This past weekend we took a quick little family trip to St George! Kyler had a training for his calling on Friday night and Saturday. I was a bit bummed because that meant he'd be gone for 5 days this week for his calling instead of the usual 3. Something we've tried hard to implement the past few months is a night for just our nuclear family and a night for just our marriage. With Kyler's hectic schedule, we have to literally plan our weeks and schedule in time together, or else that important bonding time gets so easily pushed aside, and with the added training this week, I didn't know how we would fit it all in!
Kyler suggested we make a little family trip out of his training, so problem solved! We drove down Thursday night after Kyler got home from work, played all day Friday and then I dropped him off at his training at a scout camp. We were able to have some TV time, walk around the St George temple and take a little hike, but most importantly we just had time to talk and laugh together. ❤️
After dropping Kyler off I wrangled the babes on my own for the rest of the night and we had an interesting time sleeping in the same room - that's for sure! Rose fell asleep, then by the time Hank finally fell asleep, Rose woke up, and then rinse and repeat another two times before we all got to bed 😳 they kept waking each other up, but eventually everyone went to sleep and we survived, so that's saying something!
The next morning the babes and I went shopping and then after grabbing some lunch we picked Kyler up and headed home! It was a sporadic, quick trip but was just what we needed. ❤️ We have found with this new stage of life that it's more important than ever that we prioritize our nuclear family time and marriage time. Although it is often difficult and I miss Kyler a lot, I am so grateful that he makes our marriage and family a priority during this busy time of life. He is my best friend for sure. ❤️