Now that we have a family of six (we have a foster daughter who is just 6 months old), there's not many opportunities for me to get away and just have me time, let alone chances for me and hubby to get away for some US time!
|Our Room at Asilomar|
Last month, Papa Bear had ALL FOUR kids, while I got to get away to Pacific Grove, CA with some girlfriends. For TWO nights!!! I was SO blessed and refreshed! We had no agenda but to just have some girl time and to relax. We stayed at Asilomar Conference Grounds and enjoyed some incredible ocean views, lots of laughter, and a bit of chocolate.
|Two Sweet Friends|
|Me and another sweet friend (I'm on the right)|
We ate at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries. TWICE! We went to Hobby Lobby in Morgan Hill (because it's the CLOSEST one to us, and I love it so much better than Michael's!). I found a really cool basket there for $6 and a VERY cool BIG mirror for $24. Both were 80% off!!! We played on the beach, made a sand castle, took silly pictures of each other, had breakfast together at the conference grounds, had potato leek soup the first night, because it was so chilly, and because that soup just sounded so yummy (and it was!).
|Love this woman!|
|All of us at The Ice Cream Shop in Pacific Grove|
We took board games, but never got around to playing them. Another friend came down and joined us for Saturday, so we went to the Barnyard in Carmel and did some fun thrift store shopping for items to re-purpose into newborn pants and hats for my photography business. We had a little snack and then went bought some coffee (for Papa Bear), and some chocolate at one of the best little chocolate shops EVER...Pieces of Heaven.
|Ahhhh, the life! Monterey Municipal Beach|
|Can you see the seals?|
|That's me! I don't care to have my picture taken, but I am learning to let go...|
|The Lone Cypress on 17 Mile Drive|
|Love this lady!|
|Love her too!|
We took the 17 mile drive in Carmel, which is AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS!!! We had dinner on Saturday at one of Papa Bear and my favorite restaurants in Monterey...Hula's Tki Room. We had ice cream at Lappert's A.K.A The Ice Cream Shop in Pacific Grove. We talked and talked and talked about some of the things that come with marriage and children. We talked about God and His goodness and faithfulness.
If you can manage it, I highly encourage you to get away with some girlfriends. It'll do you good! I am so blessed by these friendships!
Thank you, Papa Bear for allowing me to get away when you had all four kids. You are an amazing husband and daddy. I love you!!!
God bless you!