Every now and again Matthew and I like to get away, even if it’s just getting away from the house. The last two or three weeks have been plain yucky for us. We were at odds in a weird way. He would pick at me, I would get witchy and the cycle just continued. It seemed as if we couldn’t agree on anything, I know it wasn’t as bad as that, but that is how it felt. When the idea hit me that we needed a get-away, even just for the evening, I went all out.
The one thing that I like about his business trips is all the bonuses we get for hotels and flights. My trip to Florida was paid for by sky miles, and our little evening out was courtesy of hotel points. I had debated getting a room that we would have to drive a little ways for but I decided to instead get one that I had to drive to but that was close to Matthew’s office. It was funny because I thought I had booked us into a hotel that was a sky scraper, apparently the hotel site that I booked through didn’t change to the picture of the actual hotel I was booking. However, it was all good. We just needed a quiet space to concentrate all our attention on each other.
I surprised him with his favorite wine on ice, rose petals strewn on the floor and bed, and a new fantastic dress for me! We went for take out Chinese food and then went to wander around the World Market store where we found desert. We talked and laughed. Reconnected.
The girls, they were at home with a friend of Bean’s who came to spend the night. They had hotdogs, watched a movie, played video games, and Berry went to a birthday party. They also had ice cream and chocolate!
Matthew and I went to a fantastic little French Crêpe place. We brought a dessert crêpe home with us and enjoyed it after we weren’t so full from the breakfast. We had awesome handmade lattes. Matthew had a crêpe filled with chorizo, eggs, sausage and salsa. It was incredible. I had a crêpe filled with scrambled egg, brie, bacon, caramelized onion, and mushrooms. I LOVE BRIE and the combination was incredible. The conversation was great and the little beach town we were in was charming.
The girls had cinnamon buns and homemade orange juice.
All in all, we all had a great time getting reset. Matthew is off to a class in Atlanta this week so we will be without him until Wednesday. This morning I am making a special breakfast of Norwegian pancakes with fruit (Thanks to Kristin for a great recipe!) and maple sausages while Matthew is off on a bike ride, the girls are still sleeping. Have to make the best of the morning since my honey is leaving this morning, even the short trips are difficult.
I highly recommend that all couples do these little get-aways even if it’s not an overnight trip, get away together even for a few hours, drive around your exclusive neighborhoods, test drive cars, pack a picnic. It’s worth the prep time, the baby sitter arranging, all of it!