Thursday, May 6, 2010

Date Night!

So, Kevin's folks have been wanting to come out to California to visit us, pretty much since we moved here last December. We've been putting them off, simply because we don't have a home yet and didn't want them to have to stay in a hotel. My MIL emailed me a few weeks ago, asking if they could come out for a few days and watch the girls, so Kevin and I could have a date. They were really missing their grandkids. Um...Ok...Yes, please...

I can't tell you how excited I am for tomorrow night. May 7. Our 12 year, 11 month anniversary. Kevin and I are going to the Melting Pot. After that, I don't know-maybe walk down Paseo Colorado, maybe see a movie. Frankly, I could care less. I get to spend time with my husband, without my kids. I love my kids. I spend time with them 24/7. I am apart from them on Sundays for an hour while we are in church, and I usually try to go get groceries without them once a week. Otherwise, I am with them. All of the time. Don't get me wrong, this is my dream. This is really what I want. To be a stay at home mom. To spend time with my kids. Really. I'm just ready for a break. To be alone with Kevin and not having the girls compete for either of our attention. I honestly cannot wait. I bought a new outfit. I painted my nails. I feel like I'm back in college, I'm so giddy.

We both know having 1 date night in the last 6 months isn't a good thing. We've just been in a difficult transition period. Hopefully, we'll find some good babysitters once we move to Valencia and make it more of a priority. We do have a plan to take a trip together that I'm already looking forward to. Sometime in 2012. It will be our 15th anniversary, and I won't be pregnant or nursing, promise! I'm thinking Hawaii...

Our pastor, Rusty, said something during his message last Sunday that stuck with me. He said, "You are the only legitimate source of romance for your spouse." This is so true, and I'm still processing what it means...

So, the next few days will be great and packed with fun. We're planning a trip to the beach, we'll get to eat out, the girls are excited to swim in their hotel pool. Just to have family here, even for just a few days, will be so nice!

ok, your turn. When was your last date night and what did you do on it?

3 comments:

SAL said...

We just went out last night. Our friends keep the kids, then we'll keep theirs when they're ready for a date night. This is a great way to save $$ on babysitters, but it only works if they have the same # of kids. We're about to out # them, so I'll feel bad but maybe Luke will then be old enough to stay home alone. Anyway, Brad & I went to On the Border (we saw Terry Bay there) and then to Target and Coldstone. We talked about what drains us and fills us up and exchanged lists so we can pray for each other.
Love and miss ya'll! Have fun with Mr. & Mrs. Osborn!

Sarah Shah Portraits said...

We need to find a good babysitter too. Our last kidless date night was maybe in December. We went to dinner at Yen Ching because they dim the lights for dinner and it's cozy. Then we got coffee afterwards.

Have fun on yours!

Brenda Adcock said...

Michelle....a wise woman once told me....take care of your marriage...because the kids will grow up and leave you...and it's true! Knowing how much you enjoy your date nite is a good start...but try to have them as often as you can...even if it's just once a month. love,aunt brenda