Throw two trips to the Midwest, two local conferences/retreats, the usual busy-ness of life and ministry,
and our daughter's upcoming wedding into the mix,
and my husband's one day off a week can too easily feel inadequate.
So, at my urging, he came home from the office early one day this week and we grabbed a late lunch
and took a drive to Woodland, Washington to the Huldah Klager Lilac Garden.
My last visit to the garden was a couple of years ago with my friend, Adrienne.
My hubs had never been before, in spite of growing up not far from the garden.
I can't choose what I love more, the garden, or Huldah Klager's lovely old home.
The many varieties of lilacs that Huldah Klager hybridized is amazing.
How she found the time for her massive garden and to also do things such as piece a detailed quilt
like the one in the photo above is beyond me.
With our lunch and drive and visit to the gardens, we weren't gone more than a few hours,
but the next day I got a text from my hub's telling me how much he/we needed that extra little break
and how much he enjoyed it.
I don't think it was really about the gardens for him, since he's much more of the sports loving type,
but it was the little respite of much needed time away together.
Well, it's almost Friday, friends.
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a SAFE and BLESSED weekend!