Saturday, January 21, 2012

Just the two of us

The past couple of days I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with my hubby, just the two of us. From Sunday through Thursday I was a traveling woman, doing the "us" thing in two European cities.  Yup... I'm a lucky girl!

Although hubby finds himself in a less than hospitable environment, he had the opportunity to leave it for a week and go on business elsewhere. Of course when I got the "hey wanna meet me in London & Brussels for a few days" call, I jumped on the first flight there. It didn't take me long to find a flight, and make arrangements for the kids to stay with friends. Look Ma' no kids time.

See we missed our anniversary due to this deployment and so was to be our getaway. After all, we deserve it and after being together for 12+ years, we still enjoy each other's company and that is ALWAYS something to be thankful of in this disposable Kardashian marriage era. Actually as of today I have been married 56.13 Kardashians which is HUGE! So I got my Ryan Air tickets (Euro Southwest), and I was up up and away!

London was fabulous! It was both our first times there and we walked our feet and legs down to nubs. We saw all the sites and walked what felt like the entire city. The best part? Just being with my best friend and enjoying the company of us. I love my kids, I do, however there is so much to be said about just being with your spouse in the quiet company of a walk down the Thames. I enjoyed OUR time together.

We took pictures, talked, rode the tube, had beer and food and just spent time together with no interruptions, no worries, no kids to pick up or feed, no homework to get done. Brussels was another nice city, and although I didn't enjoy it as much as London, we still enjoyed the "us" time together.

We even got to be silly together. We have this relatively new tradition thanks to iphoneography and the Other Guys movie: the faceback picture.  I am a fairly new convert to Apple....although my hubby now says I am an Apple wh*re, I just came into my Apple-ness. iPhones have the marvelous feature of taking your own photo while being able to look at the screen and see yourself. So we took loads of faceback shots in front of many different monuments, sites and random places. It's our thing now since we have been traveling Europe so much. We have an "our thing" and that made the time together that much more special.

I love my husband, and what's even better is that I enjoy his company and I LIKE him. I miss him when he is gone and sometimes he drives me bonkers when he is here. No matter what I am grateful that I was able to spend this very special time with him which only served to strengthen our bond. He is my best friend and I wouldn't have it any other way.