Anniversary Vacation in Chatham

The view from our deck!

The view from our deck!

We spent 4 days in Chatham to celebrate our 12 years of marriage while my in-laws watched the boys for us.  We have had date weekends before but this was the longest time we have been away from the boys together on a vacation since they were both born.  So it was really special and Leao found an amazing place for us to stay.

The beach was a few minutes walk  right outside our place.

The beach was a few minutes walk right outside our place.

After we checked in, we walked out of our room to check out the beach.  My car is on the right that is how close it was to the beach from our place (literally minutes!).

They had these cute wooden chairs all along our private beach.

They had these cute wooden chairs all along our private beach.

On our way down the path to the beach we saw a little bunny who quickly hopped into the grass when it saw us! I tried to catch it on film but it was getting darker and I didn’t get the settings quite right.

This had to be my favorite breakfast while we were there.

This had to be my favorite breakfast while we were there.

We had breakfast at the cutest french restaurant called Celestino’s and I loved all the cool decor and ambiance but I will not lie, I was loving the food. So much so, we went for breakfast again the next day!

A nice couple offered to take a photo of us together when we were out on the beach.

A nice couple offered to take a photo of us together when we were out on the beach.

We went to the beach everyday while there and squeezed in some shopping, sight seeing and even a free concert at the Kate Gould Park on one night.

My selfie because Leao was in the water way more than I.

My selfie because Leao was in the water way more than I.

I took a picture of myself since Leao spent much of the time in the water. I love getting in then getting out and reading on the beach.  That’s me.

Leao coming out for a few minutes to sit with me.

Leao coming out for a few minutes to sit with me.

We had a boogie board which was fun to use out in the water. I used it more than Leao since he is practically part fish!

Tea time

Tea time

Tea at the French restaurant. I just love tea and especially love pretty tea settings.

 

Our last night in Chatham, we had dinner at Del Mar.

Our last night in Chatham, we had dinner at Del Mar.

This had to be my favorite dinner place in Chatham at Del Mar. The decor was really cool and the wait staff was so friendly.

My meal and of course a yummy Cosmo!

My meal and of course a yummy Cosmo!

We had such a relaxing time and the accommodations were so nice. I feel blessed to have had such a great experience with Leao.  The kids had a great time with their grandparents and we got to truly relax for a change. What more can a girl ask for?

The beauty of this trip was that we got to put our “mom” and “dad” roles on the shelf and just be.  We  talked a lot and relaxed while taking in as much nature as possible. I grew up on the Cape and we were outdoors more than inside so it was nice to reconnect with the ocean.  I realized how much time I spend focusing on the boys and how little I sometimes spend on our relationship. It’s very easy to get caught up in the roles we play and lose sight of the beauty before us. We must cherish our relationship always not in the future when the kids are both onto their adult lives.  I have a renewed sense of happiness thinking about that.

Have a blessed day!

Belinda

 

 

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