Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Our 10 year honey moon.

Bren and I have just been away alone for a few days to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary.

We'd been talking about it and looking forward to it, so when the time finally arrived I was scared it would fly past too quickly.

So I made two resolutions.

The first one was to try to stay in the moment.
Really experience the present rather than planning blog posts, replaying past conversations or making meal plans in my head. When we were walking down the street I wanted to notice the buildings we passed and the sounds my shoes made and the way the breeze felt on my skin. When we ate a meal I wanted to taste all the flavours and textures and listen to what Bren was saying or concentrate on what was in the newspapers.

And the second was to be in my physical body instead of in my head.
Remember that feeling when he/she first held your hand and your whole body was in that hand? You were so aware of every movement and touch and the rest of the world ceased to exist. Your skin tingled and you forgot all about that deadline or your shopping list.

We had two lovely days and two lovely nights and we're back and I feel like we've really been away. Time did not fly past too quickly and I feel like I've spent real time alone with my beautiful boy.

And now we're happily home again to the stories and laughter and madness that is our family.

Thanks so much to those who helped make it possible for us to take that time out and for making it extra special. We love you lots. XX

25 comments:

  1. Wonderful - yay for time together!

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  2. absolutely beautiful!
    I loved reading your resolutions.
    hugs & here's to many more of those tingling feelings ♥

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  3. Congrats, to 10yrs and sneaking 2 days away together, it mustn't have been easy. Glad you enjoyed every minute of it.

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  4. It sounded like a great plan and it worked even better!
    Congratulations on 10 fab years!

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  5. Beautiful! It's great to have that time to re-connect & remind ourselves of the important things in life - good for you...

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  6. What a gorgeously written post. I'm so happy you had fun, you look like two teenagers in love in the photo. How fantastic for you both to have that special time away, together, I am majorly jealous!!! Actually maybe I should just get my act together to plan some time away for Mark & I. Lots of love to you two lovebirds xo

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  7. Happy anniversary.
    Glad you had a great time away.
    Andi :-)

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  8. I wondered where you had been Kate. Congratulations on 10 years of togetherness with your man, and many more to come too. It is always nice to get away and have some adult time isnt it.

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  9. aww how lovely. congratulations on 10years. How great it is that you were able to spend it doing something special together

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  10. That was a lovely post to read Kate. It sounds like you both enjoyed that special time with one another rejuvenating. Congratulations on celebrating 10years of marriage.:)

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  11. Two excellent resolutions!
    Congratulations again on ten years together - I'm so glad that it was special for you both.

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  12. Congratulations!! Also... well done on your time away. Thank you for this post it has reminded me to stop and take notice :)

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  13. That sounds fantastic and well deserved. What a great resolution you made to live in the moment - perhaps something we should all try to do more of the time.

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  14. Such a beautiful post. So glad you had such a lovely time. happy 10 year anniversary!

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  15. so happy to hear you had a great time away and that you made the most of it. i could relate to what you said so much.
    here's to the next 10 fabulous years.
    l
    x

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  16. Those resolutions are great. Did it help to pass the time more slowly? I'll try to really practise them too when my husband and I spend our first night away from the boys in a few weeks (7 year anniversary for us!).

    You look like such a settled and happy pair. I liked the write-up in THAW too...

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  17. congrats on 10 years! great that you could get away together to celebrate ~ important i think {not that we've done it yet!!} :)

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  18. Sounds like a really good getaway. Congrats!

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  19. Yep I get it...I know what you wanted!!! Congratulations on a couple of days for just the 2 of you!!

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  20. How great - sounds like you had a lovely time reconnecting Kate. I bet you even had full conversations, finished all your sentences an ate your meals hot!

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  21. I love this beautiful post. So perfectly said and such a great way to be. In the moment and in your body. Ms L and I are celebrating 10 years next year. I feel like you've just given me a little gift to take to that time.

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  22. Hi -- jumped over here from clutterpunk's post, actually to the post about the nest, but (since it was my first visit) thought I should read a few more posts before commenting. you know, get a feel for what your place is like...

    fact is, loved your open thoughts about your "nest" (i have 3 girls too, youngest is 2, probably no more joining us...) and loved the crocheted gifts and loved this post as it describes exactly what I want my 10-year getaway weekend to be like this year! thanks for these wonderful posts!

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  23. What a beautiful post. I feel all teary. Hang on to what you have and that wonderful attitude and you should have many more 10 year honeymoons. Love to you both.

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