If there is one thing Ryan and I are good at it is planning! We are firm believers in preparing for what you can. Some things you cannot prepare for, but most things you can. One of our next steps in preparation for this baby is to soak up every ounce of DINKhood (Double Income No Kids). Therefore, this summer we will be taking a trip each week, unless Ryan is out of town, which will only be 2-3 times. These “trips” are anything from weekend staycations around Dallas to week long vacations out of the U.S. Ryan and I know this time is precious and will not take it for granted. Every time we venture out of the house, which is usually a last minute “let’s go see a movie and get dinner,” we savor it! Ryan is the king of doing nice things for me and when he told me about this vacation per week thing, I about flipped out.
Our first staycation will be at the Gaylord Texan Resort this weekend! We get to stay for 2 nights. They actually have a deal for educators right now, so we got a very good deal (teacher friends, look it up)! I can’t wait to enjoy swimming, laying out, reading, eating yummy foods, watching movies, and much more – all without a worry of someone else! I can’t wait for Baby Snydes, but that will be a different joy than what we get this summer!
Other places we are thinking about are San Antonio (Riverwalk, Sea World, Float the River on the way there), Turks and Caicos (#1 beach in the world), and Florida (Destin – my friend Dannielle lives there). If you have any other suggestions, please let us know.