It may only be a drive down, visiting our favorite spots, spending the night, and driving back the next day, but we're very excited nonetheless. We've had a countdown on our chalkboard for over a month now. And it's not that we're excited to be away from Topher--that's the part I'm still having trouble with--but we're excited for an uninterrupted car ride, for a lessened sense of responsibility for a couple days, and especially for turning off the alarm and sleeping as late as we want.
Topher, I love you so much and if I could choose any Valentine other than your daddy, it would of course be you. Please be good for Grandma and Grandpa and don't worry because we'll be home before you even know we're gone. Just know the only reason it's hard for mommy to leave you is because she loves you so much. This trip is not to get a break from you, it's just a chance for us to visit an earlier time in our life. A time that barely means anything now that you're here. Happy Valentine's Day to you, the little man who stole our hearts completely.