Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Much Needed Break

Last Friday my husband and I left for a little getaway sans children to Florida.  I am almost embarrassed to say how long it has been since we've been alone on vacation.  See post here.  Four years!!  Yikes.

It was just what we needed.  My father and stepmother live in Winter Park, FL., but they have a beach cottage on New Smyrna Beach.  We spent 4 days on the beach!  It was wonderful.  Complete relaxation.

I did a lot of reading and laying on the beach.  The beginning of the below book is very depressing, but I am now almost a quarter into it and am hooked.  I loved Tartt's book The Secret History (read years it ago) so I decided to give The Goldfinch a try.

We had beautiful weather, but the sun was HOT, HOT, HOT.  There wasn't a cloud in the sky for three full days.  The best part of the trip was just spending one on one time with my husband.  I selfishly wish we could have more time like that.

We came home last night and the kids were spoiled rotten by their two Aunts!  It really makes it so easy to leave when you know that you have family members who are very reliable and on it!  Well, it's back to reality and with only 2 weeks of school left, I am getting a little nervous!!  I'm used to CT where kids didn't get out of school until end of June!


  1. You both look so relaxed and happy. Those times away as a couple are just as important if not more important than time with the whole gang. Glad you had a nice time.

  2. Glad you were able to get away with your husband. Looks like you both had fun :-)

  3. Good for you! You clearly look as though you enjoyed yourselves. Love that you are popping on a little more often with your house progress. Your blog was always one of my favorites.

  4. How wonderful for you guys! Good for a marriage to get away like that. I bet it was bliss. :)

  5. I think I need to schedule a little alone time for me and the hubs. PS I love the shirt you're wearing on the beach. Very Lily Pulitzer!

  6. Looks heavenly! Just finished The Goldfinch a few weeks ago and couldn't have loved it more. She's such a talented writer (I too loved The Secret History)!

  7. So nice to be able to get away just the two of you. We haven't been away for an extended period of time since the kids were born (and that was Vegas and I was 18 weeks pregnant). So it would be so nice to get away right now. Glad you enjoyed. Only 2 weeks left of school??

  8. May these photos serve as one part memory and a heavenly reminder to take time out from life to celebrate your love and devotion. Raising children is a busy time and taking "time outs" for some sun, reading and just being with one another is so priceless.
    Glad you had a get-away!

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