Friday, July 10, 2009

Kid-Free Zone

(Back-blogging for May 2009)

After 9 years of marriage, 10 years of dating, and 3 kids along for the's hard to imagine... but here's us with no kids!

...while Grandma Messick and Aunt Tammy kept the kids swinging from the ceiling back at home!

...we enjoyed 3 glorious days and 2 nights at our castle in the clouds...a B&B in Williamsburg that welcomed only Ryan and I (no waking babies or energetic little ones!)

We felt anything but tied down as we toured Williamsburg, VA.

My favorite parts: not having to carry a diaper bag or push a stroller, being able to listen to what the tour guides said and actually learn something, browsing for as long as I wanted in the many little gift shops, holding Ryan's hand, sleeping through the night!

And here's the great man I get to keep sharing this fabulous journey of life with (Ryan, not Thomas Jefferson!) I kink of like hanging out with him!

This was the first time we have managed to figure out the child-care issue and make a child-free vacation really happen...Thanks Tammy & Joyce! It was amazing how incredibly revitalizing it was! With any luck, it won't be 9 more years before we do this again!


Andy and Krista said...

That's the best JaNae!! I am so glad you guys had such a good time...I need to plan one of those!

Aim Aug said...

Cute couple!

Paul and Nancy said...

How fun! But I still want to see a picture of your ring!!!

Tammy said...

We had a blast! It was our treat to be able to be with your girls for the weekend!

Joyce said...

A perfect combo - You had fun, the girls had fun, Tammy and I had fun. Let's do it again!!

Kayelynn said...

This does sound heavenly! I'm glad you had a fabulous time!

Andrew Britton said...

Wow. I haven't seen Ryan Messick in what must be 17 years. Ryan and I were friends in Jr. High and high school. If you wouldn't mind passing along a message to Ryan there are a few of us that would like to get in touch with him: Jesse, Chris and myself (Andrew Britton). Looking at the pictures I'm happy to see Ryan has a beautiful family. My blessings to you both.