Friday, January 13, 2012

Two Big Dreams

When I was a little girl, I had two BIG dreams.

1. That I would get married one day.

2. That someday I would get to go to Hawaii.

This past December, my husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary.

And, tomorrow morning, he's taking me to Hawaii.

Our four little buddies will be spending the week here at home with their grandparents - who are loving us in such an immense and sacrificial way by coming down here to all the CRAZY and caring for our littles while we're gone.

They will be so loved. The kids. And, the grandparents.

I am happy. I am sad. I am exhausted and excited and I suppose when you leave part of your heart to go nurture and fill up the other, well - it's just a big ol' bucket of bittersweet.

So, while I head off to celebrate my anniversary and soak up every lazy, sunny minute with the one I simply can't get enough of - this little space of mine will be quiet.

Quiet. I'm looking forward to some of that.

And, sleep. I am really looking forward to that, too.

Ten years ago, my Jason married me.
Tomorrow, he's taking me to Hawaii.

I guess you could say he's my dreams come true.


  1. Ooooh, I'm so stinkin' excited for u I can hardly stand it!!!!!

  2. Enjoy every minute of your away time. Real life will return all too soon and then you can reflect back on your fantasy life on those busy, busy days.

  3. Mickey & I celebrated our 20th their and I know what a special time it was for us. My mother stayed with our young ones that were still at home. Memories. You are making precious, precious ones!!!!

  4. I remember a conversation in the comments on your blog about taking time for yourself and some commenters couldn't believe I take 1 - 2 nights a week to play tennis with my tennis team and last year my husband and I had. 3 long weekends of just adult weekends away...well I am glad you get to enjoy a trip too. :) it really does refresh you and help keep your heart in high spirits.

    We just had another baby 4 weeks ago so no trips for us for a while...but I am so glad we took the time and effort last year. And it really is effort to get everything together for the grandparents to watch them, but worth it. Have fun!!

  5. I'm majorly jealous! I am loving seeing the pics in Instagram. I hope it is magical.