Thursday, December 15, 2011

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Date Night

I feel like I haven't seen my husband in two weeks. He's been so busy with work and school that he just hasn't been around much. It's been tough without him because these last few weeks, for reasons I'm not going to go into here, have been full of drama, stress, and angst for me. But tonight, TONIGHT, he finally finished everything he's been working so hard on and we went out to celebrate. Delightful!

We had dinner at the new local BBQ restaurant everybody's been talking about. It was good, but didn't live up to the anticipation or hype.

Then we walked down to the candy shop and shared a "diva hot chocolate". (Their name for it, not mine. It takes a man secure in his masculinity to drink diva hot chocolate without hesitation.) It was dark chocolate with toffee. It was both the most expensive hot chocolate I've ever had in my life and the richest, most decadent hot chocolate I've ever had.

Then, we walked around the neighborhood to look at everybody's lights. This house, which I call "the house Christmas threw up on", is on our street the most elaborately decorated house every year. They even have music playing outside. While we were looking at it, the owner drove up and started talking to us, which I thought was going to be really awkward, but he turned out to be a very nice man.

Throughout the night, Chuk and I just talked and talked and talked. And I remembered how funny and interesting and nice my husband is. He really is my favorite person in the whole world and if this perfect night was my Christmas present, that would be enough. It was exactly what we both needed.

We ended the night by going to CVS and buying toilet paper, because romance has to meet reality somewhere (and I didn't want to make you barf with how cute we are.)


  1. The food looks good! That stinks when food doesn't live up to the hype though.

  2. Hah! Love the date night! Gotta have some dose of married reality in that one.

    I think every neighborhood has that kind of house and everytime I pass one, I think "what in the world were they thinking?"

  3. Meghan!! Thanks for your comment on my blog. :) Magma is such a husband thing to call a baby bump! I laughed at that one pretty good. :) I think it's sweet he has a name for it though. Plum was only for that one week for us.. it changes with the size of the baby.. I think this week it's "naval orange"... which is much less cute/ baby-esque.. haha. we might not say that one out loud. ;)

    also- that diva hot chocolate has me craving it! Glad you guys got a night out. :) We haven't done much of that lately in our savings craze. :)


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