This last Saturday my Sweetie and I got away for the day. Got away as in just by ourselves, the two of us, for about 8 hours. This is an important thing. Not because everyday life for me is overwhelming, but because it is good reminder of what is important. Sometimes as moms, we throw ourselves into parenting and housework and cooking, and neglect that one person in our lives who started this whole thing. That one person who I hope to end my days here on earth with. Someday it will be just the two of us alone, and the patter of little feet will be only heard when the grandchildren visit. (which I pray will be very often) But for now it is so important to carve out that little space for the two of us. Which we did, grateful to the grandparents who volunteered to watch the munchkins for us. They by the way had a fun day planned for them; going to play at a park, then off the see a high school musical production of Fiddler on the Roof and finally a pizza dinner.
This is what we did. First we headed to the City, and the Ferry Building Marketplace where a massive farmers market was taking place with great looking produce.
So many yummy things....handmade pasta, gourmet olive oil, organic eggs and every kind of vegetable you could imagine.
There was even an oyster stand with raw oysters. My Sweetie had to have one.
No thanks. Next we headed up to Fisherman's Wharf for lunch. Of course in the City you have to have seafood....
We walked around a bit, watching some of the sidewalk shows and peeking in shops. Then we drove around the Presidio and took in some nice views of the City. Then down scenic Highway 1 to the beach. This is one of my favorite drives anywhere.
We went down to Half Moon Bay and just down the beach from where he proposed to me almost 15 years ago, we found a nice quiet spot to have a little snack....
...as we sat and watched the waves.
Just my Sweetie and I.
It was such an invigorating day, not because my energetic children were not with me, but because I was fostering that relationship that is so important to me. A relationship that in many ways is so much more important than any other human relationship. I encourage you to have some time alone with your mate. If it is just for coffee, or even a weekend away, it is so important to your marriage. Trade off with another family or take those grandparents and extended family up on their offer to watch the little ones for you while you spend some time together, just the two of you.