December 12, 2010

Tuckered out

I'm all tuckered out. Between late nights spreading holiday cheer, working during the day, and taking care of my family, I've been worn thin. I really needed this weekend.

Kyle and I celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, so my parents took the boys for this weekend. We couldn't really go anywhere because I had so much work to do, but we did go out to eat, do some Christmas shopping and just enjoy a quiet house. Oh, and we SLEPT UNTIL WE WOKE UP. Not until we were woken up, as usual. Glorious.

Also, Kyle and I had some time to talk about . . . well, stuff. It's amazing how little time we actually get to talk about our lives, about the future and to just share our hearts with each other. When we do, we're usually interrupted by someone 3 or under, or we're talking as we drift off to sleep. During non-December months, we try to have a date night once a week, but let's be honest . . . dates usually involve running errands, planning the upcoming week's menu, and talking about work stuff. There are several things this weekend that have weighed heavy on my heart and it's been good to work through those with him, too.

We also got the chance to see a movie last night and it was really good. We hadn't even heard of it before last night, and it only played ONCE the entire weekend. We both really enjoyed it and I'm not sure why it hasn't received more attention. Maybe because there are no special effects, sex scenes or Harry Potters in it.

I've really enjoyed our time together this weekend but I'm also really ready to go get my boys. On Friday night, we both commented within our first ten minutes home how empty the house felt. Normally, they both would have already been in bed, but it still just felt so quiet. And while we enjoyed sleeping in and not having to eat our breakfast while serving two boys, the morning just felt a little lonely. When we went out to eat, I told Kyle that I felt the impulse to start cutting up bits of my food and putting them on the table next to me!

As I'm writing this, I'm looking at the snow coming down and hoping that doesn't delay our trip to pick them up today!


Melissa Hoffman said...

Happy anniversary! I'm glad you guys got a weekend together! Just so you know, if you didn't already, you and Kyle have always been a couple I admire. I admire your relationship together, the way you parent, and all the creative and fun things you do together. May God continue to bless you and your sweet family. Love ya friend!

Paula said...

Happy anniversary! Ours was the 10th (5 years) and my sister and BIL had our kids last night too. The quiet was nice but we missed them. I commented to Steve last night that I didn't realize when we picked a wedding date in December that every anniversary after havings kids would include Christmas shopping, lol. The trip to pick up the girls took a lot longer than normal. I hope you were able to pick up the boys on time and made it home safely!

Laura Piatt said...

Happy anniversary! I didn't realize it was this week when I saw you last night, or I would have said something. Did you enjoy your movie?