2 summers ago Layton talked me into taking a 5 week trip to Chicago. This was definitely outside of my comfort zone. Leave my house for 5 weeks, fly with 2 dogs half way across the US, take the train and walk everywhere around a town that we are not familiar with...be ADVENTUROUS! That's not really me! I am so glad he talked me into it. We had such an amazing time making memories together.
Tonight we will embark on another such adventure. It all started back in January. We had been throwing around the idea of taking an extended trip to Boston and on the way to my parent's house one Sunday afternoon Layton told me that he just didn't think we could afford it this year. I was bummed, but I could accept that. Little did I know that he had a surprise up his sleeve. He took me out the next evening for dinner and he had a present for me. I was instructed to open thecard first. The outside of the card had a globe on it with a plane flying around it. On the inside was written, "We only live once. Pack your bags. We're going to Boston. The apartment is booked for July 1-15!" The present was a guide book for Boston. He had booked my favorite loft that we'd been looking at!!
Fast forward to today. I'm packing 2 suitcases for a 2 week trip to an AMAZING city. I'm a little sad/scared to leave my kids behind. But I know that Layton and I are going to have a fabulous time exploring, learning, laughing and making memories together that will last a lifetime.
All of that to say that today's blessing is: this remarkable man who pushes me to do things that are outside of my box!