Those are bacon, apple, and brie sandwiches (the best sandwich ever?)
blinded by the white
North River Gorge at sunset
photo taken after wine & happiness was consumed.
Last week my mom watched Ev while Andrew and I went on our first solo date in 5 months. I didn't want to go. Is that bad to say out loud? Well, I didn't. I was tired. I was cranky and stressed. We planned a date on a budget to the mountains for a small hike, sandwiches, and a bottle of wine. This all sounded fine and dandy until that evening when we were trying to get ready. It wasn't about leaving Ev, it was just about getting our shiz together enough to walk out the door. I dragged my feet and plopped down in our old volvo station wagon with the crankiest face I could muster. We made our way through the valley backroads and bit by bit I felt my chest getting lighter. We hiked to a little spot that has a hanging bridge and since it was so late at night and there weren't any other hikers on the trail, we set up our picnic right there over the river. It was magical and one of the best dates we have ever been on. We sat and talked about getting caught up in this wild life with a 5 month old and a farm but how incredibly lucky we are to be here living our dreams. I forget that most days.
It's important to get away and take a breath. And I highly recommend doing it over a bridge with your best friend.
p.s. and when that said best friend and baby daddy eats all but 3 pieces of the POUND of bacon that you fried earlier for your bacon, apple, and brie sandwiches that you are making for the said special date and you realize you are screaming at each other over bacon???? It is clear that you are in need of date night. ;)