Sunday, October 5, 2008

Do You Recognize This Face?

Dear Boys:

Do you know who this is?


It's Mommy. No, really. It is Mommy.

This weekend, while you were making gingerbread men and reading "Gingerbread Friends" with Gram, Daddy and I found our smiles.

We went to a special place in the sky called The Mount Washington Hotel. Just Mom and Dad. No, just Christine and Andy.


We didn't bring the 20-minute conference calls that morph into 2 1/2 hours, or the possibly-totaled Trailblazer, or even the kindergarten transition anxiety (Mommy's, not yours, HRH). We even left the wifi, the Vice Presidential debate, and the $700 billion bail out package at home. We knew it would all be here when we got home -- and it was.

Rather, we slept, and read, and ate, and drank, and talked, and lived.


Mom and Dad LOVE being your parents. There is nothing more important to us than doing that well. But we have been neglecting Andy and Christine lately. And it's shown. In the way we behave toward each other and the two of you. And certainly in the way we treat ourselves. This weekend, while we were here, we remembered to be kind to ourselves. And we remembered our smiles.

I hope we'll be seeing them a lot more.

21 comments:

Stimey said...

Good for you! I'm glad you had a good time! And I'm intensely jealous.

AND, hellllooooo, beautiful woman!

Denise said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE that last picture!!

Glad to hear that you and your DH had a fabulous alone time together! :o)

Mrs. G. said...

Awww...in other words, mommy and daddy got their groove back. Perfect.

You look lovely.

And no...Palin isn't invited to the Women's Colony. I'm not sure she would approve of the clothes optional policy.

merlotmom said...

Very cool. I totally relate to the last picture. Glad you had a great weekend.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I wish I could have traded weekends with you. On the other hand, I wouldn't have wished my weekend on anyone.

Ellyn said...

Good for you guys. Glad you had a good time.

Eternal Sunshine said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. It's always a good idea to recharge those batteries.

Glad you have a nice trip.

Sue @ My Party of 6 said...

That last picture says it all! Good for you. It looks like a little slice of heaven! (Grandma doesn't freelance by any chance, does she?)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

How often do I look back at those pre-kid vacations that I took SO forgranted... Beautiful pictures!

Cathy M. said...

That place looks amazing. I am so happy for you. Sometimes a get away is just what you need.

Jennifer H said...

Yay for the two of you (and for all of you)!

That hotel and the location look beautiful...the perfect place to find a smile. :-)

You look gorgeous!

marathon mom said...

I am jealous. I wish I could even want that for my marriage.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Sweet post!

Limbic Resonance said...

Awesome. You look so happy - good for you!

KC said...

Totally. Awesome. So glad you had this weekend to live and...you know, do living.

Loving that last picture - and what do you mean you never look good in pictures!

Please, woman.

Sue said...

Oh my gosh, I have always wanted to stay there. Call me the next time you have an urge to go away, ok?

Life As I Know It said...

Yay! Good for you! It is sooo important to do that. It's so easy to lose yourselves in the day to day grind of parenthood and everything else.
I LOVE that last picture!

anymommy said...

You look so relaxed. So glad that you had such a good time!

Jennifer Suarez said...

Lovely! Good for you both.

That last picture shows how happy it made you too. That is fabulous!

JCK said...

Oh, that is lovely! I'm so happy you were able to do this. And that last picture is fantastic!! Keep that in your heart.

uckyMe said...

You go! A happy mom and dad make a happy family!! Cute couple!

 

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