7.22.2010

A Time for Us

As parents you put so much of yourself into giving your children all the love they need & sometimes all the attention they crave. And often times you forget that before there was a child & in our case 3 there was actually just an us. These past 3 days we decided to take some time to just be us again. Thanks to my sister Kim we were able to do just that. For 3 days & 2 nights Rick & I left the care of our children to their capable auntie & we traveled 10 whole miles from our home to Terranea resort for some golf, hot cups of coffee, dinners overlooking the ocean, reading books by the pool & just catching up without worrying about the kiddos. We had a great room with a nice view & even though the sun never came out the weather was perfect for golf. After 22 months of not playing Rick had to give me some pointers on how to play again & I must have paid attention (at least for this one hole) because I hit the shot of my lifetime. I will probably never do it again but it was fun. Our first night there we had a nice, long dinner on the patio of Catalina Kitchen made extra special with some drinks & desserts gifted to us from a friend. And for 2 whole days my camera only took pictures of us which is extremely rare. And last night (our last night alone) we shared appetizers & drinks on a cliff overlooking the ocean talking about adult things & of course letting thoughts & conversations of our boys slip in throughout the night. It was such a nice time to catch up, re-energize & just remember that our boys are the most important part of our lives but it helped remind us that we are the most important part of their lives so we should remember to put us first sometimes. Thanks again Kim. And thanks again boys for being nice to your auntie.

3 comments:

Jackie Kelly said...

Lovely pix -- you both look great. Glad you two had some well-deserved 'time out' together.

J.J. Killins said...

oh you guys that's awesome!

Katie said...

So nice. Family rocks!