On April 12th Rudy and I celebrated our 15th anniversary. My mom came over to watch the little girls and we had no plans, just happy to have alone time to enjoy each other's company with out distractions.
The girls did not want us to leave and they put up a good fight when we tried to leave.
I remembered to take a photo! Yay! Thanks to my mom, she captured this lovely shot of us while telling passing neighbors that it was our anniversary, the reason for the photo shoot in front of our place.
We ended up at Kunio in Waikele, my favorite Japanese restaurant. I love their salmon and tempura combo dinner. Their california sushi rolls are amazing!
We stopped over next door for dessert where the cashier charged us for 3 instead of 2 cups. Luckily we caught the mistake before we drove away. Rudy went back in and opted to get the girls the 3rd as take out and surprise them in the morning with strawberry ice cream. :)
Hayden woke up before we arrived home, then Dakota woke up shortly after my mom left. Hoping to continue our alone time was interrupted by baby girl and daddy cuddle time on the couch. How precious is that?
Lately, life has taken over and things have not been easy with us. Having raised my 3 adult kids who were between 7-10 when we got married, and now having 3 little girls ages 2,4, and 6 after 8 years of infertility and 2 pregnancy losses... so much has happened that has changed us. Distractions come easy and time slips by. Before we know it, we haven't had alone time to connect and work on us and on our marriage for a very.long.time. My mom was gracious enough to watch the girls last week and this week on Thursdays so Rudy and I could take time out to re-connect. It was nice. We held hands, focused on one another, had nice conversation, all without stress, arguments, or getting short with one another.
We know these times for just us are important. Having these two days for just ourselves has brought refreshment to us and have reminded us why we came together in the first place. We do have a beautiful partnership and connection aside from our kids and family. In all the chaos that is our life and with time sucking opportunity away from us, I will make it a point to fight for our alone time so we can be the best for our kids and family.
Here's to many more years to come, learning and growing together as ONE as God intended for us to do.