the long distance weekend.

the long distance weekend.

Weekends during our long distance years were the best: we spent every waking second with one another, be it enjoying a tasty brunch or taking a walk-through the farmer's market. Since our distance days are behind us, we are guilty of spending segments of our weekend alone. Guilty is a lose term, of course. We fall asleep next to one another every night, so time apart on the weekends is a function of getting things done. In the craziness of married life, {cv} and I rarely get to spend a weekend like we did during those years.

This weekend, we had what I'll call a "long distance weekend"...and I loved every minute of it. We had a real date night on Friday, spending the night chatting away at our new favorite restaurant. On Saturday afternoon, {cv} and I caught a matinee of a Broadway show. Later that night, we saw one of our favorite artists perform. It was a packed but perfect day. Sunday consisted of a walk-through on our lot {more to come on that this week!} and a Target run. We capped off the weekend with a flatbread pizza at a new neighborhood joint. I know it sounds like we had a "normal" weekend, but honestly, it took me back to those weekends in which we relished every moment of togetherness. 

Every so often, I appreciate the reminders of what we endured. It gives light to how good we have it today. When I started this blog in 2010, we were still fresh off of our long distance years. If this post is any indication, those years are still very much a part of our story. I may not blog about long distance as often these days, but it will never be far from my memory, especially after weekends like this one. If you're still trudging through long distance, keep cherishing your weekends. As simple as it sounds, it will make your future weekends together that much more special. Hang onto that :) xoxo {av}

7 comments:

  1. I'm one of those who lives for the weekend right now. My partner and I met both as single parents and are now trying to figure out the best way to bring our two families together as we live two hours away from each other. I can't wait until we can do the same and look back on how far we have come. Sounds like a lovely weekend x

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  2. That's so sweet! Sounds like a fun weekend!

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  3. This is so sweet! I love weekends when the rest of the world doesn't exist ;)

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  4. My husband and I spent 3 years and 7,000 miles apart before we were married (he's British and I lived in CO). It was tough! Sometimes I catch myself getting annoyed going to Homie D's AGAIN, but then I recall all those times we didn't have "normal" and I just smile at how far we've come and how happy we are.

    -Kelby
    http://peachypains.com

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  5. Such a sweet post! Sounds perfect!

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