Date Night Diaries No.1

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and yet there I was watching it with my own eyes.

There we were, sitting and waiting for our movie to start.  We looked up and saw a teenage guy on his hover board holding the hand of his girlfriend walking beside him.  He hovered over to a coffee shop and left his ride outside with his girlfriend while he went inside.  I know what you’re thinking, aanndd? What’s the big deal, I hover next to my girlfriend all the time.  #facepalm

We sat there watching this scene take place in front of us and I thought, this is why I want to date my husband.  Our boys are growing up in a world of hover boards for pete’s sake and I want them to at least have the decency to put down the dang hover board and escort their girlfriends like men!

So my husband and I have made it a priority to have a date night.  If you have kids, you know this is a big deal, and if you don’t then let me tell you, it’s a big deal.   Life just zooms by too fast.  We’ve been married 5 years now and have two beautiful boys, the oldest who will be 4 in October.  Yikes, I can’t believe it.  My husband and I used to go out all the time before kids.  We were such foodies and would love finding new places to eat.  We still do of course, but don’t always have the time or energy for it.  Now that we are out of the funky newborn stage, we’ve committed to ourselves to have two dates a month.  But what is so unique about our date nights, is that we want to share them with you.

In my Welcome Gifts to all my bride and grooms, I give them a set of 10 date night ideas.  Dating your spouse is so important and sometimes you just get in such a routine of what you think a date should look like that you forget why you do it.  It’s good to mix it up every once in a while!  Ryan and I are taking those 10 date night ideas to heart and are going on them ourselves!  Last night was already planned so we enjoyed a night out at a new favorite restaurant, went to a movie and made sure to leave plenty of room for conversation.  But the next night we head out, we’re checking Date #1 off the list!

While the food and movie was great, it was what we talked about that was icing on the cake.  We talked about work and the kids some, but as we sat and waited for our movie to start, we talked about the one thing we both hold near and dear to our hearts, Corvettes.  Don’t laugh, but it’s true.  We are car people!  We were pulling up the different body styles on our phones talking about the differences we saw, what we liked and didn’t like and which one we would drive if we had the chance.  Nerds?  Probably.  But my husband was on cloud nine!  And I have to admit, I was too.

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