Date night (5 years and 2 kids later)

Do you date your spouse?  I mean like really date them?  I don't mean sitting in the same room while each person does their own thing.  We do that sometimes too but I sure don't count it as a date.  

I love to date Brett (and I'm thinking he'd say the feeling was mutual).  To me, dating Brett means that sometimes we plan things out of the ordinary.  A date might happen at home in the backyard (hint-see above!), or out at a restaurant (thanks to my generous mom-in-law for keeping the girls!).  It could mean a movie at home, or coffee out.  Okay, so a date for us almost always means coffee and/or food.  What can I say, we like to eat! 

I find that as our lives have filled to the brim with blessings (meaning-two little gals) the time we invest in our relationship with each other could easily be one of the first things to push to the wayside.  We've had seasons here or there where I feel like we haven't made each other a top priority and it made everything else in life feel sad and hard.  I need Brett, I like him, I depend on him.  I need to have fun with him and not just talk bills, work life, and the gals.  

So we date.  This night, we dated well.  I took the time in the afternoon to string up some lights and move some props to the side yard. I was hoping for a magical setting.  As the sun first started to dip down into the horizon I glanced out and saw the string lights glowing and thought it looked magical indeed. 

Brett and I enjoyed sitting in these chairs talking about words we like, trees, the farm, scripture, and more.  The conversation was lovely and filling.  I'm so glad we take the time to remember what it's like to like each other. :)  

{What was your best date night recently?}

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  1. Pretty....looks like fun! My husband and I went to a fun Mexican restaurant for our 6th anniversary. It was sentimental because we honeymooned in Mexico :)

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    1. OOh, I love a Mexican restaurant date! :) Fun honeymoon too ! I've never been there before but I bet it is gorgeous.

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  2. LOVE!! This is so cute and creative of you. I agree - a marriage needs time for dates - not just mindless chatter of bills and kids all the time. I enjoyed meeting you at AWBU. I actually made a reference to one of our conversations on my AWBU blog post. ;)
    I am still trying to get caught up around here. Just now went through all of my business cards today to check out the blogs. I'll pop back in again soon!
    Amy @ http://www.thegiftedgabber.com/

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    1. Hi Amy! How are you friend? Bills and kids could definitely eat up allllll our chatter time if we let it huh? What do you guys like to do for dates?

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  3. Oh, how great! Our latest date night was a take-out night! We grabbed fajitas for two and made a huge pallet in the living room after Little fell asleep.

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    1. This sounds lovely! Did you light candles and everything? I hope so :)

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