In Puerto Vallarta
Wine tasting in Yakima, WA
At our Engagement Party
Shots before seeing Dane Cook
It took a few years of marriage before Greg and I were ready to give up our "no kid" status. Truth be told, we were loving life exactly the way it was. We had total freedom to do whatever, whenever we wanted:
Spontaneous weekend trips to wine country
Luxurious vacations in sunny destinations
Random week nights out to concerts, comedy shows, or happy hours with friends
It was a super hard decision to make as to when we really wanted to "give it all up", but one that clearly changed our lives in the most fantastic way.
But still - it makes me really appreciate all of the carefree times we did have as a twosome. It was so awesome to be able to make decisions without first asking myself:
Who will watch Ben?
Have I planned each of his meals carefully?
Have I written out his schedule?
How tired will I be tomorrow if we go out tonight (aka will I have enough energy to chase him around the house)?
Tonight, we get to go out for dinner and drinks with friends (kid-free!!). It is funny how things like uninterrupted conversation and getting to sit and enjoy a lingering meal at a restaurant (instead of us taking turns entertaining Ben and power-eating so that we can leave quickly) seem like the biggest treat in the world now! I have been looking forward to this all week!
So, while these occasions are most definitely rare these days, I think that I appreciate them even more. And having the memories to look back on definitely reminds us that life has been good to us, and makes me look forward to experiencing this next phase and what is in store for our future!
Happy Friday, everyone!