For Joe & I, DATE NIGHT never gets old. If anything, I think we appreciate and LOVE ‘date night’ more now than when we were first dating.
After the past few weeks/months — it was MUCH appreciated that a friend offered to take Nicholas for the night (on a Saturday–NCL had a blast with his friends!). Then, Joe had the idea to ask his parents if they would take AJ for a few hours so we could go out to dinner.
We didn’t have a plan — but we ALWAYS like to go to sushi when we have a date night. Joe found a new place for us to try — downtown!! (That is BIG time for us — ha ha).
I thoroughly enjoyed the train/trolley going by every 4-6 minutes. It reminded me of our days in San Francisco (I mentioned that to Joe and he immediately had flashbacks of life in the City — I am pretty sure he is scarred for life from those 2 years).
We enjoyed a bottle of wine and some yummy sushi. But – we mostly just enjoyed each other’s company. We talked and laughed and ate. It was fabulous.
Whenever we go out, I always think about married couples that NEVER go on Date Nights….and I feel bad for them Years ago (beginning of 2007, to be exact) we decided to make ‘date night’ a very important part of our marriage. At the time, we had been trying to get pregnant for years — and we were frustrated that it wasn’t working out. It was in the frustration (and desperation) that we decided we had to try something else.
Being that it was just the two of us, we could easily make ‘date night’ a weekly occurance. Joe was in charge one week and the next week, I was the ‘planner’. It didn’t have to be expensive — it didn’t even have to be outside of our house. It just had to be time for each other — and it had to include dinner (since it was during the work week and always during the dinner hour).
Pretty amazing that after a month of weekly date nights – we found out that we were FINALLY pregnant (with Nicholas)!! We continued our weekly date nights for my entire pregnancy — and we LOVED that time together.
Needless to say, weekly date nights ceased to exist after October 29, 2007. BUT – that doesn’t mean we don’t try still! Every time we get away for a dinner (no matter where we go) Joe always says “we should do this more often…like…once a week….once a month..?” I always laugh because its such a sweet thought — but nearly impossible for us right now.
We are about to celebrate our 9 year wedding anniversary (14 1/2 years together) — and we still both LOVE to date each other I am glad. I hope I always want to go on dates with Joe. I don’t want them EVER to get old.
(After sushi – we walked to Extraordinary Desserts for a pastry & coffee. It was a lovely, PERFECT, yummy way to end our date)