So, Sean and I are off on a vacation! It is Fall Break at my school so I have the week off. The girls are at my parents for the weekend and then they are all coming back to our house for the remainder of the week.
This is a much needed holiday for Sean. Between working full-time for the CFD and running his own plumbing company on his 'days off' he is wasted. I can see it in his eyes. I can hear it in his words. And I can just feel it. This is the first time in a year and a half since he has had holidays from the CFD...it's just the way it worked out. I could have easily stayed home this week to get a million needed things done, but I figured I would be a good wife and support my weary husband by joining him on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta...I know, I'm too good to him!
In preparation, I got busy and created a mini book just for this trip. I am only giving you a sneak peak now, but when I return and sort through my piles of photos, I will show you the finished product. I took a recipe binder that I found at Michaels for $3 and covered it with American Crafts patterned paper aptly named Travel. Inside I used the recipe card-sized sleeves and added a few other sizes of sleeves too. I have put a variety of papers in the album already and since the paper is only printed with a pattern on one side, I will use the back (which is blank) to do the journaling for our adventures!
Two years ago, Sean and I went to PV and I had completed the base to my book before leaving and it is one of the vacation books that actually is finished now. All our other vacation books sit at various unfinished stages in my craft room. By getting it ready ahead of time, it makes it easier when I return home because all I have to do is add my photos. So, we'll see if this process is successful a second time.
Sean and I have been to PV before and loved it. There was so much to do that now we want to return to do the things there was not time for! We are anticipating attending a live bull fight, doing some zip line adventures and a zoo...and who knows what else we will get into?? We love our girls tremendously, but sometimes we just need to get away and connect as a couple. This is one of those times. With Sean working so much, and doing shift work, our schedules often do not coincide and we can go three days without seeing one another. That sucks!
More than being somewhere warm, more than tanning on the beach or swimming in the ocean, more than not having to cook or do dishes...I am looking forward to reconnecting with my husband! See you in about a week!