Yesterday was a great day. Let me start from the beginning though.
This summer was a hard summer for us. Chris was gone the entire month of June and missed my 1 week break between clinicals. When he came back I was in the Emergency Room and working bizarre hours and our family time was limited. He left again for another 3 weeks and didn’t come back until mid-August. Essentially our summer was completely missed.
We knew that I had some time off in September and so we planned ahead for Chris to take leave during my breaks and by the grace of the Army it was approved. Cue the happiness. Yesterday was Chris’ first official day of leave and we decided to make it ours. We dropped the girls off at school and spent the entire day together.
Our day started off with a crazy sweaty workout in our garage. I recently started Ashley Horner’s Valor (more on that another day!) and convinced him to join me in the trainer. Let’s just say we almost died.
After we picked ourselves up off the floor and showered we headed to Tybee Island for an afternoon of fun. We have been wanting to go to the Crab Shack since we moved here. That was three years ago. We finally made it yesterday and it did not disappoint.
The Crab Shack is mainly an outdoor restaurant that has a very eclectic feel to it. If you hate cats you may want to avoid it though because the roaming cats are kind of a thing for the restaurant. The weather in Coastal GA was absolutely perfect with a nice breeze and mild temperatures. Basically it called for a nice cold beer.
When we go out to new places Chris and I are big about sharing meals so we can taste more. We split the she crab soup, creekside nachos, and local blue crab.
Everything was SO good! The she crab soup just tasted fresh and had huge chunks of crab in it. The nachos had a delicious BBQ sauce on top that took it up a notch. The crab was horrible messy and definitely not for a first date. I guess it’s a good thing we’ve been married over 6 years 😉
After stuffing our faces we did the next most logical thing … put on bathing suits to strut our stuff on Tybee Beach. HA.
Don’t get me wrong … I love taking my girls to the beach. But there was something insanely relaxing about not having to worry about a little one drowning or running away. I was able to shut my eyes which never happens any more. We also only carried our beach chairs and a bag rather than enough stuff to go camping. Pure bliss. I even managed to study a bit.
By the time we went to get the girls from school I felt refreshed. I have blogged a few times about how important it is to make your marriage a priority and I am proud of Chris and I for continuing to do that. Our realator told us today that our marriage must be strong to survive Army life and PA school and I was able to smile and truthfully say YES. It is strong. It’s strong because we work hard at it. But yesterday proved that it can be the most fun kind of work.
How often do you “date” your spouse? When was the last time you went to the beach?