My husband and I both turn 40 this year.
Our gift to ourselves was a mini-vacation.
We went to the Florida keys and it was really beautiful. The weather was great and it was so relaxing and refreshing to be without the kids and “just a couple” again! Since we’ve had kids, we’ve never gone away for that long before and I think we decided we need to make it a priority more often (yes, more often than every 13 years *sigh*). You don’t really realize how much stress (good and bad) your kids induce in you until you get away for a few days! And one night away really isn’t enough – we do that probably a couple of times a year but I always feel the pressure to get back home the next day. And I forgot how nice it is to actually have a conversation without interruption!
My lovely mama was willing to come and stay with my kids and dogs, doing the school routine and everything! And I think they had fun, too. I am so thankful for her!
We stayed in Key Largo, at this hotel, and it was a perfect spot. Highly recommend it for a couples’ getaway, particularly if all you want to do is relax and soak up some sun. Key West was a 2 1/2 hour drive away – but when you have no kids with you, even a road trip can be fun! 🙂
So here’s to more “couple” vacations… I’m already thinking about our next one! Got any suggestions?