This time, we get a new chance in a new city. We won't be an hour up the road in Illinois- we'll be across the country in a gorgeous place that neither of us have seen. We've never been on a plane together. We never had a honeymoon. This trip may sound insignificant to some, and especially to other milspouses who often do a lot of traveling, but I am over the moon excited about it.
I'm anxious to see my mom and little brother, who I haven't gotten to hug for a year and a half- they're all driving up from Oregon just to spend time with us during the small bits of free time we'll have. I'm excited to potentially meet one of my best blogging friends (or maybe several if time allows). But the reason for this trip is to connect with Sky, of course- to press pause on work, parenting, daily duties, and real life. To take one last deep breath before my fall classes begin and life tumbles back into obligations, and just be together. Even for our small lives, many things often clutter them, and we don't have a lot of those moments to sit back and be married, you know? Obviously, I hope we learn things we can apply to our relationship and come back enriched, but if they taught us nothing, just the 48 hours in a different world will be wonderful.
48 hours, and we're going to live every minute of it.