December 4, 2017
Every so often, we go out of town together…without the kids. There’s something magical about detaching from the normal routine. We have time to rest and relax and reconnect. I can’t say this enough, especially for my mommy friends with young kids, remember to invest time in your marriage! Just like cars need maintenance, relationships do too.
There’s something special about dating your spouse. If going out of town is tricky, you can carve out 24 hours and go to a hotel downtown. If grandparents are healthy, and live nearby and are available, bingo. That’s like the perfect trifecta: willing, able, and local. If this is true for you, count your blessings! If not, find a nanny. It could be a newly married couple, a college kid home for the summer, or a single lady who doesn’t mind looking past all my messes. OR you can split the kids up between friends’ houses. Seriously, I know how crazy it is to try and make all these arrangements. We just did it. And things always go wrong right before, and then again when you come home. It’s worth it.
Norm had the good fortune to be invited along on Vivint’s year-end trip. We were spoiled at a lovely resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was beautiful! I loved the sunshine and the sand, swimming in the ocean, eating great food, meeting Norm’s colleagues. Mainly we did nothing. A whole lot of nothing. We both love to read, so we were so lazy. We slept in. My phone didn’t work at all, so I didn’t check email or Facebook or text or call anybody. I kinda forgot that it was Christmas time. Mainly, we enjoyed being on a cool trip together.