29 June 2010

What took so long?




Jeff and I just returned from our first trip without children in our almost 10 years of marriage. For the past four years now, he has taken a group of eighth graders to Washington D.C. for a 5-day whirlwind tour of the all the historical sites there, in Gettysburg, and Philadelphia. It has taken him this long to convince me to come, and now, as the title says, I really wish I wouldn't have waited so long.

I've visited many of these sites before, but this time around, being at historical sites such as Mount Vernon, Gettysburg, The Capitol and Independence Hall had a very spiritual effect on me. Because I had no children to worry about, I was able to wander the museums and soak in the history at my own pace and it was awesome.

My parents came and stayed with our boys and I will never be able to convey how grateful I am for the peace of mind that provided me, which only aided in the enjoyment factor of this trip.

Being with all those eighth graders and watching awkward flirting had an interesting effect on me. I kept feeling like I was, like them, fourteen again, and trying to impress and flirt with Jeff. I kept having to remind myself that, oh yeah, he already likes me. Ha.


6 comments:

Aimee Fuller said...

I'm glad you had such a good time! I'm still laughing about how you felt like you needed to flirt with Jeff. Ha ha ha...Isn't it funny the effects 14 yr olds have on us?!
Can't wait to see you guys.

The Fullmer Times & Seasons said...

What a fun trip. I think that sounds like a great idea-a trip without kids to Washington D.C.:)
You look great! I like your hair, too.

mindi said...

Love it! You totally earned it. Glad you had a great time and glad to hear you still have flirting skills! Miss you guys. When can we see you again?

David and Jana said...

So fun that you got to go. I love DC! I am still waiting to get away with David and no kids...

Emily said...

Yay for you!! SO great for you guys and what a good trip to take without kids, so you could really soak everything in! Sounds so cool!

Great pic of you guys!!!

Lundin said...

That is so great you 2 were able to have a trip like that. All parents need a break from their kids, no matter how much we love them.