Friday, May 14, 2010

Renegade

Today I am packing ONE bag and leaving behind pack and plays, strollers, diaper bag (not that I have used a diaper bag for years, but I will be removing all diapers and wipes and paci’s from my purse), four children, three dogs, a cat, six chickens, a washing machine, a stove, a dishwasher and a wonderful husband who has agreed to tend to all the aforementioned. (Thanks Caleb, I love you sooo much.  Smooch smooch!)

I feel like such a RENEGADE. def- an individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior.

It has been six years since I have left all responsibility and children behind and had a little time to myself.  Six years.  So this weekend does seem so unconventional to me.

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law and I are heading to Austin this weekend for the Renegade Craft Fair.  I am sooooo excited to see this awesome Etsy party come to life right before my eyes.

And while I am so looking forward to taking a trip with no children in tow, part of me is just a teeny bit sad to leave them behind.  Heaven forbid Reecey starts walking while I am away!  She has been on the verge for a couple of days now and is slowly letting go of her inhibitions and the furniture to take 3, 4, 5 steps!  I just don’t want to miss a minute of them growing up.

But then again, maybe just one weekend away will be okay.  Wait for me Reece, don’t you start walking without me here to see!

5 comments:

Krystyn said...

Have a great time..it sounds like heaven!

Vashey Fam said...

I too just emptied my purse of extra snacks, diapers, boogie wipes etc. Alright! Let's GO!!!!

Page said...

Can't wait to hear about it and get a glance at your great finds!!! Enjoy being back home with the kiddos...hope you had a great get-away! :)

The Rowland Crew said...

How fun! And your garden in the last post is amazing. I can't imagine how good all the fresh home-grown things taste!

Ree said...

Have you put up pics of the renegade yet? Not to rush you, but I'd love to see :)