Sunday, March 23, 2008

Weekend Getaway - Part 1

This past weekend Brian and I had the opportunity to sneak away for a couple of days to celebrate our 10-year anniversary (which was in December but that time of year was too busy to get away). I guess 'sneak' isn't the right word because it did take a bit of planning and coordinating schedules ... But we were able to get away from the stress and busyness of work and church responsibilities for a couple of days ... and it was pure bliss.

Brian's parents, PawPaw and Granny, graciously offered to keep the kids for us - all 4 of them! I don't know who was more excited, the kids or the grandparents. The kids have spent the night over there several times but we've been in town those nights so this was the first time we were actually going out of town alone since we had Coleman 7 years ago.

Our weekend began on Thursday evening when we took the kids over to PawPaw and Granny's house and helped get them get bathed and ready for bed. Then we went home to our house ... alone. Sad to say that we did some 'work' then. We did take some time out to watch LOST but then Brian finished preparations for his Sunday teaching and I caught up on laundry. I knew that we would need to actually go out of town to truly get a break because if we are home, we are tempted to work on something, like that neverending laundry basket.

Friday morning we slept in a little, until about 8:00 a.m. (So sad to me that I consider 8:00 sleeping in ... when we were first married we could sleep in on Saturdays until 10 or 11 ... often times the phone would ring and we would try our hardest to not sound like we were asleep ... people would always ask 'Did I wake you?' and we'd say 'No, of course not, we just sound like this in the morning ... ). Sp after we slept in until 8ish, we went on a 6-mile run together in preparation for the 10-K in a couple of weeks. It was fun to run together, although Brian had to run at a slower pace because I wanted to pace myself to make sure I could make it the entire 6 miles. I was nervous about adding that extra mile but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and I actually felt pretty decent afterwards.

Then we showered and got packed up for our overnight. We headed out and stopped to eat lunch at Chipotle for the first time. All of you out there who have eaten there and haven't told me about it yet - well, Shame On You! It was very yummy and I can't believe that we've been missing out! If you've never been there, it's basically a Rich Person's version of Taco Bell and I am telling you now that you Need To Go! We both enjoyed the burritos and will definitely dine there again. Huge fans!

After a delightful lunch, we headed off to Harrisonburg, VA to spend the night at the Joshua Wilton House. Harrisonburg is the home of JMU, which is where Brian went to school. I visited him there pretty often the fall before we got married and we haven't been back to visit since we got married 10 years ago. We were looking forward to see how the school had changed and reminiscing about old times.

To be continued...

Brian on the JMU Quad

Me in front of the Joshua Wilton House


Kelly said...

Good for you guys to get away! What a beautiful b&b.
I love when J and I take the time to spend away and I totally agree that it takes getting out of the house to truly have a break!
Great job on the running! I am wanting to start now that it is warming up.

Claire said...

I am so glad that y'all were able to take a trip together. It is so much fun to have time to finish a conversation!

April said...

How nice that you were able to get away.

Congratulations on that 6 mile run! You must feel great.

Kim said...

I am so glad you guys were able to make this trip. What a beautiful way to remember where it started :)

God's grace in our marriage is a beautiful thing.