Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Can Hear The Waves Crashing Now

Spencer works in the Pharmaceutical Industry, which means he travels a lot. One wonderful thing about Spencer's job is his territory. Part of it is the panhandle of FL - ie: BEACH. So, especially during the summer, if he has to go work down there for several days, the kids and I will pack up and go with him.

I know. It's rough.

But as much as I love the beach, these kinds of vacations aren't exactly relaxing. Spencer works all day, which means I tackle pool and beach, sunscreen, bathing suits, potty breaks, lunch breaks, snack breaks, building sandcastles, dusting off sand, burying people in the sand, nap breaks, carrying sand toys, snacks, towels, blanket, and camera all by myself. It's tiring. I definitely don't get to sit and read a book.

Next week is his "panhandle week." Because Mary Emma and Tait are in school, we can't go with him.

Or so I thought.

Spencer called yesterday and said that he had talked with his mom about coming to the house and staying with the kids while HE AND I GO TO THE BEACH ALONE.

Did you hear what I just said (typed)?

I will be at the beach next week for 3 days sans children. I will be able to sit on the beach and read a book or sleep or listen to my iPod or DO NOTHING. I won't have to build a sandcastle - except for the fact that I like to build them, so I might just do it anyway. Spencer will be working during the day, and then we get to go to dinner together (alone) at night. The break will be exactly what I need because our "busy time" -aka All-Star softball season (yes, Mary Emma made the team! WOO HOO!) is about to hit us square in the face.

But I'm not worried about that. I get to go to the beach.

I cannot wait.


beckyjomama said...

I am soooooooooooo happy for you! THat is just too dern cool!

Melinda said...

Good for YOU!!! Enjoy every sun-baked second.


3GirlsDaddy said...

Sounds like you have an awesome husband!! You ought to give him a big fat kiss and tell him how much you love him and how he's the most awesomest husband in the whole world!!!! Just a thought.....

Rachel said...

wonderfully jealous!! But you just have GREAT time!

Cheryl said...

That sounds heavenly!!!!!


Gran Jan said...

Robyn: I can hear the waves crashing too...but it is because my man is watching "Deadliest Catch!" HAHAHAHAHA

Girrrlll...I am so happy for you. Sitting ALL DAY at the beach under my umbrella with my low-slung chaise chair, with a 6-pack of diet coke, some salty snacks, a "sammich" and a good book (and lots of sunblocK) is PURE THERAPY for me...

Love you much, have fun and ENJOY!

You'll be a better momma to those 3 girls when you get home!


connorcolesmom said...

That is delightful
Enjoy your time with your hubby
Much love

Mary said...

I am so thrilled for you! This is better than going with me to the beach...yep, it is!

Enjoy your time together!

RR Mama said...

Sounds heavenly! I know what you mean about baseball! I have two playing this year. We have practice or games every night this week! Have a great time with your husband!!

Aubrey said...

Wow. And I posted about boogers today. Sounds like a wonderful get-away! Hope you have a terrific time!!! Oh, and kudos to Hubs and MIL for making it happen!

Kathy Lang said...

That's awesome...I'm so happy for you! No matter how much we love our children, we need a break sometimes to enjoy time by ourselves and our wonderful husbands. Enjoy your time!

PaulaW said...

Sounds great! I could sooooo easily be a beach bum. (Actually I could so easily be any kind of bum.)


Queen B said...

How fun!!! I'm so excited for you!!!!

(And only mildly jealous.)

Fran said...

Well..yes, for a split second I was jealous. Then, I thought of inviting myself! Ha! Now, I'm just plain happy for you. There is nothing like a few days away to catch your breath.

Love you much!

misty said...

lucky, lucky girl!!!
have fun living the dream!!! haha

Carpool Queen said...

Love the beach - my favorite place to be.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I just found you by your comment on Leigh's blog...I have three little girls!

Have a great time at the beach!
~ Wendy

Connie said...

Have a wonderful time being a WIFE...not a MOM for a few days!! ;)