Three years – How long my husband and I have been married.
9 plus months – the last time my husband and I had a night alone sans baby.
Going out of town pre-baby and pre-dog was a cake walk. Now, it’s a bit more challenging and there is a lot of moving pieces. For example, taking your dog to daycare on your lunchbreak by yourself. Usually, this is my husband’s role, but I volunteered to allow us more time on the road. My dog is nuts and he loves to hang his head out the window and cry out in excitement. This was fun doing all of this in a nice dress! The second I let him out, he ran away from me and never looked back. We love The Four Paws Resort. They even send you pictures of your dog throughout your time away.
After all the prepping, packing and organizing – this is the prize at the end of the day. A night out with your husband with uninterrupted conversations. We have arrived at Lakeway Resort on Lake Travis near Austin, TX which is beautiful and secluded. A great getaway option for those looking for a stay-cation type of weekend. The pool is huge, heated and has a swim up bar and hot tub. It overlooks Lake Travis and even has a separate pool with waterside for the kiddos and movies playing at nighttime. One pool is strictly for the 21 and up crowd and that is where the real fun happens. It didn’t get wild and crazy, but it was a fun group to simply have a drink and chit chat with.
Meanwhile, my sweet baby stayed at my awesome best friend’s house who was nice (and brave) enough to watch her for the night while we celebrated our 3rd anniversary. I am so thankful for Kelsey and her family for watching my bundle of joy… Although, I did get reports that Reese did not like bath time, but she did sleep through the night for them so I am so thankful for that. Reese was also introduced to an outdoor swing and she absolutely loves it! I’ve got to get one for my house… Too bad I don’t have a big tree, but perhaps the back porch? She loves to be outside and loves to hold on to things as you can see below. I think Chad and I had a harder time leaving her than she did. I was scared she would throw a fit because over the last few weeks, she has been clingy, but reports are that she was great and had a wonderful time.
Overall, we had a great time getting away, but I would be lying if I told you I didn’t feel somewhat guilty for leaving my sweet baby behind. At the end of the day, we have to remember to celebrate our marriage and spend some alone time together to remember why we fell in love. It also allows us to just have fun together and remember that we aren’t the old, boring farts that we feel like we have become. Having date nights is very important to us and we have to have a healthy marriage first to become great parents. The time we spent together last weekend reflecting on the past three years was much needed. We have accomplished so much, survived the ups and downs of the first few years of marriage along with parenthood and that is something to toast about. I love him with all my heart and look forward to what the future holds. Cheers!