Thursday, April 22, 2010

Getting away!

As I prepare for a long weekend in Arizona with some great girlfriends, I am thinking about how great it is going to be to get away!  The past few weeks have been crazy busy and our trip couldn't have come at a better time.

I think it is so important to take time away; whether it is with family, your husband or girlfriends.  Being away from your daily tasks and the people that you love really makes you appreciate them on another level.  It is no easy feat getting away having four little ones and a husband to leave behind, but I have wonderful friends and family that are going to help out so that I don't have to worry about a thing.  Sometimes it is easier to just skip these little trips because of all the hassle getting everyone at home settled and prepared, but once you are there and can truly relax thinking about YOUR needs only, it is so worth it!

I get away quite a few weekends a year actually, and I am very grateful that I can.  I normally go on 2 or 3 scrapbook weekends, a mother/daughter weekend with my sisters and Mom, a friend weekend and Mike and I get away 1 or 2 times a year for a whole weekend. I have a wonderful and understanding husband that holds down the fort while I am gone and he gets help from family when he needs it. Don't feel bad for him, he gets away too.  He is a big hunter and often he is gone a few weekends in Sept and Oct and then most of the month of November.  So even though it may seem that I am gone more, I just spread my "me" time throughout the year and be packs it in to one hunting season.

When I come back from my "me" time away, I feel so thankful, refreshed and ready to tackle the tasks of everyday life again. There really is no place like HOME!

1 comment:

Wendy Irene said...

I hope you have a great trip!! Enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather!

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