Recently, Jeff and I took a sort of retreat. That is so say, we left our four children with their Grandma and Grandpa, and left town. But I promise, everyone involved was happy with the arrangement. Really.
These photos were taken at the Grove of the Patriarchs in central Washington state. The trees were incredibly old, and incredibly beautiful. We were blessed with a beautiful morning to explore the area.
Mostly, though, we relaxed. We took in a local play, enjoyed some games, and devoured the freshly-baked cookies served us each afternoon at the wonderful bed and breakfast where we stayed.
My husband and I talked. We thoroughly enjoyed our time together - the quiet meals with no interruptions, the chance to wake up at the time of our own choosing.
We dreamed about our baby, wondering who s/he is, and what our life as a family of five will look like.
I think the best description of our time away would be to say that we savored it. It was fun. It was rejuvenating. It was refreshing. And at the end, we were ready to be back at home with our brood.
I am so thankful we had this chance to do something like this, just the two of us. And I'll look forward to the day when we can do it again.