Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday Night is Date Night


Thursday evenings are quiet around here. With the children gone to dance lessons, and Autumn doing the driving, we're free to an evening alone. Every. single. week. Whoo Hooo! We've gotten into a routine of having dinner out, just the two of us, and talking for hours until the children get back home. In fact, I can't recall the last time we didn't have date night. 

After years of raising little ones, it's such a refreshing change to be able to sit with my husband, alone, and talk about our family, the future, what to plant in the garden, etc. No interruptions, just us. It feels like such a luxury, and I cherish every minute. 

Most weeks I carefully prepare, picking out a sexy dress, fixing my hair, etc. We generally go somewhere that would be a little on the expensive side to take the entire family. Tonight? He got me in workout pants and a hooded sweatshirt. It seemed appropriate for our burgers at Steak & Shake and shopping for vegetable plants. He didn't seem to mind a bit.

Having the children grow up isn't quite so bad after all!

7 comments:

darlene said...

How sweet! Glad you enjoyed! Those who play together, stay together!

Rebecca said...

ooooh I LONG for those days....

Danielle said...

I don't want to wish away these years, but I do miss my husband:-) Glad you can enjoy yours!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love our date times! When they were young we often would have a "deck" date - the kids were in bed and needed to stay there! We would sit out on the deck at night and look at the stars and enjoy the quiet and time to talk.

We still have young ones at home, but with the older ones here too, we now can get out and have dinner or breakfast or even get away for a few days on occasion!

So glad you guys do this too - it's been so important for our relationship!

What plants did you buy?

Michelle said...

Thats one of the things I have struggled with as the kids got older, together time became less and less they stay up almost as late as I do! SO we have had to make the time to go out and do something, have a coffee together, etc But now the eldest is old enough and hopefully responsible enough to watch over her siblings so we make a point of doing something together more often, it is important!

Raleigh foodie said...

Hi Tracy,

I just found you again through Autumn's blog. I'm so relieved! I thought you had quit blogging altogether, and it made me sad. The elegant simplicity of your posts is enormously comforting to me -- my life is pretty stressful, and I wish I could slow down enough to be more domestic and enjoy my home more. Does it sound weird that I wish we were neighbors?

Abounding Treasures said...

Precious :)

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