Room Eight Twenty Two


I didn’t want to go away on the planned overnight adventure with my husband. Why? because the to do list was sucking me in. We finished school on Thursday. Scheduled to leave on Friday. #kindabadtiming

Laundry not done. House not clean. Sheets not washed for the company sleeping in my bed while I was away. Grades not done. Report cards not issued. House not clean. Car looks like a bomb went off inside. VBS meeting Sunday. House not clean. Husbands work party to make dessert for on Sunday. Need to finish my dad’s b day present. Out of toilet paper. House not clean.

Yet, it was just a 24 hour get away and my hubby really wanted to go. So, three hours before departure time, I sat on my bed to find a hotel. I found a gem.

It had me at my first glance. Love at first sight.

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Within a few minutes of leaving, I knew it was a grand idea. I am so glad my husband knows me better and pushed to go. We needed to.


Homeschooling can be a dangerous little gig sometimes. It really, really can. It is all kids. All day. All the time. You absolutely have to carve out some time, for not only the adult world, but for your man. I’m telling you, what a difference 24 hours can make.


Our swanky destination was roughly 15 minutes away in downtown Sacramento. We checked in, gave the valet our car and didn’t touch it again for 24 hours. Everything was walking distance. We sat and talked for about 4 hours over dinner. We laughed at each other and not the kids. We breathed.


I may or may not have jumped on our bed on the 8th floor overlooking the nightlife of downtown out our window. {My hotel ritual.} We had a corner room and the views were incredible. The whole hotel was incredible. I wanted to pet everything, but I am trying to quit that. I honestly contemplated how to take that little black chair home with me and fell asleep incredibly content and dreaming gold stripey wallpaper.

Oh, we had so much fun. We talked about life, some about the kids. A lot about what God wants from us and our marriage. We talked about what we need to work on and confirmed what we need to keep doin’ that is right. We talked about how grateful we are for our family. We talked, without being interrupted.

It was kinda fish and loaves of bread like because those 24 hours stretched on and on…..

I am so thankful.


…and guess what time I got up today?

10:30 am.



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2 Responses to Room Eight Twenty Two
  1. Heidi (Dearly Loved Mist)
    June 2, 2013 | 11:34 am

    So glad you had some time away with your hubby! Love those times. Love being homeschool mama too, but there’s something so special about putting it aside and just being wife. 🙂

  2. Cara Yeh
    June 2, 2013 | 8:07 pm

    You are so awesome! Good for you! I can so relate to needing to get stuff done — and now I think I have to make my husband read this post so we can do a 24-hour getaway. Thanks!

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