Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Midweek Getaway

John and I had 24 hours away while my mom had the kids. Yesterday to today. In the middle of the week. For one night of camping. The trip was ignited by John's solo trip to Fall Creek Falls-he found several cool trails that weren't kid friendly. I was eager to see them and he was eager to return, so a one-night, kid-free camping trip was our solution. 

Waking up. 

I read some vacation advice a while ago that has always stayed with me: Expectations can ruin a vacation if they're not met. Lowered expectations and speaking up can help things go smoothly. Now, John and I always talk about what we envision for our trips. Sometimes we have too many hopes and dreams, and we have to bring each other to reality. For this trip, I wanted a slow morning and to go to the base of the waterfalls and to an overlook spot. For John, he wanted the same hikes and to not talk about work and the kids (the entire time). It didn't take us long to really relax. Camping without kids is a breeze. We were all "can you throw this away for me?" and the perky reply, "Absolutely. Not a problem at all. Anything else I can throw away for you?" We were one cotton candy moment away from singing kumbaya. 

The whole trip was short, but it felt exciting to get away in the middle of the week.
We really had a lot of fun, and we came back very relaxed. And eager to see our babies.


  1. I don't ever make a comment, but I have been reading your blog for a couple months. What a sweet post this is! And that green jacket is great!!!

    1. Thanks! Yes, the green jacket is so perfect. End of season sale last year-great investment.

  2. so glad to see you've broken out ole verde. hate the cold, but at least she's a bright spot.