I wish our destination was this lovely SoCal train station, but finances have kept us on our side of the country. :)
Our 6th (!) anniversary will occur on Sunday, and we feel it's time to get away by ourselves. We're both rather hesitant about spending 2 nights away from KB, but see the big picture. Now that we work hard on a daily basis to raise a toddler who has become very VERY independent, our energy is depleted faster. It's easy to let simple things such as reading, talking, etc. go by the wayside and veg in front of the TV night after night. We decided that now is the time to reconnect and relax by ourselves and return as a happier, refreshed couple! Not that we're sad or resentful of KB in our lives; we just need to recharge. I'm sure that first night we will search the cabin for the baby monitor by force of habit. We purposefully picked a cabin at a nearby lake. Plenty of time for reading, relaxing, going to Mass by ourselves, and (I hope) kayaking.
I think getaways like this are very important. When we went through our own IF journey, getaways helped me relax and take my mind off TTC and life's everyday tasks at home. Now that we are finally parents and navigating the arduous TTC process again, I hope the downtime will help me regain proper perspective (this past week there were a TON of pregnancy announcements). I think KB, who will be in the capable hands of my wonderful in-laws, will become even cuter while we're gone.