We went on a family vacation, our first one that I can think of that didn't involve visiting family. Family vacations are good. If you've been reading along here for a while you know we took a huge road trip down south to visit family last year. There were awesome things about that trip. Growing up we always spent our summers visiting family. One thing my parents were really great about is stopping somewhere for just an immediate family vacation. It was usually Florida. There is something different, special about a daddy having time with his kids without it being about him being around his extended family. In my opinion it helps the kids to see that we can do fun things just us, that just us isn't only about the daily routine (which frankly is mostly them and mom). I've been asking to do this for a long time, so I was really, really, really, really excited to go. I also love the schedule being completely at the discretion of what is going on in our immediate family. With young kids that makes it so much easier. When you are with others, it's a little harder to just say "No, our kids are too tired, we aren't going to do that now." So this was really great!
From the moment home I felt like counting the days until our next true family vacation. Loved it!