Date Night

Micah and I have a “date” planned for tonight. The kind of date where we sit down at the computer and go through a bunch of documents and talk about things that we need to decide but really have no idea about.

That kind of date.

We’ll be spicing things up with a bowl of ice cream, possibly topped with some homemade fudge sauce and a cherry, to make things slightly more bearable. And then we’ll hope that we don’t have to do this again for a very, very long time — because if all goes well, we’ll be able to hire someone else to do it for us. That’s the goal. Hahaha.

My favorite dates are actually ones where we walk around a lot. And talk about nothing and everything. We used to hike the trails behind our apartment in Hawaii with a foot-long sandwich and a bottle of water or two in our backpack. When we got to the top, we’d sit and watch the ocean, devour our sandwich, and try to make it back down the trail before it got too dark.

Sometimes we’d walk along the beach and try to pretend the wind wasn’t driving us crazy, which worked until it started blowing sand into our sandwich, which isn’t cool at all. So we’d pack up and walk the 100 yards back to our apartment and finish eating in peace.

That was back in the  days before children . . . when date nights were so easy . . . .

What’s your favorite date?


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  1. Dinner. If I had lots of money, we would go out to some different ethnic restaurants. All the time.


    lizzie Reply:

    Amen. There are so many places that we walk by all the time and think, “It’d be nice to try that some time . . . when we have money for it.”


  2. ah, date nights. it’s been strange living at home and actually being able to have them occasionally! sadly, we didn’t go that often before we had wyatt for some reason. some lame reason i’ll never be able to figure out. my favorite place to eat though? an awesome middle eastern place north of san jose. i’ve been craving it this whole pregnancy!


    lizzie Reply:

    I often look back at the pre-child days and wonder why we didn’t go out more. We were so free! We had so much more disposable income (comparatively speaking)! But what’s done is done. We’ll just have to live it up once the kids are all grown and can take care of themselves.

    And I also have a restaurant that still makes my mouth water. Hale’iwa Eats. Yum. Awesome Thai food, crazy decor. (Think old iMac monitors attached to the wall to look like a flower. I wonder if it has changed much . . . .)


  3. I miss walking on the trails behind our early apartment, too. Wasn’t Hawaii, but it was still nice.


    lizzie Reply:

    Walking trails anywhere is nice. Micah proposed to me on a trail near the Dublin library . . . or maybe it was his elementary school? It was dark . . . I couldn’t see anything (except Micah, of course).


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