Saturday, June 6, 2009

Taking a Day to Ourselves

(obviously I could barely see in the sun, my eyes are nearly closed)

Even though we only have the two girls it seems like we are always so busy. Sadly we do not often take the time to go out alone. We know that date night is really important but our needs seem to always fall by the wayside.

Today our girls had an end of the year trip planned with their Girl Scout Troop. They left at 7am and as I type this at 9pm they are still not home. So we decided that we would have a day for us. Not to clean house or do yard work but a day to spend time with each other.

So we got in the car and took a little road trip (about 1 1/2 hour drive) to Fairview Heights and had lunch at Olive Garden. There is an Olive Garden that is only 45 minutes away but that would have taken us in the opposite direction of where are kids are.

We had such a great time. We talked about everything, enjoyed each others company and had a delicious meal together. Spending the day alone together made me remember why we need to have date nights more often. After today I am in such a good mood and feel that our has been renewed.

What are your favorite type of date nights? How often do schedule date time with your spouse or significant other?