just drive.

August 20, 2012

There's something so sweet about a fresh rain and all the cleansing it brings along with it. The smell, the sight, the feel. It's contagiously rejuvenating and good for the soul. Being lucky enough to experience a down pour in Arizona is something that's precious to us as we aren't graced with those small moments frequently.

Saturday night was one of those moments. A moment I wanted to embrace and run to with arms wide open. The sweet smell of a clean rain and sight of puddles had me itching for a calming, exciting night with hubs.

We hopped in the truck, went old school with me in the middle seat, his arm wrapped tightly around mine and we drove. Rolled the windows down, blasted the tunes and drove. There's nothing like those moments. I mean, nothing. I had two sweet things I enjoy and appreciate grasped tightly in my hands. Time with my husband and the beauty of a fresh rain.

I'm feeling blessed by this small gesture from the Big Guy above. We Arizonans never know how often our rain will be or how long it will last even in the monsoon season. So I'm happy, content and feeling even closer to my hubs after this quiet, relaxing night of driving together.


  1. This sounds so precious girlie. I love those spontaneous moments... especially when you get the middle seat ride (we have a truck too, and I love when I get to sit in the middle!).

    Marriage is all about making these kind of moments happen, do you think!?!

    xo, Bev

  2. This is such a sweet post. Sometimes the most simple things are the best.

  3. I swear my guy and I fell in love over late-night drives to absolutely nowhere :)
    Things like this are soooo important.

  4. Soooo, I have decided. After I am done with school. I am there living next door to you. :] <3<3

  5. Your post makes me want it to rain so that I can jump in my car and just drive! It is one of my favorite things to do :)

    I'm glad you all got to enjoy some rain in Arizona. Happy Wednesday!