Sunday, August 17, 2008

A little bit of SoCal does a Relationship Good

Dave and I took advantage of the chance to visit San Diego last weekend without the kids and witness my good friend Bret tie the knot. We laugh because he and his now wife Courtney actually met for the first time the same weekend that Dave and I hung out for the first time. Here we are close to seven years later and we are about to have our fourth child and they are just getting married. Maybe it's the difference between being LDS and not or more likely... ....Dave and I just learn really slowly. Either way, we had a fabulous weekend! We have come to the realization that we are different people when it is just the two of us. We are both much more fun to be around and it's amazing how much we actually get to enjoy each other's company when it isn't just for the seconds in between changing dirty diapers, wiping faces, refereeing fights, cleaning up messes and falling asleep at night. We joke (but this goes along with the whole 99% of sarcasm is truth) that we are already so embarassed by our lack of control over three kids and we're about to have another one. Wish us luck and hopefully a few more weekend get aways over the next several years! Anyway, back to our trip:
We did what we rarely get to do: laid out on the beach and by the pool, swam in the ocean and in the pool, took long leisurely walks, went out to eat, went shopping (aka RELAXED). It was the first trip away from the kids where I actually didn't "miss" them . . I think I could have stayed several more days before that sentiment kicked in. The wedding was absolutely beautiful, just what one would expect on a beach in San Diego at a resort called Paradise Point. Gorgeous flowers, delicious food, amazing decor, long lost friends, a stunning bride and groom and lots of fun!


shelly said...

I can totally relate to being embarrassed by your crazy kids. And having people look at you like your nuts. And sometimes thinking that you really are nuts. You'll make it. This too shall pass.

I agree, as well, that when you actually get time with just your spouse you remember how much you love being around them. You know, those times you can actually finish a story ALL THE WAY THROUGH!

We did miss you in Portland though :( It was really fun to play with your kids. Unfortunately they are cut from the same cloth as my own kids and made a royal mess.

Emily said...

Hey Bri,
Cute pictures. You don't even look pregnant in the swimming suit, where can I get one of those for the next time I'm pregnant?