A new year brings new opportunities to reconnect with the ones we love. Mister Mister and I took advantage of that yesterday and went on our first date of 2012. He had one of his very elusive days off from work so we spent it around town, out to lunch with Lovey and at night a few hours of just he and I at the movies watching Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close.
It had been far too long since we had taken that time for one another, so it turned out to be a much-needed and enjoyed evening. We always say that we are going to get away together more often but then life, as we all know, makes its own plans and they are always such busy ones. Go figure!
This year though, a definite priority for us is finding that time for each other, keeping the spark alive! It’s even on my Lovely List, so you know it’s important business.
A lovely time it was indeed spent with just that, my love♥
Today is Mister Mister and my eight year anniversary.
I’ll be honest,
some days are great,
some are not so great
and most, fall somewhere in between.
In between life swiftly moving along, like the oceans currents, while we struggle to keep our heads afloat.
It’s not always easy, keeping the love alive, but it is worth it–
To everyday let each other know;
through our words and through our actions
how much we care about, appreciate and respect one another.
Mister Mister once said to me after being out-of-town for work, that when he is in my arms he knows he is home.
Those words have profoundly stayed with me over all these years because I know exactly how he feels,
I feel the same for him.
No, it certainly is not always easy but it is so very worth it.
Happy Anniversary, my love.
I’m thankful that through it all we always end up home again–
warm, safe and right where we belong.
Back in December Mister Mister and I made a pact that we would set aside time every month for just the two of us.
The plan was that we would go on a date with a new activity each month, enjoy one another’s company and reconnect like all couples need to do, especially those of us with children!
So in January I made regular date night one of the things on my list of
Well nearly the first half of the year has came and went so quickly.
Mister Mister has been very busy at work and the days that he is home he allocates his time to catching up on the everyday things that seem to get pushed to the side like mowing the yard, changing light bulbs that are too high up for me to reach and of course taking a nap, can’t forget about the all important nap!
Last week though, Mister Mister had the week off from work.
It was a wonderful week to have off, falling in between two weeks of nothing but rain, it was sunny and warm and perfect.
So we took advantage of that time and did a lot of fun things as a family and finally went on one of our dates, our May date.
We decided to do something we had never did together before and went bowling!
Things sort of kind of started out in my favor with a spare, yea that’s right I know bowling lingo!
But soon my wrists became tired and my ball found its way into the gutter time and time again.
I believe the ending score was 117 to 64.
I warned Mister Mister that next time I will not hold back so he better beware!
Like our fancy shoes?!
Afterwards we went out to dinner at On The Border. Not the most authentic mexican food but I prefer “gringo” style Mexican cuisine anyway. I love me some Taco Bell! haha
The food was great. The salsa was not quite as good as the kind back home in the South West at my favorite Mexican restaurant but still very tasty and definitely called for a refill.
We had a really fun night together.
We held hands and I had the door held for me by my tall, dark and handsome love♥
Chivalry is not dead!
It was reminiscent of the “good old days,” when we began dating eight years ago.
Wow! Reading that last sentence really makes that time seem like a lifetime ago and in some ways it is.
Certainly some days it feels that way when life gets so busy that we almost begin to forget what that time in our lives was like, just he and I.
That’s why I’m so glad that we have decided to make monthly date night a tradition.
No matter what it is we end up doing I’m just glad that we are doing it together.
Here’s to the first of I hope many, many, many more dates and opportunities to remember why love is so worth it!