Tuesday, May 24, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 12

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A Saturday night date at a real restaurant.

I don't mean to brag but...
we went out on an actual date over the weekend.
We love our Friday night dates at home
but there is something so delicious

about a night spent out on the town.


We waited until 8:00 pm to eat dinner,
which is late for us.
We felt like adults, it was crazy.

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So, we found our way to a Tapas joint
and ordered so much food that it covered the table.
Fried green tomatoes, lamb pops, scallops,
a latin sushi roll, Chicken Arepas,
Queso Dulce, and White Sangria.

We ate super slow and when it was all said
and done I was so full
that I almost started crying.


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We went on an evening stroll across campus
and as the sun melted down into the sky
we laughed and talked
and groaned because we were so damn full from dinner.

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We found a little garden and watched
as the day turned into night.

The moon drenched the trees around us.


It was terribly romantic until
we promptly went home
and passed out on the couch.


Ah...nothing like the splendor
of being an exhausted parent.

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36 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

"We felt like adults..." LOL -that's how I sometimes feel, too, when we do things we used to do "before kids."

Glad you had a great time --even though you two passed out on the couch after you got home. =)

AJ said...

Look like you had a great time out!
Never been to a tapas restaurant, but it looks yummie....

Tima said...

Yeah for date night!

R Montalban said...

Glad you had a great time

Nancy said...

They say it's important to put the marriage first -- I think it's lovely that you had a date with your husband. Romance lives! :)

Kristy said...

That looks so romantic, love the glowing street lights!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Thank you for the great linky party - it is my first time here :) XOL

Cluttered Brain said...

That food looks so yummy. and the stroll with hubby looked delightful. Glad you had a good time!

Courtney said...

Sounds like a great time! Here's to feeling like adults! ;)

Sarah said...

My husband and I rarely get the chance to go out alone, but when we do - it's the most wonderful time! Glad you two had a nice night!

Jessica said...

LOL, love all the food!!! Know that "sooo full" feeling well. (and the passing out on the couch)

Danyelle said...

Yay for an out of the house date night!

Sarah said...

Looks like so much fun!

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deb duty said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening.

Daffy said...

Look at your gorgeous butterfly necklace! And the two of you are fabulous! what a great photo!! I love dates. They sorta make me squee...

Dawn said...

Looks like a lovely evening!

Sue said...

Yep, that's definitely a grown-up date!

Glad you got away together...

=)

Amy said...

Dinner at 8pm?! That would make me feel all grownup too. Yay for date night!

Linda said...

Thanks for the virtual stroll down a romantic campus pathway. Great date night!

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

What a great time you had :) Dinner looks so yummy!!

catfurtomakekittenbritches said...

Ohhhhh..... I'm envious of your moment! Tapas? Alone? Oh ((swooon))!

So happy for you that you had that kind of moment this week.

Pieni Lintu said...

Very romantic!! :)

singedwingangel said...

Wait you went out and got to eat dinner? Hello I have 3 boys all of them old enough to take out and I still don't get that no fair. I love the pics of the garden at dusk

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I think my favorite part would be the walk in that beautiful place afterwards. Lovely- What a very special time you guys had. I love that!

Sagetribe said...

Sounds like bliss! Thanks for finding me ;) I linked up and will try to continue to do so ;)

Ms.Wasteland said...

Love the picture of you two! Date nights are great. I think we're way overdue for one around here.

Katherine said...

My husband and I have a date planned for this week. We're so excited. We feel all grown up, going out.

andrea said...

Looks like you had a lovely date night.. and that food looks so yummy!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

You are so pretty and date night looks awesome!

T~T said...

LOVE Tapas - my kids won't eat it though - so hubbie and I never get it!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

by the way, I'm going to try to participate in this next week--this week was a little crazy for us. I couldn't get my act together!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

What a great night -- glad you captured it in pictures! My hub and I are like that too -- when our daughter suddenly has an unexpected sleepover, we look at each other and say, "where can we go???"

ostranderblog said...

I love date night... its seriously so important to do. I'm glad you both enjoyed yourself!

I've been here before, some weeks its pretty busy but I try to stay in touch ;)

urban muser said...

looks like date night was fun!

Sofia's Ideas said...

Sounds so lovely! We have been banned from future date nights. Every time we go out alone, we come home with a souvenir! ahem. lol!