Friday, April 26, 2013

End of the Week Bliss #1

This week I had my little one home sick with viral conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. We're not exactly sure where he got it from but after a trip to the doctors office we were prescribed some eye drops and today he is back to normal!

However, my high for the week would have to be today. My hubby took the day off from work and we headed off to the beach together, just the two of us. I can't remember the last time we went to the beach alone. It was strange, after 11 years, for it to be just us at the ocean but we quickly adapted.


Often we are asked how we've managed to stay married for 13 years (14 this August) and happy. We try to answer this question and it's a lot harder to answer than it would seem. There are many different reasons we have managed to make our relationship work (I'll write a post about that later). What we did today, spending time just the two of us, is one of the reasons why.

It's important that couples take time to be by themselves and remember what it is just to be a couple. It will not only strengthen your relationship but your children will learn from what they see. My husband often jokes that when our children get older they will talk about how much in love their parents were. I hope he's right!

Living for the unexpected moments....

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8 comments:

  1. Aww! So sweet. And you're right, too. Taking those little moments to just be together and in love are vital for a healthy and strong relationship.

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  2. Yay for you! As new moms to a little one who doesn't sleep through the night (yet), we struggle with balancing the solitude we need as introverts with the time together we need to feel connected. The good news is that it doesn't take long for us to notice that we are out of balance and find time to be together. We now have to schedule it on the calendar (and fiercely protect it), and it doesn't happen as often as we'd like, but we still make it happen. Hooray for your day at the beach!

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    1. Hi Liz,
      It's not always easy to find time. When we can't get anyone to take care of the kids, we put them to bed early, buy a bottle of wine and sit out in the backyard to listen to music, talk, and watch the stars. It's not always about where you go, it's about spending time together, alone! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. What a sweet reason to take a day off work. It is so important to keep couple time as a focus, isn't it?

    Lovely pic, and welcome to Perfect Moment Mondays!

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    1. It sure is. Sometimes we get caught up in the daily grind and loose focus of one another, but we have to make time!

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  4. Here via Perfect Moment Mondays! Welcome and thank you for sharing your perfect moment! My husband and I have been married for almost 13 years and together almost 17. I appreciate your thoughts on what contributes to a healthy marriage and agree spending quality time together is key. I hope you have a wonderful week with many more Perfect Moments!

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    1. That's great Kathy! We have been together for 19 years, he was my high school sweetheart ;)Thanks for stopping by!

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