First let me say how JEALOUS I am of Justice Jonesie’s trip to Disney to the Mommy Blogger Weekend! I had to miss it because one of my best friends got married on Saturday – of course the wedding was wonderful and beautiful (another post for another day) but I am still sad that I didn’t get to meet all of the sista-mommy-bloggers out there! Sounds like you guys had a blast.
October has been a busy month though! Last weekend I went on (which has become) my annual girls’ trip to Bethany Beach, DE. After agonizing for days as to whether I should go and leave my little baby behind, I decided to just do it and am I ever glad that I did! We had the best time. There were 6 of us that went, including A Shorter Mama (who is so much fun). The weekend kicked off with the roadtrip to our friend’s beach condo, just a couple hours away, while we chatted and looked forward to sleeping “in” (after all, 8:30am is late when you have small kids) and getting in some “me” time. The weekend did not disappoint: we stayed up late, slept in, relaxed on the beach — the weather was surprisly warm — went shopping, drank martinis and ate good seafood. Really for me, the best parts of the trip were the heart-to-heart conversations, the uncontrollable laughter and the feeling of being carefree, if only for 36 hours.
Well, except for the continuous breastpumping of course.
It was a wonderful way to wrap up my summer. Since this was my last weekend before returning to work after being on maternity leave, the girl time was just what the doctor ordered. And of course the kids and the baby were completely fine and barely even missed me all weekend.
I’m already looking forward to next year!