Saturday, August 30, 2014

Celebrating 8 Years!

Seth and I celebrated our 8th anniversary a couple of weeks ago.  8 years!  I sabotaged his plan for a dinner date and surprised him with an overnight getaway instead.  In thinking about it, I realized that unless my memory fails me, we hadn't been on an overnight getaway without children since before we had children.  And the only time we'd ever been away from the kids overnight at all is when we're having another one, which, of course, isn't exactly a vacation.  And we weren't even totally kid-free; we took Toby with us, but having just a baby feels pretty kid-free!  =)  My parents agreed to watch the older three, so we dropped them off and headed south to Astoria, Oregon.  Neither of us had ever been there, so it was fun to be in a new place.  The Columbia River was beautiful and huge!   Our hotel was right downtown near the shops and restaurants, so it was easy to walk around.  After staying the night and browsing a few more shops in the morning, we drove down to Seaside to see the coast and have lunch on the beach.  After a quick stop back in Astoria for ice cream, we started on the long drive home.  A short trip, but definitely sweet; it was so nice to get away for a bit and relax and recharge!

We had to laugh because despite it being a trip to celebrate OUR anniversary, most of the pictures were of the baby!  =)

1 comment:

PUPPPsMom said...

What a rare treat!! I think we're in the same boat, no overnights without kiddos except to have another kiddo! Thanks for sharing. :)