Saturday, November 19, 2011


Last night Brian and I enjoyed a real bona fide DATE. We probably get about 5 or 6 date nights per year - and for most of them, we do two things: go out to eat at a place where you order your food at the counter, and then we go to Target.

But LAST night, we went out with our friends JT and Adrienne, went to a nice restaurant (waited 45 minutes for a table - haven't done that in years), and then went to the OSU basketball game. It was a great time - so nice to have a night out in which we had something fun to do. (Not that we don't love wandering around Target. We do.)

I spent part of the last few days getting ready for family portraits tomorrow. Cut Katy and David's hair again and went to the salon to cut mine.  Tried desperately to find coordinating outfits for the five of us out of our current closets. Went shopping for a couple of pieces to make it work. Researched prices and tried to strategize how much to buy to get the best value. Bathed the children and blew their hair dry. Hovered over Luke to try to make it to the session without a goose egg or scrape on his face. This is why I don't do this every year!!  (Not the preventing injury part, but the rest of it)

But is it just me, or does it kind of feel like Christmas season already? Lights are up, halls are decked, and I'm in the mood to start shopping. I guess posing in a red sweater in front of a Christmas tree will seal the deal.


bluedaisy said...

Hope the portrait session goes well :) I completely agree with you about things starting to feel Christmas-ey. Nevermind that stores put out holiday stuff before Halloween. I am usually one for NOT rushing into the holiday season. But there really is something different about this year for me- I can't put words to it. Glad that I am not the only one!

Weed said...

Hope the pictures went well. I took the girls Friday and as always when we got home I felt like I had just finished running a marathon. WHEW! Exhausting.

We had a date night last night too--SO nice! Glad you got one.

Erin said...

I laughed at your typical date night. That is EXACTLY what Brett & I do on our 3-4 annual date nights :-)