Three kids at school.   Baby boy at the grandparents.
Five hours.


We have been stealing off to the beach.
Just us, chairs, towels, burritos, and books.

Like two careless, carefree, twenty year olds.
With no kids, no jobs, no responsibilities, no electric bills, no broken washing machines.

Twenty year olds who have nothing better to do than spend five lazy hours watching waves, reading, dreaming.

Being fake twenty is so awesome.  Even if only for a few hours.

(P.S.  I just started reading The Book Thief.  By page two I was hooked.  By page ten I was weeping.  It is beautiful and painful.  I cannot wait to see where it goes.)


  1. That's a great book! I couldn't put it down :) P.s. The hubs and I also enjoy the day date... fully under-rated if you ask me :)

  2. Ah the book thief is fabulous, I loved it!

    Enjoy your 20's!

  3. You guys are so cute! I'm making sure I'm extra thankful for the sweet alone time that my husband and I have alone at this point of our lives!

  4. You two are so wonderfully cute. I love it.

  5. sweet.

    i think my husband and i need to follow your lead and pretend we're in our 20's too.

  6. LOVED The Book Thief.

    How fun for you and your husband :)

  7. I read a TON and have had a hard time with The Book Thief. I've only gotten through half of it and can't seem to pick it up again. To me, it drags. Maybe one day I'll pick it up again because I keep hearing good things from so many people. Of course, I have a billion other books that are begging for my attention right now, too! Good luck with it!

    And yay for date days! They are the best!

  8. I'm in love with your sunglasses! Where'd you find them? I need them! (well not really, I live in Seattle...we won't see sunshine til next July...hmmmpf)

    1. They are either from Forever 21 or Target... I don't remember.
      I think they are totally rainy day appropriate!

  9. i want to pretend too... alas pretending with a 5 week old only lasts 3 hours and sometimes not even that long!

  10. the writing style of that book grew on me as I read it. and with each page turn I was more and more engrossed in the beautiful but challenging story.

  11. Love that book! Have a great week!

  12. Seriously cannot get over how cute you two look. That little kiss picture! OMGosh! How old are you guys?! Adorable. Heart melting ... No I am not looking at your blog while in class. Not at all