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Monday, November 7, 2011

Couple Time in Key West...

Chris and I have been letting life get in the way of living lately. We have let his job, the girls' activities and mine get in the way of us being a couple. When Chris got word that he needed to go back down to Key West for business...we jumped on it!

My parents love to have Ash & Bean and they love to be with their Grandma & Papa. All we had to do was pack everyone up (Jamaica too...she loves to go to my parents' too where she gets lots of belly rubs and treats).

We headed for the airport in the early afternoon on Saturday and have been laughing and smiling since. It's wonderful to have the time to stroll down memory lane and remind each other of how we fell in love in the first place. We have been holding hands, Chris has been opening doors for me (I know, call me old fashioned...but I love that), I have offered suitcase space for him (big deal in our house...I'm not the best at sharing suitcase space or ice cream) and we have talked about way more things than just our children.

In the two days that we have been away from our everyday lives, we have found that it is a lot easier to fall back into place than we thought it was. We are going to take better advantage of my parents only living 30 minutes away. (They offer to take our girls but our schedules can be so crammed that we often say no or use it as a cop out.)

We are going to put ourselves in the top three things on our "to-do" list. We'll be right up there with Ash & Bean. We know that being happier with each other makes us happier at home and that is something we don't want to lose sight of ever again. We were given this opportunity for a reason and we are going to make it count!

Mom & Dad, Thank you for making this possible! This was a much needed break on both the couple side of things as well as the parenting side.

Chris, I love you! Thank you for always telling me to order whatever I want off of the menu even though I tend to have very expensive taste in red meat!

When was the last time you put yourself first? Are you still holding on to it or have you let yourself fall to the bottom of the priority list again?

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5 Comments:

At November 7, 2011 at 12:39 PM , Blogger Robbie K said...

Sounds amazing! Glad you are yourselves up on the to do list!

 
At November 7, 2011 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Maren said...

Sounds like you had quite the trip :) I agree with everything you wrote. It's so important keeping the love alive. Not just "around" in the back of your mind, but present! :)

 
At November 7, 2011 at 7:10 PM , Blogger Erin said...

So happy for the both of you! I am glad you are getting the couple time you talked about. That is wonderful!

As for the question you posed about the last time I put myself first, well, to be quite honest, I don't think I ever have. I always want to give and put others first, but have realized I need a balance. With the love and support of Keith, I am for the first time in my life putting myself first and going after what makes me happy. This is so very exciting! I am so happy words can't describe it! :-)

 
At November 8, 2011 at 10:24 AM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I love that your were able to get away! Sounds like everything worked out perfectly. It's so hard to put the marriage first sometimes. Now I just need to follow in your footsteps. :)

 
At November 8, 2011 at 2:17 PM , Blogger jedawson said...

so true Kristen! Happy that you both were able to have that break together! We loose so much of ourselves when we are always on the go so it is great to hear you've had the opportunity to reflect on it....and live like your 20 again!

 

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