Two weeks ago, my husband and I headed out of town to celebrate his birthday. His dear family friends, who we’ve always called Aunt and Uncle, have a cabin in a teeny tiny town in Oklahoma and it’s literally Kyle’s most favorite place to visit. This was only my second time to go; the first time we took the kids and this time we went without them. The most amazing thing about this place (other than the breathtaking views and beautiful hilltops) is that there isn’t any phone service. There is a landline there, but absolutely no distractions in regards to technology. I do tend to stress about this leading up to the trips, but I know, once I arrive, it’s exactly what I need…what we need together…zero phone and zero distractions.
We went with his Aunt and Uncle and another couple; the cabin is so nice and they have a huge party barn. There are several four-wheelers and Polaris Rangers and plenty of things to do. The temps were chilly and the surroundings were absolutely beautiful! This trip was exactly what my soul and my marriage needed. No, I’m not saying that my marriage is in the slumps, but to say it’s always perfect and peachy would be a lie. The holidays can be tough for us because it is, by far, my busiest time of year with my work (blog and the shop) and, on top of that, my husband is a Fireman/Paramedic, which means he is gone overnight every third day, at the very least, so add all of that together and mix in two toddlers and a dash of busy holiday schedules and you’ll get a husband and wife who are feeling disconnected, tired, and in major need of some alone time together. And, boy, that little three night getaway did not disappoint. We laughed and talked and thoroughly enjoyed each others company. It was SO great and incredibly refreshing and exactly what we needed. We promised each other to make it a yearly priority to go back there at least twice, if not more. Sometimes all you need is some quality and genuine time together, away from your kids, to regroup and recharge.
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