I got on a plane last week for the first time in 10 years! Yes, TEN YEARS! The last time I hopped on a plane and got out of town was 10 years ago. We went on cruise to celebrate our friends getting married. It was a great time. Many laughs, rum, beer, and cigars. Little did I know I was pregnant at the time. At least he ended up okay (we think). We haven’t been away ever since. It’s been 10 years of pregnancies, babies, toddlerhood, and everything that comes with it. My husband and I needed a REAL vacation. Now don’t get me wrong, we’ve been away from our kids. It’s just usually little weekend trips to a wedding up north or camping. We’ve never been a plane-ride away. We needed this. When we heard his cousin was going to get married we started saving money. We were going to be there.
We got on that plane with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law and spent five amazing days in Florida. I haven’t laughed that hard in forever. I woke with sore sides. It was so nice to get away. No cooking, laundry, homework, or making lunches. And for my husband and myself, it was great to just enjoy each other’s company. I forgot how funny we both were. Laughing to the point of tears. Literally.
We ate a lot, drank a lot, and got a lot of sunshine! It was just what I needed. We also got to spend time with family that we rarely see. That in itself was worth getting on that plane. The entire wedding was amazing. Gatsby inspired theme, and we dressed the part. The bride was beyond gorgeous! It was a truly beautiful ceremony.
We even got to see the Red Bull race from the 14th floor. It was so much fun! I certainly missed my little minions, but it was so much needed. Good for the soul.
I’m definitely not waiting another 10 years to get away with my husband. When was your last trip away with your spouse?