Oh hey, so what’d you think about that great ORC update of mine last Thursday?
You didn’t see it???
Yeah, about that.
Well I’m happy to report that my ORC room is just about DONE!!!
Life is KOOKOO right now in my house and I won’t even bore you to tears with the crazy amount of running in different directions we are doing between work, school and sports.
I kept thinking I might find 30 minutes to post a week 5 update but in the end I decided to keep the suspense going for one more week, and instead, snuck away for the most glorious weekend with the love of my life!
We headed to the Cape and did things like walk on the beach, read, converse, eat endlessly, drink fun libations, and stare at the ocean. It was an amazing 44 hours!! Here’s a peek at the beautiful place we stayed at (one of my very favorite spots!) and some beauty of Cape Cod.
On my walk to get coffee…..
….and on the way back!
I couldn’t love naturally weathering shingles and lanterns anymore!
Heaven after the longest winter ever!!
The Cape is so dynamic – each part of it has subtle differences and is so fun to explore.
One thing I always find so interesting at a coast is how dramatically the color of the water can change with the weather. When we arrived at this beach in Wellfleet it was overcast and grey….
….and within moments the sky started brightening. Isn’t it crazy how my phone camera interpreted those colors of the sea and sky from one photo to the next, taken within minutes of each other?
(and don’t you love the little Irish flag someone posted here?)
After leaving Wellfleet we drove twenty or thirty minutes back “up” the Cape to Chatham, and look how vibrant the color of the water was here!
We made another fun little stop while we were down here – dreamy for this wannabe woodworker!
I’ll share more on this stop next week after the ORC finales!
I remember last year when I posted about another weekend getaway Mark and I took, a few readers told me they have never been away from their kids. I get it, it’s hard to figure out overnight childcare, to untangle yourself from all the kids’ activities, to work out the logistics. But if I had my kids’ younger years to do over again I would trade childcare with my friends more, and make spending just one night a year completely AWAY with my husband more of a priority.
Your marriage is the foundation of your whole family life.
Making the time to connect, relax and have some fun together
benefits husband, wife and munchkins!!
I must admit, on Friday when I was rushing from work, stopping to get groceries for home, working out rides to practices and games, and trying to get my house relatively clean for the wonderful grandmother who stayed here, I was starting to feel like IS THIS EVEN WORTH IT????
But guess what – it really was worth all that effort.
We came home feeling refreshed and content and ready to tackle the logistics of this busy season of our life again.
Finding time to sneak away and enjoy simple pleasures together.
I couldn’t recommend it more!
Have a wonderful day friends!