Monday, January 6, 2014

a weekend of greatness

This past weekend was probably one of the best in the books. My parents are saints and came down to hang with the boys at our house Friday through Sunday night and Jerr and I went off to DC to galavant and partake in general acts of merriness. It was WONDERFUL. We got to wear "hats" other than the partner-hats we often put on to make sure everything moves as it should.

We stayed right between Chinatown and the National Mall, just a few blocks from each, and ate to our hearts content. We took our good old time eating and s a v o r i n g every bite because we weren't entertaining two other people while trying to inhale without chewing. Heck, in a decision of plain craziness, we shopped at H&M. Together!!! I know. You need a minute, don't you? I do, too.

Minute taken.

And we relished in the chance to dress in outfits that were completely us while perusing museum after museum.

Then we capped off Saturday night at a pub watching the playoff games. Even though our Eagles lost, we had so much fun spending the evening together. One of my favorite things, and one of the main purposes in going for the weekend, was to spend Sunday morning together to pray and set goals for the year. For our finances, our family, our marriage, our spiritual walk, and our personal lives.

It is such a privilege to know the desires in his heart, to hear the areas he wants to grow in and tell him where I want to improve in myself. It feels good to have common goals for our family and income and really great to say, "Hey, we are going to be purposeful about taking a family vacation this year!" It was just GOOD, you guys. It doesn't hurt that we did it with Starbucks in hand. ;)

Aaaaaand just like that, the weekend of bliss is over and I'm back to my Monday list of chores: groceries and laundry. Mondays are much better than Tuesdays...I hate sweeping/mopping/vacuuming floors! But they're the most rewarding of the chores. And really, one HUGE benefit of being kid-free for 49 hours is that I'm enjoying every STINKING minute with them, and I have more than enough energy to do all I need to get done and more! Especially when that "and more!" means hanging out with one of my girlfriends from our time in Hawaii and her three kids.

Overall, Jerr and I had a great weekend away. I think the best part was getting to enjoy each other as the spouse and best friend that we are, without adding other elements into the picture. We just got to ENJOY each other. And you know what, I married a really cool man. In fact, I'm pretty sure the one I hung out with was even cooler than the one I married!! It's nice to know that in the midst of major career changes, moving all over the country, raising 2 (almost 3) kids very close in age, buying houses, and growing older we still continue to grow together. That doesn't happen without work, and purposeful intent. But it's nice to see that we are doing alright. :)

Get ready, Georgetown...our eye is on YOU for January 2015.

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