Sunday, May 31, 2009

Date Night!

The last several months in our Small Group, we have been watching some marriage videos. One that really hit home with us, the speaker said that Satan will do everything he possibly could to take away a couple's most important asset: time together. We started taking a look at our schedule and realized that if that was the case, then Satan was already getting a foothold on us. We noted that there were some weeks that we spent more time "together" via email or text than in real time conversation. We laughed at first, but seriously...how sad is that?

So since then, we have been much more mindful about spending couple time together, not as Momma and Daddy, but as N and A the married couple. We've been keeping the television off more often. We've been working on chores together before we rest for the evening. And then this past weekend we asked N's parents to watch Monkey so we could get out on the town.

YES...a real live date night!


At the drop, Monkey didn't even bother saying good-bye...




He was too busy having a blast with Gramma and De-dah...




A shot of us on the way out...




We went to a great little place off Knox-Henderson called Fireside Pies. They had gluten-free pies! I ordered a gluten-free pizza with thinly sliced tomatoes, crimini mushrooms, black olives, carmelized red onions, and chopped homemade meatballs. One word: YUM-O!!! The crust was magnificent - thin, crispy on the edges and chewy on the inside. The price for my pizza alone was $21, but it was worth it. It's been years since I've eaten pizza "out" and it was an awesome experience all around. All the carbs didn't even send me over the edge with my GD sugar levels, so double Yay!


I wish I'd have gotten a picture of my beautiful pie, but I was too busy stuffing my face like a little monster. So here's a picture of the leftovers of which I ate for breakfast and lunch today...




We went to Starbucks down the street to have some drinks and I could sample the gluten-free Orange Valencia Cake. I only nibbled on it because I was afraid I'd pass out from the sugar. But it was lovely! As was the whole experience. We sat on the patio with our yummy drinks, kicked our feet up, and watched a gorgeous sunset. Yes, that big green mound on the bottom left of the picture is M2.




We went home, I took a bubble bath, and crashed. An awesome night all around!

6 comments:

Cubstarr said...

:) sound like the both of you had a wonderful evening! That pizza looks delicious. Yum yum! It must be hard to find restaurants that offer gluten-free...

Oh! Love the pic of you and Neil! You look really good. Just a couple more months to go. ;)

Mandi said...

Love the pics - you are just adorable, whether you feel like it or not. I can't get over how great you look! So glad you got to get away. :)

Leslie said...

Fun, fun! So glad you guys did this.

Monkey Momma said...

Cubby, not a couple months...just 6 more weeks. Yes. I AM counting. LOL!

Mandi, you are a sweet friend. M2 has dropped already, so I feel like a cow. But now and then I "fake it till I make it". Put on the cute outfit and makeup even if I don't feel like it and usually it makes me at least feel like a cute cow. :-)

Mrs. Bick said...

One of the very best things Jason and I have done is participate in the Parent's Night Out offered by our church (old church). The arrangement was simple... you choose if you want 1 night a month or two nights a month, pay for the service (what we would pay a sitter, only we are guaranteed coverage!!!) and then drop off kids at church on designated Friday nights at 6:30pm and pick up as late as 10pm. This coming Friday is our last one of the year. It happens to coordinate with our anniversary (#8).

I know we will be talking to the powers that be about this at the new church. It is certainly a worthwhile ministry to those of us keeping Satan at bay!

vanityofvanities said...

You are completely adorable.