I have been following Simply Modern Mom's Project 52 for weeks now, and Josh and I have been planning to start our own weekly date nights, but just hadn't started. Until this week!
Date night #1: Friday night we somehow forgot that Josh got off work at 9:00 (instead of 11), which was a pleasant surprise! Josh suggested getting a Redbox movie on his way home from work, and I was super excited. We watched Toy Story 3, which we both really enjoyed! I will say I probably enjoyed it more, since Josh fell sound asleep partway through. . . So, because this was a last minute date, we didn't put a WHOLE ton of time into planning things, but it was still fun and good to actually have our first date night! And I love a surprise, so that alone made it special for me.
Date night #2: Saturday night we had a second movie-after-Susie-went-to-bed, and this time we watched Robots -- which was hilarious!. Since we planned this date, I actually took a few minutes to declutter the living room while Josh was putting Susie to bed. I also made us homemade "Blizzards" with vanilla ice cream and leftover Halloween candy! YUM! I have to admit, once Josh polished off his blizzard, he fell asleep. It's ok. We've been married for nearly 10 years, so I'm pretty used to him not making it through a movie with me. He even falls asleep in the theater (sometimes).
Now that we have started, we have to keep up the streak! We are planning another date for this weekend! WOO HOO!