Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We Did It!

Mike and I survived our first vacation away from E.  We've both been gone before but it's never been together and it's only been for 2 nights max.  But we finally did it, we took a vacation, 5 days and 4 nights together and away from E.  It was good for the two of us to get away and remember what it was like pre-E, but there were moments it was definitely hard.

We had a good excuse for vacation, Mike's childhood friend was getting married in New Hampshire.  There were 2 other couples traveling with us so we decided to add a day in Boston before we drove up to NH for the wedding festivities.

We had no problem reverting back to our carefree and childless ways.  We ate, drank, laughed and stayed up late like there was no tomorrow.  We did lots of reminiscing but also created new memories and made new friends.  Even though some of our friends live close by, we don't see them as much as we used to so it was great to spend time with everyone.

My mom was staying with E and she sent me text updates and I called her everyday.  I knew E was in good hands so I didn't worry about his care.  I just found myself missing him especially in the mornings.  Monday, our last full day of vacation, was especially hard.  By then the wedding was over, I was tired from lack of sleep and maybe had a slight hangover, I was ready to be home and see my little boy.

I do realize the importance of spending time away from my child.  Whether it's with Mike or my friends, I need that time to reconnect with myself and not get so wrapped up in being a mom.  When I got home yesterday, I felt refreshed when it came to my mommy duties.  I feel like I'm being a better Momma to him because I took the time to reconnect with myself and with Mike.  Mike and I actually had conversations that did not include E!  With all this being said, I'm in no hurry to vacation without E anytime soon.  For now I'm happy to be home with my boys and enjoy our summer.

Here's some pics from our vacation.  Once again, I found myself forgetting to take pictures and I've got to work on my photography skills.  Maybe one of these days I'll actually get a camera instead of just using my phone.

Samuel Adams Brewery Tour.  Lots of samples on the tour!

Party Trolley from brewery to Doyle's Bar.
Possibly one of the best parts of the trip.
Who knew a trolley could have a disco ball,
bubble machine, and a pretty sweet
sound system???  

The house we stayed at the first night had a gorgeous view.

Wedding Day!  My friends and I hiking
up to the ceremony site.  Yes, that is a beer
in hand.  

Ceremony Site

The groomsmen (and some random people) waiting for the show to start.

Bride and Groom
(And the Groom's parents heads.
Gotta work on those photography skills!)

The boys!
I found a hot Groomsman...and got an awesome farmer's tan!

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