Last night Brett and I went on a date. We haven't gone on a REAL date in a long time. I am really bad about asking people to babysit. I think it might be because I work and am always asking people to watch Ems during the day; I think I feel bad asking on top of that. But I need to remember that we have people in our life that LOVE Emersyn and would like to spend time with her.
We were going to see "The BlindSide" but due to a slight change of plans, we decided to wait to see the movie and just do dinner. We had a $50 gift card to McCormick and Schmick's Grill, a swanky place in one of our favorite outdoor shopping malls. We had such a nice dinner. I forget the importance of dates. I always think that we don't really need to go on dates because after Emersyn goes to bed, we have plenty of time to be alone and enjoy each other's company. But there is something to be said for getting out of the house and having someone else make dinner and clean it up. We had a leisurely dinner and then walked around the shopping center, enjoying some of our favorite stores to walk around. (Crate & Barrel, Z Gallerie, Borders, Good Night Room, etc.) We love to window shop! After all the shops closed, we headed back to our friends house that were watching Ems and hung out with them for a short bit and headed home.
When we got home I think we were so refreshed and I am looking forward to trying to regularly schedule more fun dates for us. Whenever we go on dates, we come home appreciating each other more, and then that translates into other areas of our live. It's kind of like our relationship with the Lord....when we draw closer to God, we fall more in love with Him and thus the desire to be with Him and serve Him increases. My desire to serve my husband increases the more I love him and appreciate him.
Thank you to Andrew and Tori for watching Miss Emersyn last night, what a blessing you are to us!!! Ems can't wait to come back another time!!