day eighteen: faraway places

Geo and I are planning on taking the family (which means the two kids still at home, and us) out of town for a couple of nights (which means to American Fork, up the street 12 miles). We will watch movies, swim, go out to eat, and then go to a play Monday night. Then we will get up and have the hotel's complimentary breakfast before coming home just in time to drop the kids at school. Sometimes even a little outing can be good for the family and good for the soul. I am looking forward to it.

I remember once when we were in grad school in LA and I surprised Gid by planning a long weekend in Santa Barbara. We didn't have much, but I squeezed it out of the budget, and it is still something that we talk about. Getting away from the rat race that becomes our lives is so necessary to staying sane. G stuffed so much schooling (including three grad degrees) into five years, and there were times when I thought he might break. We had a baby during those years there (who is amazingly now a freshman at BYU), and kind of mark time by his age. There are things about #2's first few years that G doesn't really remember because he was so preoccupied crowding up that handsome brain of his. I know we need to keep building memories with this younger half of our family. Now is not the time to fade out.

So away we will go to faraway places, where we will regenerate, at least a little bit.

3 comments

Connie | September 6, 2009 at 6:34 AM

Everyone needs a break, but you truly deserve it! I hope you have a great time.

Eowyn | September 6, 2009 at 7:31 PM

I wanna come!

I'm trying to work out breaks this next couple of months before we all shoot out of our skin.

LisAway | September 25, 2009 at 11:35 PM

I agree! We don't go on a vacation every year or anything, but our weekly (or at least once or twice a month) weekend trips to church are so bonding. I love the driving and the being in hotels trying to entertain children when I have no dishes or laundry or cooking to do.