Last night, Rick and I had date night. This is a big deal. I can’t tell you the last time he and I actually went somewhere by ourselves. Actually, I can. It was a year ago when we went to Ft. Lauderdale for a weekend. Seriously. A year ago. We are so boring.
We are not the best at making time for nights like last night. Nights where we actually leave the house and go somewhere instead of having “date night” at home after Ricky goes to bed. Which generally consists of ordering in dinner, a glass of wine and sleepy time by about nine PM.
Or we have people over for a bar-be-que, and everyone brings their kiddos and we hang in the backyard and talk and play yard games (until like 10 PM, because we are super crazy like that). It’s awesome – and if you’re a singleton shaking your head right now, let me tell you: this is excitement when you are a grown up. THIS is couples night. And it’s actually super fun.
Yep, life with children. It changes your life. And usually, this is date night for us.
But last night we did something different. We decided to go out to dinner last night. We went to Stillwater – which is this super cute river town down the road from us. We went to this awesome restaurant that had a live band, and I actually had a drink. A mojito! A GINGER mojito! It was pretty crazy, guys.
We would have done something super romantic-y like walk by the river or grab drinks in a quiet bar with soft jazz music after dinner, except it was pouring out, to the point where the weather alerts thought we might get a few inches of rain. To beat those kind of driving conditions we came back home.
Thankfully, mama thought ahead and got a bottle of Sangria from Costco earlier in the day. I’m nothing if not resourceful (and a good planner).
So we had a glass of sangria.
And that was date night.
Date night is amazing. We need to do that more often.
P.S. I never take pictures when we are out doing things like this. Le sigh. I need to get better at this.