I don't have any great advice or things I would like to work on this week. I would just like to say THANK YOU! Thank you for taking me on a great date Saturday. It meant so much to me that you would drive an hour to my job site just to hang out and talk and then have the best evening planned. I so needed to have one on one time with you and it could not have been at a better time. I feel that lately work had taken over my life and I was in dire need of a little break. You reminded me that I am number one in you life . I had a great time at dinner and even though we both were fast asleep at 9:45 it was still awesome. I am a firm believer that couples need "us" time and we need more "us" time. The little time we spent together made me want to be with you even more. It also made me have a greater love for our family. We are better together and I think we both have figured that out. Are you busy Friday night? I'm available. Thank you, thank you. You make me smile.
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I had no idea how much one little overnighter could connect us so strongly to each other again. I loved it too. It was the best ever impromptu money I have ever spent! I love most walking hand in hand with you and loved that we had time to do that this weekend. I agree we need to make 'us' time more of a priority and I think we should set a goal for an overnighter twice a year. I am free Friday night ;) and would love to go out.....but I think it is the one on one time away from home....staying somewhere overnight with a casual schedule where we really reconnect. It seems like on our local date nights we still talk about work and schedule and family life and we don't necessarily focus on us! I'm still smiling from our date night. It was perfect in every way and I can't wait to get away just the two of us again sometime soon. Will you put me on your schedule in six months? It will be your turn to plan a little overnighter!
We took a much needed date night.....and made a literal 'night of it'. My parents took the kids camping for the weekend. Dave had to work in Kentfield (an hour away) all weekend and by Saturday I was lonely. I called up Dave and asked him if he could take Sunday morning off if I came to him! He was just excited he didn't have to drive home.
I got the last room on Memorial Day weekend at the Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa in Sausalito (a 10 minute drive from Dave's project).
I had made reservations for dinner at The Melting Pot in Larkspur. The fondue restaurant is set in a cave and the tables for two are very intimate. Dinner was amazing. I can never decide if I like the cheese fondue or the chocolate fondue best.
Saturday morning we woke to beautiful weather. We had a gorgeous view of the sailboats from our room and we discovered an annual craft fair on the street behind the hotel.
That 24 hours was just what we needed. We took time just for each other and really connected. Funny note.....the bell boy that escorted us to our room was chatting with us. We mentioned that we were kid less this trip and he asked...."So what are you going to do....sleep the whole weekend?" I thought....now bell boy...you really don't want me to answer that do you?!"