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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Project Marriage: Date Night



Last month I linked up with Life Without Pink for the Project Marriage and shared how Richard proposed to me to spark the "original" love story of our lives and you can read up on that here. This month we were challenged to go on a date night with our husbands and enjoy each other's company (as simple or big as you wanted) and not talk about the kids at all! Simply enjoy each other!  Of course - I'll jump on the bandwagon for a good Date night! Plus I agree we need to work at keeping the "love sparks" alive in the heat of life and kids!!! I will gladly support keeping the love fire burning for any marriage!!!!

We are lucky in a way b/c we recently worked out a deal with our neighbors that they watch our kids once a month for us to go out, and a different night we watch their kids for them to go out on a date. And let me tell you, if you have a chance to work something like this out with anyone - DO IT!!!!! It is so wonderful!! Gladly would I babysit for someone if I knew sometime in the future it would mean I can go out!!! I hope in our new place we can work something like this out again.

So last night we had our Date Night!!! It was wonderful. We could not have asked for more perfect weather! We got a certificate at Restaurants.com to a new local restaurant we drive by all the time and wanted to try - Amici.  It was THE PERFECT SETTING! beautiful weather, we sat outside on a beautiful deck and just enjoyed our time so much. It was just what we needed. I wanted to take a picture of us on the deck at our table to capture what the moment looked like but I didn't for 2 reason. 1. we were very much so out of our financial/comfortable element and i would've felt super dumb with all the high class people there pulling out my camera to get a onceinalifetime picture :) 2. I didn't want to ruin the perfect-ness of the scenario by taking out the camera.

After dinner we drove to downtown Scranton and heard the ending of an outside concert in front of the courthouse. Very beautiful setting and weather. and we ended the night at one of our favorite coffee shops and then sitting on a bench drinking our coffee.


We talked about our future, things this past week we hadn't had a chance to discuss yet, richard was able to listen to some ideas I had in my mind for a while and to hear my heart. It was a great time for us to connect and rekindle our affection for one another! We even managed to not talk about the kids like we were supposed to do. I honestly wondered if we would be able to b/c we love them dearly, but we talked about other things and still had plenty to talk about!  Did I mention we had THE BEST WEATHER POSSIBLE! for this date night?!?!?!?!

7 comments:

Sandy said...

AH! Jess... this makes me smile so much and the pictures of you and Richard are STUNNING!! I love them and you and am so glad you guys got to have such a lovely night!

Trina Mayfield said...

It sounds like a very PERFECT evening! I'm so glad you were able to do this. ENJOY these times together and the next time we're around, we will definitely give you another date night!:-)

Michelle said...

aww...this is GREAT! SO SO glad you guys had a wonderful time. You two look so happy and that makes me happy ;)

Galit Breen said...

LOVE the deal with your neighbors and seriously love those photos- so very cute!

Tina @ Life Without Pink said...

Sounds like you had such a great night, good for you! Thanks for linking up to #projectmarriage!

Mommyfriend Lori said...

Aww, what a perfect date night! So sweet! To your beautiful future together! Thanks for participating :) #projectmarriage

JamieAnne of A Dash of Domestic said...

Love it! Sounds like a lovely date. Don't you love restaurants.com? I know I do! We were given a 12 month subscription for Christmas and we have really enjoyed receiving 1 certificate a month! Some of the places we have tried were ehh, but each month it's lots of fun to pick a new place.

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