Thursday, May 1, 2008

It's official

So I bought airfare yesterday, I am officially going with Roger to his next marathon in Newport, OR. Yeah!!! We've managed to pull off at least 1 overnighter every year since we got married (2 or 3 each year a long time ago when my younger siblings were newly marrieds and thought it was fun to have the couple kids I had at the time overnight.) Last year we actually went for 2 whole nights on our anniversary, but we took Mallory since she was still nursing. This year we are actually going for 4 nights away with NO kids!! Holy cow, I can't even comprehend it. I've been so stressed thinking about how I can manage someone to watch the crew for that long, if they can handle it, if it's too much, if I should be spending that money on something else, etc, but just sitting here typing this out, I have this overwhelming excitement building. I CAN'T WAIT!! I can't even remember the last time I had a whole day of no kid-reposibilities, it's been so long that I can't even comprehend it, but needless to say I'm excited for this much needed time together. Sometimes the daily hussles of kids makes you forget about the person you are married to, it will be fun to actually be able to have a conversation that isn't constantly interrupted by someone needing something. After some of the tantrums I've had to calm today, May 28th can't come fast enough!! Maybe I better get the watercolors out and crank up my playlist, I need a reminder of the good day that started my week :)


Candice said...

I'm SO excited for you! Randall will be totally jealous. We need to plan a trip back to his mission. It's not like it's that far away. Why are you going after Memorial Day rather than during? Is Roger just taking some time off work? It's nice to avoid traffic and get better prices on hotel and air fare. I'm sure I'll talk to you a million times before then, but if I don't remember to tell you later, I hope you guys have tons of fun! Love ya!

Jonesing for my kiddo's said...

We're going then because Roger's marathon is the Saturday after Memorial Day. He doesn't have Mem Day off anyway so it doesn't matter that way. He is taking Thursday and Friday off. How cool is that?? :)

Erica said...

that sounds like so much fun!
It is totally worth the money as far as I am concerned! You will have such a flipping awesome time!
Good luck to Roger in the Marathon running! Who is watching your kids? Will they travel up here?

Erica said...

How was your disney trip? The pictures are so cute and Madeline looks like a young woman! Holy crap!
All of your kids are beautiful!

Candice said...

Where are you? I haven't heard from you in ages, and no new posts. What's up with that? Ü