Friday, January 17, 2014

Four (count 'em) Dates!

Through some miracle, Chuck and I were able to go on four dates in nine days' time.

Date 1: Friday morning. Because it was only a couple of hours and in the morning and in the winter, we really didn't have any good ideas. So I said, "Grocery shopping it is!" But we opted for a brand new grocery store about 30 minutes north of us, one the kids would have really struggled with. It was a Wegman's, which is apparently amazing. And it was...okay. I mean, it's a grocery store; how amazing can it be? The one totally awesome thing was its selection of bulk candy. I cannot wait for the decorating of gingerbread houses next year because I know where we'll be getting our candy.

Date 2: ALL DAY Monday. This was our anniversary and we decided to avail ourselves of our regular day care provider for the day so we could enjoy each other while celebrating our 9th anniversary. We started by going to an RV store just to look at the little trailers. Unfortunately they were closed, but man, are those things cute. Then we headed to Frederick, a town north of us. It has this super cute downtown area, and we spent the day walking and going in stores. It was perfect. One of those things we would have done before we had kids, but now would just be too hard. We ate at this fun pretzel place. We will go back there with the boys.

Date 3: Monday night. A friend owed us some hours of babysitting so after the kids were down, he came over and house sat while we saw a movie. Movie was good, but can I complain for a second about the 23 minutes of previews? Those things were interminable.

Date 4: Saturday night for three hours with two other couples. I don't know why it's taken us so long to join other couples on our babysitting group nights, but we sure have fun when we do. We did dinner at this taco place in a gas station (which I swear is what made me sick on Sunday), played indoor miniature golf, and finished with frozen yogurt. Good times.

Next date: Banff Film Festival in two weeks! So excited for this one.

P.S. I know this post isn't very exciting, but I couldn't believe how lucky we were to be able to get out together this many times.

P.P.S. We couldn't bear separating the boys, so it lasted only that one night. We're still trying different things to get them to sleep past 5:30 a.m.


  1. wow, you know, it takes us 2 years to get up to 4 dates. :) i think you're awesome! i love that you are so good about getting out with chuck.

    and i'm totally lame - i totally talked to you on your anniversary and never wished you a happy one. but it sounds like you had a happy anniversary anyways. :)

    what movie did you see?

  2. That is AMAZING. Congratulations!!! Date nights are ALWAYS worth it, but so gosh dang hard to coordinate!

  3. Whoa, I'm just now noticing Chuck . . . he is so "clean" looking! Is this the result of his new job? He looks great.