Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Date Night

Last week Jeremy calls me from work telling me to schedule my much-needed haircut (my words, not his) & get whatever I want done.  Highlights, coloring, whatever I want.  I had been needing to find a new stylist anyway & this gave me the push.  He then said that over the weekend we'd go shopping for a new dress for me.  And then we'd go out to dinner Saturday night to a place unknown to me.

I was really excited!  I love surprises like this!  There wasn't anything in particular we were celebrating.  Jeremy just wanted to do something special.

So I got my hair cut on Friday & then Saturday we went shopping.  The very first dress I picked up ended up being my favorite.  It was a perfect fit & just made me feel good.  Despite all the miles I've run & being slightly under my pre-pregnant weight I still have tummy issues.  Stretched skin I guess.  Anyway, it's always nice to find something that looks good on you.

We actually decided to go out to dinner on Monday night.  Jeremy said there was a special going on for Monday night & he wasn't going to be working anyway (President's Day is a bank holiday).  Which night didn't matter to me.

I didn't get my hair colored while getting it cut since I'm cheap.  So I found a boxed one to try.  I've been trying to find the perfect auburn color (this is for a later post).  So I did that yesterday.

Anyway, we got dressed up & dropped off Shaylin at my in-laws'.  During the drive I was trying to figure out where we were heading.  Finally we made it to our restaurant, a seafood place called Trulucks.  We've seen it before & wanted to try it but knew it was one of those "special occasion" kind of places.  Granted, there were definitely people there who probably eat at places like that all the time.  You know because we're dressed really nice & they're in jeans & flip flops.

The food was great!  We shared a crab cake for an appetizer that was just incredible.  Jeremy got the special he had told me about which was all you can eat crab legs.  I decided not to get it just to try something different.

After dinner we walked in Barnes 'n Noble & looked around for a bit, then walked next door to the Cheesecake Factory for dessert.  Wow!  So good!

It was a fun night.  We try to have some kind of date night once a month if we can.  Not always as "fancy" as this one but at least just to get out & spend time alone.  I think it's important in a marriage & especially when babies come along.  I'm so thankful that we have family here who can watch Shaylin for us.

1 comment:

  1. You are so blessed! I'm glad you got to go out. We don't get out nearly as much as we'd like because we just don't have people to watch K. Hopefully soon we can go out! :)