Monday, June 4, 2012

This Weekend

This weekend I achieved the monumental moment as a mother: spending the night away from my children for the first time. I went on a camping trip to a 500 acre farm with a group of ladies from the Ladies Homestead Gathering that I am apart of. It's taken me a while to be ready for this day, but I knew that the time had come (although, it did take a little convincing from the husband and my friends!)

The occupation

I loved:

-talking late into the night under the stars, oh about everything.
-quiet peacefulness of the farm
-being able to relax
-sweet, kindred souls & friends
-a four hour plant identification walk
-not changing diapers/fixing food/washing dishes etc.

I missed all the snuggles of my little ones, but it was oh, so, wonderful to get a much-needed break. Pumping was a little annoying and time consuming (not to mention engorgement. UGH.) But it went well, and I won't be worried about having to pump over a long period of time in the future.

 Friends! (Disregard our ridiculous hiking clothes and tick-preventing sock silliness.)

Thankful for my time. And glad to be back home.


Clandestine Road said...

That sounds like fun, especially the hiking portion.

Jillian said...

Good for you!! That makes me feel better about not being able to leave Caroline overnight yet, or any time in the foreseeable future! However, everyone needs a break every once in a while =)

Anonymous said...

Very Cool Caroline!! Homestead group sounds awesome! Perhaps one of the only ways I could pry myself away from my little loves...

naturally crafted mama said...

yay for enjoying some mama time! that group sounds amazing. thanks for stopping by my space, i've been enjoying yours for awhile now :)