Friday, June 15, 2012

Time Apart

Raise your hand if you knew my husband is a wedding officiant.  Okay, Mom, you can put your hand down.  For the rest of you, here's a little background. Nearly three years ago, David became ordained online and married his brother and his high school sweet heart in an awesome ceremony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Since that time,  David discovered he really enjoys performing weddings and playing a very special role in the new chapter of a couple's life together.  Cheesy, but true.

David was recently asked to perform a wedding on Redfish Lake.  For those of you not familiar with Idaho, it's one of the most beautiful places in our state.  It now also marks the official spot of our very first vacation without our daughter.  Yeah, it took us almost four years to decide to leave her with someone else for weekend.  We're those parents...don't judge me.

We rented a cabin in the woods, where we spent the majority of time drinking coffee, laying around, and reading.  The cabins have no phones, no televisions, and no alarm clocks so we also spent a good deal of time staring at each other trying to talk about adult know, like what we were going to have for breakfast and whether we could figure out the time by looking at the sun. We couldn't.  So we slept in. Because we didn't have a toddler jumping on our heads yelling at us to get up.

Once we got settled in, we headed over to the lake to watch the moon rise. We're cool like that.

The wedding was the following evening.  The morning started out a little overcast, but that didn't stop us from taking a boat ride around the lake.  We were under-dressed and almost froze to death, but it didn't matter.  The views were so breathtaking and the fact we didn't have to stop 10 times to let our daughter pee off the side of the boat (not that we've ever done that) made us giddy.

By the time 7:00 rolled around, the clouds had parted and sun had begun to settle behind the trees. The bride and groom had picked a little spot on the beach and had invited just a few friends to share in their day.  It made me want to get married all over again. To David, of course.  I still like that guy.

David spent the next 20 minutes performing the most beautiful ceremony, helping two wonderful people begin their lives together.

Of course, I spent the whole time crying my eyes out, so excited for this couple and so proud of my husband.  A trip to the woods was just what we needed to recharge our batteries and remind ourselves just how much we still like each other. We should leave that kid more often.

1 comment:

MoB said...

are you wearing a billabong hat?!