Once upon a time (well actually less than 3 weeks ago), in a town not so far away, a husband and wife ran away to a cozy cottage in the woods to celebrate their 17 1/2 anniversary (because who wouldn't want to celebrate being half way to 35) on the same day they were celebrating the 4 month anniversary of surviving the hardest day of all of their years together.
Beautiful, right? At the time of our trip I was feeling so burnt out. We were in the midst of the busiest month we've had in some time, with a kitchen DIY project, getting the house ready for a 10 day visit from a foreign exchange student from France and my Sweet Man having to travel 3 of the 4 weeks of the month. I was physically and emotionally drained. I was depleted. This time away helped get me to the finish line and rejuvenated my spirit as well as my creativity.
The weekend was perfect from beginning to end. A cozy cottage, perfect chilly autumnal weather, good shopping and amazing southern food. We celebrated our anniversary with a dinner at a tiny restaurant that had just opened, where we brought our own wine, met the chef, enjoyed the best meal of our lives and sat next to a soap opera actress I grew up watching on Days of Our Lives.
I love spending time with this man. We have a ridiculous amount of fun together. There is something about getting away from the daily grind and responsibilities of life that really agrees with me. I become someone else. Her name is Vacation Jen and her arrival is much anticipated. Seriously, she's a legend. ;) This was only our third getaway since we got married. We are on the precipice of being empty nesters and we get so excited talking about the travel and experiences ahead. I'm so happy to be sharing this life with my guy and looking forward to new adventures with the one I love best.