The Return

There's nothing quite like lounging in paradise while fielding a stream of texts about how your daughter cried for you for hours and your son reverted back to maturity levels not seen since kindergarten at least. But at least I knew they missed me and that I should lap up every minute of my vacation because there was work to be done at home.

Nothing could ruin my good time, though. Because there was this:

And this:

And a mountain man who came up with this "unique" fishing system all on his own:

And then pulled off on the side of the winding gravel road leading away from our little cabin to gather me this:

We connected. We laughed. We pouted. We were silly and tipsy and rested. It was a really, really good weekend.


  • Corinne

    What a great opportunity to reconnect! Looks like it was incredible!

  • Courtney

    and that is about how far behind I am on blogging, telling you to have a good time with in minutes of telling you to enjoy your trip :)

    glad you had a great time and got to reconnect, that is always a wonderful thing

  • Cheri

    Yeah for your free time Kelly! And now that you are back, your kids will appreciate you more - for a few minutes at least!

  • ShannonL

    Sounds amazing, Kelly! I was just saying yesterday on another blog that my hubby and I are VERY overdue for a private getaway. Hearing about yours makes me want one even more!

    Glad you got the chance for reconnection and relaxation, and welcome back to reality! :-)

  • The Drama Mama

    I missed you too!! I'm glad you had a good vacation, even if you do have to return to the chaos that is our daily lives. The getaway from it all for a couple of days was refreshing. You and mountain man look so happy too!!

  • Aging Mommy

    Oh bliss! In three and a half years my husband and I have not managed even one day on our own, just not possible for us so far but it is so important to try and find a way to do it. Glad you had such a lovely time!

  • Anonymous

    I'm so jealous Kelly! Sounds like you had a great time!! I'm sure the kiddos where so glad to have you back.

  • Supermanslady

    I'm jealous!!! Sounds like you had a fabulous time!

    That mountain man is a keeper! Any man who arrives with flowers HE picked - that is a keeper!!!


  • Kristen @ Motherese

    Three cheers for rocking chairs and kayaks and wildflowers and reconnecting. So happy you had a chance to do this, Kelly. Good for you both!


  • allison

    This makes me happy.

  • Justine

    Wonderful! Glad you had a great time (and awww...on the flowers. Good man:)

    We need to find a getaway for ourselves pronto before we lose our minds too.

  • Leslie

    Ditto @ Kristen! I'll bet your kids managed to have some fun, too. And hey: it's good that they miss you!

  • suzannah @ so much shouting/laughter

    yay! welcome back:)

  • Jen

    Oh the fallout sucks, doesn't it? So glad you had a good time, though. And good to know your kids love yout.

  • TKW

    I'm so glad your time went well! Re-entry is always difficult though, isn't it?

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic! Oh how I long for time to really reconnect with my hubs! We're off to Vegas in September and it can't come soon enough.

    And look at the smile your face! Priceless.

  • ck

    I am smiling just reading this. I am SO happy for you guys.

  • ericka @ alabaster cow

    you deserve it m'am! and even though i'm not looking forward to leaving ava for our vacation in the fall, i'm looking forward to the tipsy and to the connecting!

  • Amber

    What an awesome way to reconnect! You two DESERVED it!

  • Life with Kaishon

    I think you are so pretty!

  • Kelly

    Thanks everyone -- I'm slowly digging into the 400+ blog posts waiting for me. But reading your comments are like opening a brand new anthology of love.


    I am so glad you got time away. We are gearing up to do the same later this summer. It has been about 7 years. Oh my gosh. I can't believe that, but it's true. Thanks for the reminder that I need to do it. I will probably cry all way out of town. :)

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