I can't complain too much about Dave being away because 1) I get so much done when he's gone and there's something exhilarating about having my kids and my schedule all to myself for a little while (and then it gets long), and 2) a couple of those days he was gone I was with him...
...at Lake Powell...one of our favorite places in the whole wide world.
With some of our very favorite people in the whole wide world:
We have so much history with these guys which makes for some great, invigorating conversations and some good reminiscing...
We water-skied and wake-boarded to our hearts' content:
We had long discussions on the boat:
And even longer ones in the boat (the big one):
And a few more good ones in the hot tub:I think we covered and dissected every topic imaginable.
The girls took a good, long ride on the jet-skis:
A little known fact about Dave and I is that we are surfers.
But really, we tried hard, and had so much fun doing it.
Dave can even smile while he's surfing so he's extra talented:)
Let's stop here and breathe in that scenery behind him above.
Honestly, could there be a more gorgeous, surreal backdrop?? It takes my breath away.
Everyone got the hang of it pretty well:
The guys can really drop that rope most of the time but I wasn't so hot at capturing that part...
The boys made some delicious food for us girls:
We found an awesome little alcove for cliff-jumping.
Dave and I took a 'romantic' jump together:
It doesn't look all that high but it was scary!
I took this next picture right after Dave proclaimed that that particular day was "so perfect he could cry."Now that, coming from my husband, means the day was pretty darn perfect. Or maybe my passion is just rubbing off on him a little too much.
But he was right, it was perfect.
We woke up early the morning we had to leave which left my friend and I with an opportunity to take a little kayak ride as the sun rose above the mountains around us.
It was so beautiful.
Which made it even tougher to say goodbye.
Luckily our sweet children were waiting with open arms for us at home along with these amazing babysitters who still agreed to come even though they have two kids of their own now.
Our kids adore them and their adorable babies. Maybe that's the way I can get the sweet influence of babies around our house more often :)
It's always good to be home, but I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have this guy all to myself when I can.