Until last weekend, it had been roughly 8 months since Nate & I went on a date of any sort.
And it had been over four years since we went somewhere overnight without our children.
IT WAS TIME, MY FRIENDS.
We mostly wanted to do some of the things you just simply can't do when you have kids. So we tried to plan our getaway with that in mind.
When the babysitter showed up Friday (with pizza, bless her heart!), we took off for our fancy schmancy hotel. We were so eager to get out the door that I left my camera behind. But I remembered my husband, so all was well. We got all snazzed up and went for a fancy and completely un-typical dinner.
Since it was fancy, the ambience was fantastic and romantic. Candlelit, with some eclectic decor and such. Our table was a couple of couches pulled up to a coffee table of sorts. Talk about cool!
Unfortunately, "fancy" also translates into "teeny-tiny portions." We each had two bites of sushi, which was absolutely delicious, not to mention FULLY COOKED. Or at least mostly cooked.
We also shared a cute little miniature sirloin steak with some blobs of berry sauce, and two dollops of wasabi mashed potatoes. YUM.
And then we paid the bill, crossed the street, and ordered a pizza. At 9:30 p.m.
Nope, not joking.
Then we did all kinds of things which are challenging when you have young children: we stayed up late and ate pizza in bed. We slept in until we were good and ready to rise.
We ate a hot breakfast with hot coffee AND ACTUALLY HAD A CONVERSATION OVER IT. We enjoyed a long soak in the hot tub.
Then we toured Greenfield Village, where I was pleasantly surprised to see this:
I decided to be funny and quote very loudly some of "The Road Not Taken" as we entered the home.
The joke was on me, since they had a recording of Robert Frost quoting the same poem at eighty-something years old. I was able to capture the last stanza.
We so enjoyed our time together!
It is lovely to walk through life with your best friend at your side.
What a kindness from God!