Summer can be a crazy busy time of year. I’ve been in and out of town all summer. I sometimes feel that time is like sand slipping through my fingers. My desire is to be intentional with my days, my time, and most importantly, my relationships, but that doesn’t always happen. Often times, my relationship with Mark takes the biggest hit when my schedule is full. After 24 years of marriage, we are aware of the busyness that I fall in to, so we do our best to keep “dating each other” and being intentional with our relationship. Some seasons are better than others.
Tristyn is away at youth camp this week and while we miss her so much and love being with our kids, we are also excited about a week of just “us!” We’ve learned over the years that we must take care of our marriage. It makes us much better parents. And guess what? One day, it will just be you and your spouse (and that day will come sooner than you think.) Make sure that you enjoy being together so one day when it’s just the two of you, you don’t look at each other and wonder who did I marry!?!
For one of our dates this week, we both took the day off and road-tripped to Waco, TX. (That’s the gift of both of us being self employed!)
Our first stop was at Czech Stop. I’d never been before but all of their pastries are homemade. Apparently I’m the only one who had never heard of this place!! It was packed.
Then we drove on to Waco to visit Magnolia Market. The grounds at Magnolia were absolutely beautiful! We loved the store, but it wasn’t as big as I thought it would be! We did pick up a few things.
My favorite area was the garden area. It is my dream to have an area similar to this at our home.
This herb garden was MY FAVORITE!! I need this in my life!
Magnolia has an area with food trucks, lots of tables to eat and also an area for outdoor activities for the kids play. The new bakery just opened but the line was out the door and it was HOT so we didn’t wait.
After we left Magnolia, we had lunch Health Camp. Don’t let the name fool you….it wasn’t healthy, but the burgers were great! We went to the Suspension Bridge, walked around for a bit and then hit a few more shops before heading home. We had such an amazing day just being together and it was much needed for the both of us! (Feel free to follow me on Instagram to see what else we do this week!)
Do you “date your spouse?” Where’s your favorite place to go?