Ever since this New Year, the main word that I feel has been scrolling across my brain has been "Relationships". I made it my New Years Resolution to take the time to 'value' more of the friendships/ relationships in my life. Be it with my parents, sisters, friends, family, kids, hubby, etc. Everywhere I go, everything I read, think about, see... this word has been blinking like a New York Broadway Show in lights across my brain! I knew it was time to blog about it and share with other moms but my mind was going in every direction on this topic! I didn't know exactly what it was about relationships that I needed to share. Ha! I even woke up before sunrise, sat ocean-view while away in warm, sunny Mexico last week hoping to get a video out to you about it with the sun-rising in the background! I kept stumbling over my words and nothing was coming out right. (Thanks to my dear friend Michelle for talking me into sharing the video anyway, its worth watching at least to see the beautiful sunrise. Like she said, hey, I'm not perfect so if my words don't make sense to you in the video, which they probably won't, just enjoy the sunrise in the back ground!)
I did several takes, "whats that crazy woman doing I-Padding herself on that balcony this early in the morning?!" (lots of early am runners out there) and finally I just said, awww.. forget it, I'm trying to make the video blog out to be so perfect that the sun will have already risen and the view will be gone and the point, whatever point I was trying to make, won't get across either! So I share the video, with only a perfect sunrise in the background, and I share my typed words with not a perfect thought, but hopefully a well taken meaning behind it all. So here it is, and enjoy the sunrise at the end:
My hubby and I were fortunate enough to have my parents watch the kids and his sister watch our puppy for an extended weekend get away. We were celebrating ten years of marital bliss. Ok, you can laugh. For those of you that know us, it has definitely been ten years of "not-sure-how-we-made-it-10-years-together". We have had our share of goods, bads, and definite uglies but we somehow found ways to "fix" the impossible and come out stronger as a couple at the end. (I'm sure some bets out there were lost! Boo to you! Yeah for us!) So we went to Mexico to celebrate and kind of catch up with one another. It was more like, "Hi! Remember Me?!" Some of you know exactly what I'm talking about. But it was something that was important for us to do together at this point in our relationship. So, we arrived in absolute paradise. We did what every set of parents with four kids would do with time alone no matter where you are; eat, drink, hopefully sit on the beach or by the pool, have some adult fun and repeat.