We have the most beautiful Harbour in Hobart and Daniel and I used to spend quite a bit of time on the water in our free time. Before we had Kids we had a little Sailboat of our own, a Spacesailor 24. We did a few trips after Eleanor was born but when we found out we were expecting Twins we realised we wouldn't have the time or the space on board for 4 little ones so we sold it. Daniel continued sailing in the Twilight races on a friend's boat but since we moved back to Hobart last year neither of us have spent much time out on the water at all.
This past week, not only have we spent time together, sans Kids, we've also been out on the water a couple of times and have realised just how much we have missed both - spending time together alone and doing things that we love. We sailed around the Harbour for a fundraiser last Thursday (photo above) and then we spent a whole 9 hours together without the Kids at a Wedding on Saturday. This involved a breathtaking sail down the Channel and a return voyage back to Hobart just as the sun was setting behind Mt Wellington. It was so magical and I am actually still feeling warm and fuzzy after the whole day - it was one of the most beautiful Weddings I had ever been to, a complete reflection of the gorgeous couple. The speeches were beautiful and I cried my way through all of them, always a sign of a good Wedding don't you think?
I love Weddings but they are sadly few and far between these days. There was a time when it felt like we were invited to one every month but the last one we attended together was 5 years ago. I can't imagine there'll be a run on them anytime soon either. We've almost finished celebrating births too and are moving into 40th and bigger milestone Birthday parties with greater frequency.
What stage are you at? Have you been to a Wedding lately or have any on the horizon? Do you cry during the speeches? Any activities you used to do with your partner that you put on hold while the Kids are young? Any new discoveries?