This is for many reasons and almost all of them are totally my fault. I assumed when we got married that the only romantic getaway was one that the husband planned and surprised the wife with. Well, the hubby is not a planner. He tried with each trip to please me, and every trip (up to #5) I found something to be disappointed by--either he didn't plan well enough or plans fell through or my expectations were not met in some other way. Don't get me wrong! Every trip was wonderful anyway, but somehow my skewed sense of the way things were to go got in the way every time. I really don't know what exactly happened to help me get over this (mostly) but I do know that it was very much a Holy Spirit thing! We wives tend to make it very hard for our hubbies to win sometimes, don't we?
Here's to anniversary trips everywhere! May you all have a trip date this year!
Our trip date this past weekend definitely Makes My Monday.