I read a book back in the winter called The Secret Lives of Wives.
In this book the author (and wife of 23 years) Iris Krasnow interviewed hundreds of women who've been married between 15-70 years. After uncovering all sorts of things that would make even the Desperate Housewives blush, she determined that, in short:
"The happiest wives have a sense of purpose and passion in work and causes outside of the home. Wives who counted on a spouse for fulfillment and sustenance were often angry and lonely...
Finally, the wives with the highest marital satisfaction have a tight circle of wild women friends with whom to drink, travel and vent about their husbands."
The Wives Club (what we call ourselves because we're all connected through our husbands, who are BFF, not because we're smug married) went coastal for a few days to Venice, Florida, without the husbands, without the kids.
You've seen a peak at the napkins I made, but Katie made us custom koozies. Super cute.
For our short stay we mostly just went to the beach, swam in the pool....
...and went out for dinners. One night we did get SUPER wild when we Redboxed the new Footloose. I sent this picture of Katie to Dan back home and told him things were about to get crazy...
Short of reading from the Fifty Shades series, the wildest thing we really did was eat french fries and ice cream every day. During the rest of our time we just gabbed and napped. We laughed a lot, and smiled through tears a little. It was a fantastic way to spend a few days.
With an expert author on marriage weighing in that weekends like the one we had lend to a marriage lived happily ever after, I can't see why our husbands won't support more weekends just like this one!