so this year we decided to not do anniversary gifts and take off for the weekend to one of our favorite spots, seaside! technically we stayed a little outside of seaside (we're folks on a budget!) but we spent most of our time there.
i absolutely love the small town, beach feel of 30a. it's so relaxed and the people are always so friendly. we go every summer, so it was a fun change of pace to go in the off season. we walked around the bookstore, where i added some classics that blake had never read to our collection, and drank glass bottled cokes while we taste-tested at the farmer's market. it was so so so nice to be alone together. i would encourage any of you to take a small trip alone with your husband if you can! it was such a blessing to me!
blake is my biggest encourager. and we love to dream together. a lot of that gets lost in the day to day chasing after littles and cooking, and cleaning. i think we needed that time to just feel like our sappy little lover selves sans babes. but oh my gosh were we missing them! this was the first time i have ever left our kids for more than a day! talk about stressing a mama out... but i did ok, they did ok, and blake was patient with me ;) when we got home, we surprised the kids with their gifts we picked out for them: mermaid stickers and a twilight sparkle for emma, and a tractor and barn set for wyatt, and wyatt surprised us with HIS FIRST STEPS!
y'all i teared up. my baby man is not a baby. he is becoming a toddler. how sweet and sad all at the same time! but he sure was cute stumbling to me from his daddy's arms. he smothered us in grins and kisses. as i lay here next to emma she reaches up to give me a big hug and kiss, and whispers "i so glad you're back mommy" me too, baby girl. together is my favorite place to be.
hope everyone had a great weekend!
i mean, this guy. i'm kinda obsessed with him ;)
thank you self timer!
the bikes are my favorite!
those pops of red against white...so gorgeous!