Thursday, October 8, 2009

16 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans


********************52 Weeks*******************
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The end of Sept was hard for me. We ended up missing 4 VERY special days, because of sickness. Having sick kids is tiring/draining all in itself. Then you add missing those special days... I was about as low as I could go. Then that following week, my hubby was to leave for a few 6 days to do some work in TN. So I'd be alone with the 4 kids. It's all part of life, so you swallow that big lump in your throat and smile your best smile. After all, life MUST carry on regardless.

Last Thurs morning came and went. Off he went to TN. I had a to-list in my hand to keep me physically and mentally busy for the rest of the week. (not that having 4 kids wouldn't keep me busy enough!) I was on my way to run errands in town when I got a call: "do you wanna come with me? i talked to mom, they'll keep all 4 kids!" So he, being a good hour away, turned around and came back for me. I VERY quickly finished my errands in town, came home, packed the 4 kids bags, threw some things together for me, dropped the 4 kids off at Boppa's house and was on my way to TN with my hubby in under an hour. Off alone, just the 2 of us for 6 days, 5 nights. Just what mama needed!

Although he had to work during the day (and into some evenings) we enjoyed our time alone. And during the days, I enjoyed my quiet-down time. (We ended up staying at a lodge in a state park. The cabins were booked). I enjoyed the fresh, warm, sunshine in walks thru the woods. Snuck in a nap. Enjoyed a soak in the hot tub. Read. Shopped. And had plenty of time to re-group. I came back feeling refreshed and ready to go.

I can't lie, I missed the kids. ALOT. On the way down, I kept turning to the back seat to check on them. Naturally alot of our conversations were about... the kids! On my shopping trip...I bought more for the kids, than myself!

This trip can't erase the last weeks of Sept, but it did help me get things back into perspective again. Get a fresh look at things and appreciate what I do have. And I'm sure my in-laws are enjoying the peace and quiet!

21 comments:

  1. hey, that's great! It's nice to just have time for the two of you. Justin's mom is going to retire in January so I'm hoping that they'll take the kids more so we can work in some weekends alone.
    I bet your heart melted when he called you and then came back for you! :)

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  2. nice pics.. thanks for sharing. visit mine too!

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  3. good thing u are back in shape :) and that is so nice that the 2 of u were able to have a time alone.. we really need that to gain back our energy!

    mine is up too

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  4. I really like your sunglasses! Great picture.

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  5. What a treat to go with him! I've never been away from the kids over night and only have had a sitter a handfull of times in 8 years. So glad you had that time.

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  6. We're glad we could be of "service." Enjoyed having the kids. And yes, it is quiet...too quiet. :)

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  7. Heather, Glad you had such a great time. What great in laws. Great picture of you... Blessings,

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  8. Glad you had a nice time....:0)

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  9. What a nice picture of you and I envy that alone time you got! In Florida we only had a one night alone, it was an amazing night under the stars on the beach but wish we would of had more! Good for you!:)

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  10. Oh my gosh...what a blessing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I bet you came home so refreshed and energized! I can imagine how much you missed your kids, and same for them too!! Wow..how nice to have a long getaway like that! Oh, and sweet too of your husband to come back!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. What a happy ending to that lump in your throat! I can see it now...I have been wondering where you were this week...missed ya, but I am so glad you had that time to regroup, and maybe it is just what the Dr. would have ordered. Nothing wrong with having some alone time with your honey. So happy it worked out for you Heather.

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  12. What a nice getaway. I'm glad it worked out. Sometimes a little time away is what we need.

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  13. I know...it made me sad when you said you weren't going to be able to enjoy your special days because of sick kiddos. I'm glad that your time away helped you to feel better! :)

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  14. How nice for you to get away. That was an awesome story. Beautiful picture of you. That color looks great on you.

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  15. Sounds like fun! I could use one of those trips with my hubby!

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  16. What a lovely surprise to have him call you after you thought you were to face all those days alone! That is just awesome. I'm so glad you were able to spend some time alone too. It is amazing what it can do for our perspective.

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  17. What a nice get away! Sounds just like what the dr. ordered!

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  18. Hi. Glad you could have a little break and a vacation. Moms work 24-7. Just wondering if the 4 special days you missed, because of sickness, were days of convention?

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  19. @candylei- yes, those 4 special days were conv! :(

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  20. Yay for you and hubby time, but sorry for sick kids and missed plans. Yay for helpful grandmas and grandpas, too!

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