This past week the husband and I were able to sneak away for a vacation…just the two of us.
It was glorious.
First we headed up to New York to spend the Easter holiday with family, and shortly thereafter left our kids with the grandparents to head out on the high seas for a week. Departing straight from New York City, we had the best view of Lady Liberty as we cruised on by.
As well as a deck view that overlooked the Intrepid. Best seats in the house, even with my massive zooming camera lens that was able to capture this picture.
But it wasn’t long before we were enjoying relaxing morning coffees on the deck, and catching up on our reading. I actually finished 2.5 books, I couldn’t put them down!
Case in point.
First stop was Cocoa Beach, where Greg got to do some surfing. His dream is to live on a beach somewhere and teach surfing to underprivileged children. I can live with that.
My burlap and metallic totes saw some action this vacation as well, they look much better on the beach – don’t they?! Lol
And for those of you who follow me on Instagram, you already saw the debate over the fedora…it was a yea.
Next stop – Bahamas.
We walked around Nassau…
And then took a boat ferry to Paradise Island…
And after poking around the infamous Atlantis Resort, we quickly decided that it was time to go snorkling…
I had a bad sunburn from Florida, so was very luck to find a rash guard shirt that I could wear for snorkling. Was so much fun! I have decided that I want to wear, and possibly sew some more of these up for myself during the Summer!
I have only one picture of something I am working on…courtesy of some fabulous Lotta Jansdotter Bella Scattered Sand fabric that Jess of CINO turned me onto thanks to our Mystery Fabric Shopping fun. There might be a free women’s dress pattern coming this Summer…
But before long we were returning home one week later, catching the most beautiful sunrise over the Hudson that I have ever seen…
And it couldn’t have been fast enough. As much fun as it is to get away with your husband, turned boyfriend, for the week. It is even more fun returning to your babies. You miss them so much when you are away, and the hugs and kisses you get upon seeing them again is absolutely priceless.
I love my husband, I love my babies, and I love my God for blessing us with this fabulous time. Time to reflect upon life, to dream together of our goals and what we are walking towards, and to be truly thankful for all that we already have. It reminded me to not take it for granted. Our kids are getting so much older, so fast, and before long – they won’t be the little kids who are running up to us giving hugs anymore. This vacation reminded me that sometimes you need to just slow down, relax, and enjoy what you have before it is gone.
That is my goal for this Summer, and always – to enjoy every minute with our children.
That was my biggest take away was from this cruise. Life is so much more important than the blog posts, features, and stats. Getting away for a whole week with almost no access to internet, and no cell phone for the majority of the trip was amazing. As I readjust to normal life now that I am back, I will take some time to realign my schedule so that I have some major ‘off’ time, daily. Putting the phone away after a certain time, and not looking at it again until after the kids go to sleep. To really be there.
I am thankful to have had this wake up call now, rather than later. I don’t want to blink and find that I missed it.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…