As hard as it is sometimes for me to believe that we have 5 beautiful children, it's equally hard to believe we've been married for 10 years already!
The time has gone by so swiftly it seems and yet here we are!
10 wonderful years with the man God set aside for me - 5 beautiful children - countless wonderful memories.
We celebrated 10 years by taking a mini-trip - 2 days and 2 nights leaving late after getting Miss Baby to bed and returning 2 days later around dinner/bedtime. With a 1 year old, we couldn't justify being away for too long and that seemed a reasonable amount of time this go around. After the time away though, I think this should be an annual event, not just every 10 years!
We had a wonderful "vacation" - it was nice to have some time alone for the first time in a long time. We didn't go far, but found plenty to do and just enjoyed a more relaxed pace for a few days. We shopped, toured some museums and had one of the best, if not, THE best dinners in a long time at a fantastic steak house. We did a week's worth of things in 2 days, it seems, when you aren't buckling and unbuckling carseats, stopping for countless potty trips, taking 2 hours to eat each meal and so on. The time away was priceless, but naturally we were glad to return. Miss Baby became quite vocal when she heard our voices when we came in the door (she was off in one of the bedrooms w/Grandma), and the rest of the crew came running to greet us (something I don't experience often since I'm always at home w/the children) with hugs and kisses and "I missed you's" and "I'm glad you're home's" - we missed them too! Naturally I had to call once each day to check on everyone and was especially concerned about how Miss Baby was going to do at bedtime, but she did great and I was relieved and able to relax and enjoy the time away.
Maybe, by our 15th or 20th, we can take a longer trip and see some places we'd like to go to and not worry so much about having an infant at home - we'll see. For now, it's good to be home and it was good to be away for a little bit.