Travis and I went away this weekend….
With zero children…..
For the first time in nearly 3 years…..
(That’s entirely too long between trips for those of you wondering.)
The Biltmore Estate. I’ve been twice before but it had been YEARS. We both fell back in love with this mansion (a castle, really) and bought season passes!
Couldn’t walk away without buying this adorable hat in the gift shop.
Dinner at Wasabi in Downtown Asheville.
If you’re there, get the “Summer Roll.” Fresh, light, amazing!
10pm run for froyo at Ya-Ya’s.
On Sunday morning, we slept in until 9:15 (!!!!) then just laid there for as long as we wanted.
Brunch at Whole Foods (because we didn’t want to wait in line anywhere else).
Leisurely strolling through Target. Unheard of.
We’ve been married for nearly 11 years now. We’re invested. We’re not going anywhere and we’re putting in the work.
It takes work.
Yes, we’ve had arguments and seasons of feast and seasons of famine but the overarching theme is that we’re invested and we want to see the fruits of our labor. AND WE DO…each day! We see God’s hand over our family, over our jobs, over everything as we make our marriage a top priority.
As a mom of three kids, I know how difficult it can be to wear the “sexy wife”-hat AND the “dutiful mom”-hat (not to mention the countless other ones…my neck gets tired) but it’s incredibly important. If I could give one piece of family advice to other women it would be to structure your priorities in this way: God, husband, then kids. My kids are SO important…but not more than my marriage to Travis. All parties involved are aware of this flow chart. All parties involved function best this way too.
We came back home last night refreshed and even more in love. Plans are already in motion for our next little getaway and I can’t wait!
QUESTION: If you’re married, how often do you take little weekend/overnight trips or dates??