Friday, November 21, 2008

Mixed emotions

Chris and I have been talking about going on a little vacation sans kids. We have never gone anywhere except camping, with little adventures. We talked about Mexico but I can't leave my babies for that long yet. So we decided on Las Vegas. I'm excited to go but also sad to leave my kids for 5 days. I haven't left them yet except when I was having them. I know Chris thinks I'm nuts but I'm still nursing Spencer (sorry if that is too much info for some people) and he is my last baby so this is a big deal for me. I don't expect many to understand but I know some will. I know this will be good for us to get away without the kiddos, but I'm still a Mom who's life revolves around her kids. At least I have 2 months to get myself ready.

9 comments:

Karri said...

Wow! That will be so exciting! I am very happy for you! I know it is hard to leave the little ones. Chris is taking me to Hawaii in April and no kids allowed...not even Sarah! She will just be 12 months old exactly about that time. I do understand how hard it is! Anyway, that is great news!

Sienna & Serena said...

I understand completely! I know the day will come that we will take a trip without them but for now, I can't imagine! I'm sure you will have a great time though!

Devin said...

Oh, girl, I do understand!

It is really, really hard to leave. I remember my first time leaving...I cried for a long time! But, can I tell you something friend? Sharing special time with your hubby, just the two of you, can really do wonders for your relationship. Even if you don't have a bad one to begin with!

Shane and I are able to get away, even if only for a couple of hours, each Friday night while my Mom watches our boys. It is our time to reconnect, and it is vital to our relationship! Now, I am not saying that everyone has to have that every week, like we do--I am just saying that it is so important to try to spend some time just focusing on each other.

Our trip to Chicago for our anniversary was amazing. The time together is just wonderful! And, you will love, love, LOVE Vegas, baby! Especially with your hubby, as it is such a romantic place!

Oooooooh, I'm already Jealous! Congrats on this wonderful upcoming event!

Chrissy & Brian said...

Yay! Vegas is on our list. We've been saying that we will go for our 5th Wedding Anniversary, which is October. Hopefully that will still happen. Can't wait to hear all about it. I'm excited for you.

k said...

I'm very excited for you. I know it will feel scary and to go away without them, but think of the spa time, the shows, the eating at restaurants without worrying if they have a kids menu or if it is nap time...
It will be good for the two of you to get away.

Tammy Williams said...

We want to go to Vegas too! You are going to have so much fun! Too bad you can't stop in Oregon to say "hi"...hehe. I'm sure your kids will do great! I know it is probabaly harder on the parents than on the kids, so just remember that they are having fun and they are in good hands....the hands who raised you;)

Desiree said...

I totally get you. I think you are brave, I need that. My sister wanted to take me to Vegas last weekend for my bday and I said no, cuz I didn't want to leave my kids yet. I feel totally the same that you do, and I totally understand the whole baby thing. Brielle no longer has a bottle and she is almost done with her soother so we are really leaving the baby stages. I am hoping I can get over it though, cuz I could seriously use a little vacay. Have a good time!

BethJoy said...

That is awesome! When will you be going?? It will be good, but I understand leaving the kids.
I was fine leaving my kids for the week, but when I got home I cried the moment I saw their sweet faces in the airport!
It's okay that you're still nursing Spencer and people can't really say what's wrong or right for each child when it is not theirs! Logan was/is still nursing before I went away but I think the week away really did it for him. He's asked but doesn't do it for long, so I think I may get a break for a few months before the last baby!
Can't wait to hear more details about your upcoming trip!

--Nathan-- said...

make sure to call Vegas to give them ample time to prepare their sewer system for the sudden surge of water they are sure to receive from your tears... its in the desert they're not used to so much water all once.