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.
And we relished in the chance to dress in outfits that were completely us while perusing museum after museum.
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.
Get ready, Georgetown...our eye is on YOU for January 2015.