This is what also endeared me to my husband when we were dating. Eight years later, and I'm still fighting for his time or a vacation without kids. Our only time together alone was a 4-day honeymoon squeezed in between work assignments. He works on projects around the country, so if he's going to be in the area where one of them live, he will visit before or after the trip. His next project doesn't start until Tues, but he left yesterday (Fri) to spend some time with family and then one of his older kids who live in the region. I reminded him of the short trip we were planning for next month (with ds) and he said he's not sure he can swing the time off since he's taken a lot this year already, either to visit his kids or when they've come here. I haven't gone to visit my family since 2012. Good luck.