Monday, September 01, 2008

let's play catch up

What a weekend! What a crazy last couple of weeks. I know there has not been much "meaty" conversation coming from Our Life Voyage.. I hope to change all that soon. Now that life is going to get back to "normal" at least with some sort of consistency.
We celebrated our anniversary on Friday with a trip to the city (just the two of us). I had a successful shopping day and found some great pieces that fit nice. I needed a few more work wear clothes.. It was great to feel good about myself. We just had a great time being together.. we even held hands a lot. Something we don't do anymore. We laughed lots and just enjoyed time together. We ate at an All you can eat Japanese restaurant downtown which was AMAZING. not sure if it was just cause we have missed Sushi so much or what but man did we eat. I was so full when we left. Just like old times. Of course no ride home is complete without a stop at Starbucks. I feel content with my accomplishment of 4 years with such an amazing man. Marriage is not without it's difficulties but just like in anything the good usually surpasses the bad and whats bad only makes you grow more and adds strength to life.
I had been preparing for camping all week... not only in getting stuff ready but also my mind. See, I am not a camper. I am adventurous to some degree and not a princess but really who are we kidding.. living in a tent when I have a nice bed at home? Why? But I thought hey lets give it a try. We left Saturday afternoon for Spruce Woods with some friends of ours. We had fun moments... I did enjoy myself but when it came time for bed and all that involved yeesh... the boys did finally settle just in time for the wind/thunder/rain storm of my life... we all cuddled together and just waited for it to be over. I don't think I ever slept... with it being so hot in that tent (my kids were dripping wet) to the fact that by 3am the air in our mattress was gone and I was sleeping on rocks. It was challenging and made me grumpy. I sucked it up and we had a good day. It was on the cooler side and the threat of rain all day. So we decided to stay the day and head home after supper. I am so glad we stayed as long as we did and even happier to have come home a day early. This last night in my bed was one of the best of my life. We even all managed to sleep in till 9 this morning.
So all that to say I am happy I went and glad the kids had fun but so happy to be home. I have officially joined Crystal in saying that I am not sure I ever want to live beneath my means like that again. Although having a camper would make me try it again ;)

8 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, my idea of camping involves a nice cabin with all the accommodations for this very reason! : )

Steph

Eva said...

My thoughts exactly on camping!!

Andrea said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend...and survived camping! I looove camping - but we have a tent trailer, so we're at least off the ground. :)

Courtney said...

glad you had fun celebrating your anniversary! You are too cute!

valerie said...

lol - yeah - that's why my version of camping includes a hotel with room service ;) Glad you survived, and are stronger for it :)

Ellen said...

lol, you made me giggle with the rendition of your camping expidition :) I would like to try it just once, with our family in a tent - it would be.. cozy :) But my husband who is a bit older than me, refuses to go camping unless we have a trailer (he figures he's too old for tents, lol)! Sounds like you had an awesome anniversary celebration!! that's wonderful! it's fun to do stuff like 'old times' :)

Jamy said...

Thats quite the camping experience. I love camping, although I haven't taken Caden in a tent yet, just a tent trailer. Hopefully next time will be better.
Happy Anniversary!

Evelyn said...

i'm glad you had a special anniversary! and congrats on surviving the camping trip!