Last weekend, my husband surprised me with a birthday getaway to the beach.
We took a long weekend to enjoy our birthdays (mine is January 3rd and his is January 4th), and to enjoy each other in the months we have left before our new addition arrives. We took in the sites of Rockaway Beach, enjoyed a milkshake at the Tillamook Cheese Factory, had a nice seafood dinner, and of course slept in. The Oregon coast is notorious for rainy days but we lucked out, and while Portland was in the middle of a cold snap, we were enjoying mid-40s and sunshine. That’s right…real sunshine!!!
Because it was so warm and sunny, Matt and I were able to partake in many long walks on the beach, talking about how great our lives are and how much more wonderful and fulfilled they will be in just a few more months. It was so fun to spend that special time with my husband. Because it wasn’t just a babymoon, but a birthday celebration, Matt also surprised me with my birthday present. One of my very good friends and her husband joined us for a night at the beach. It was so great to see them and catch up with how their life has been.
Somehow I am busier now than I was 8 months ago and the baby isn’t even here yet! But when you take the time to get away from life’s busy distractions, you can really enjoy time with your loved ones. It will be fun to look back on our trip this time next year and reminisce about how simple (but empty) life was before baby 🙂