Last Friday we had a church meeting and knew we would need a baby sitter to keep Simeon. Instead of getting someone to watch him for the night, my parents volunteered to keep Simeon for the whole weekend. Abel and I had been talking about needed a week just the two of us before Asher makes his grand debut, so this came at the perfect timing.
We woke up around 5:00am on Saturday morning and headed for the beach, after fueling up at Starbucks on the way. Coffee is pretty much a need for me when getting up that early, as I am not the biggest morning person.
We arrived at the beach around 7:30 and after putting up our canopy Abel went to fishing mode. He has been dying all summer long to get to the beach so he could fish. As soon as we got there he started catching one after the other and all-in-all caught around 30 fish for the day. I am very much looking forward to our fish fry this weekend.
While Abel tore it up fishing, I spend the whole day laying out, napping, playing candycrush and reading. It.was.perfect. Abel kept asking if I was bored because I was just sitting there all day. As someone who loves to be busy and is constantly going, it was so nice to sit there in the peace and quite and just be. I am also finding that this season of my life is a growing one for me spiritually. I cherished just being able to read my Bible and have a constant conversation with the Lord, all while enjoying His beauitful creation all day long.
Once 4 o'clock rolled around, we were both getting super hungry and ready for dinner. Since we were not staying the night, we didn't have a hotel to shower and our clothes, so we did a walk of shame into Walmart and changed there. I am pretty sure people thought we were stealing stuff the way we walked in, in our grungy swim clothes and walked out in a polo and a dress. I feel like we could have been the "people of walmart" that day.
After embarrassing ourselves at Walmart, we ended up at Nick's which is the more casual side of Guido's. My fish tacos and fresh waffle fries were to die for. I think Abel and I both ate way more than we should have.
While we were waiting for our dinner to settle so we could get some dessert, we decided to call and tell Simeon goodnight. But every time we called him thoughout the weekend he seriously hung up on us. He was having way too much fun with his Memie and PaPa and had no time to stop and chat with boring ole mom and dad. I think he needed a weekend away from us as well.
When we were in Galveston a few weeks ago, Abel's aunt took us to a place called Rita's for these slushie/custard desserts called Gelati's. After one bite, I knew that I had to take Abel back for some of that deliciousness on our trip. We both agree that we would be a million pounds heavier if we had a Rita's in our neighborhood. They are that good.
Once dessert was stuffed into our bellies it was time to head home. Our drive to the beach and back was great time for Abel and me to chat about life and the adventures we are about to embark on with baby #2. And while I know for a fact I don't tell him enough, there is no one I would rather be on this journey of life with than Abel.
And just like a wave crashing on dry land, our baby moon was over and it was back to reality.
I am so thankful to my parents for watching our little man so we could have two days of alone time. Abel kept saying how he wishd his little fishing buddy (Simeon) was there with him all day. And while we both missed him something fierce, it was nice to have a full day of shutting our minds off and not having to worry about meals, diaper changes, and disciplining a certain toddler. We both left Galveston, Saturday night feeling more refreshed and connected than we have in a long time.
But seriously. How could you not miss this kid?