I am probably the lamest 25 year-old that you know. I have a hot husband and a ton of people willing to baby-sit, but in the last 10 months of being parents we've only gone on five dates. FIVE. Brian often tries to instigate a date night, and I am quick to make excuses for why it's "too hard" to go out.
I don't have a good reason for being so lame. Nicholas hates taking a bottle, so I make that my excuse. But honestly it just feels like a hassle to prep my house for sitters, get a bottle ready (especially since Nicholas still nurses), and wonder how he's doing while we're out. Plus I miss him :)
But - I'm turning over a new leaf! Brian and I went on a date for our anniversary, and I remembered how much fun it is truly focus on one another. I realized that a date night is worth the prep work, and the money. Our marriage needed it. And we had so much fun! Plus I got to spend a few hours not getting covered with banana or get my hair yanked out by tiny fingers.
Our date night consisted of us actually taking a picture together,
a failed attempt at an outfit picture,
(failed because my hands look like giant bird talons and my bathroom mirror is severely scratched.)
seeing the AMAZING new movie "Argo", and drinks and appetizers at Applebees.
And some silliness.
We had so much fun. We talked, held hands, and enjoyed a few interrupted hours together. I giggled, a lot. Well, actually we both giggled. (Sorry Brian, it's true.) And the movie reminded us of the time we got to spend in Central Asia, and God's gigantic heart for the Muslim people. It was a wonderful, much needed night!
I vow to make date nights more of a priority.
And - I am so not a fashion blogger, but I like to give credit where credit is due! So the really cool flower ring I'm wearing is from Marigold Road, and my gorgeous scarf is from FashionABLE. I am PUMPED about FashionABLE, a non-profit that creates sustainable business for women in Africa. These women "have been exploited due to the effects of poverty," as their website states. So when you buy a scarf from FashionABLE, you get to provide jobs and help to rehabilitate these women! How cool is that?
Man, I love that Jesus is in the business of redemption!
Have a great start to the week, my friends!
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