Tuesday, June 12, 2012

{ Babymoon, Part II }

It felt so luxurious to sleep in. So indulgent. So...almost naughty. But blissful!!
And we don't even have a baby yet...how will I handle the sleep-deprived-ness of a newborn?

Cooking big breakfasts. Reading the Bible on the deck. Watching the ferries come and go. Nowhere to go, nothing to do at any particular time. In spite of our severe lack of practice in the art of relaxing, I think we did a pretty good job.

When the tide was out, we walked down the beach. I found some awesome, huge shells that are now gracing our mantle.


:: That's Seattle, way over yonder! ::

In the afternoon, we went to the Point Robinson Lighthouse. It looks very similar to the Mukilteo Lighthouse...but shhhh, I think the one in Mukilteo is nicer!

There are two houses on the premises--both keepers' quarters--that can be rented year-round. Doesn't that sound like a fun family vacation?

We found a swing in a corner of grass between the keepers' quarters and the wilderness, and spent an hour or two reading and swinging and hoping the clouds over Mt. Rainier would lift.

They didn't.

On Sunday, we went to the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, where Seattle's Best Coffee got its start. It was a cool old building and we enjoyed browsing through the coffee memorabilia and the natural foods market that shares the space.

:: shelves upon shelves of herbs, many of which we'd never heard of ::

As I look back over these photos, I realize we didn't take a whole lot of pictures...which is nice. A change of pace for us. We enjoyed just hanging out together. No agenda. No alarms. No schedule. No plans. We've never done that, to this degree, before. It was great.

And can I just say that, for a couple who has had no TV for almost three years and just watches Hulu and movies on a laptop, the fact that the apartment had a flatscreen TV and streaming Netflix literally made us giddy! We are both adamantly anti-TV-in-the-bedroom, but it was so much fun to snuggle up next to Mike and watch "Dirty Jobs" {I love that show!} and "Burn Notice" {one of Mike's favorites}. Seriously, the best.

Thank you, Lord, for a wonderful weekend with my husband.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pics and so glad you seized the opportunity to get away and relax! I'm sure it will be a treasured 'life before kids' memory!! ;)