Colorado, Just Us

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 8

Tony and I took our annual trip to Colorado this summer to spend a week hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. This year marked our sixth of this tradition, an upside to having moved to Nebraska and being a day’s drive away from the mountains. Unlike our previous five years, though, our dear friends who introduced us to RMNP and with whom we typically spend this sacred time couldn’t join us. The dates just wouldn’t gel to allow all four of us to be together. Bummer! But, not wanting to miss out on this important week of re-charging right before our respective school years commenced, Tony and I decided to head to Colorado, just us.

PZ680_CP_Tony-Me-CO_rsAnd this week in Colorado together…I have to say that it was one of the best weeks we’ve ever spent with one another. I know that the two of us live together, and that it’s “just us” all of the time. But not in this way. We rarely have a full week with one another that isn’t also filled with work tasks, responsibilities, and other commitments tugging at us. I travel and escapade quite a bit, yes, but WE hardly take a trip TOGETHER that doesn’t involve visiting family or friends. It’s actually very rarely “just us.” So this week together in the mountains felt…quite magical.

PX70_CP_Tony-Rock-CO_rsWe hiked, made dinner, played Scrabble. We laughed, a TON. And we talked, like really talked about all kinds of things. I felt so connected, so relaxed, so grateful. After all these years together, I fell head-over-heels in love with Tony all over again. Pretty great, “just us.”

8 Responses

  1. Celina says:

    So happy hear what an amazing time it was for you. What a treasure.

  2. Corinna says:

    I just love the thought of this trip, of your marital closeness, and the photos you took. It really seems magical… and an inspiration for trying out some of that just-us-ness with my spouse. xo

  3. Tiffany Hogan says:

    Loved reading this M. Warms my heart!

  4. Grace says:

    Well, that explains why I didn’t hear from you. That is the best of reasons! Very happy for you, dear one.
    Big hugs x0

    • Meghan says:

      Yes, Grace!! We were kind of doing our own thing. We didn’t even go down to Boulder this year. Definitely missed seeing you. And missing you now. Much love. xo

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