THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dinner with Daddy...

We look a little tragic in this picture, but we had just gone through a sleet storm outside to be able to get away and have dinner together. I can't tell you how rare that is, that we actually sit and are able to talk to each other and spend time alone. I love my husband very much, but with our schedules and the kids' schedules being what they are, we are like two ships passing in the night. Today when I was talking to Tim on the phone about what we were going to have for dinner and how I was going to be late getting home because of Tyler's tennis lesson and his haircut, I just blurted out that we needed to go out to dinner. That it had been too long since we just talked to each other without interruptions. Zach offered to keep an eye on Eli and we went to Applebee's. We didn't go too far from home and it wasn't anything fancy, but it was wonderful to hold his hand and look in his eyes and feel like a couple.

33 comments:

Cyndi said...

Sometimes we just need that one on one time. Thats awesome that you were able to go to dinner and hey I like Applebees!!!

Nancy said...

I love those nights. We usually don't go far or for long either, but it is still nice.

Liz & Ava said...

That's nice that being such a busy household you could set aside some time for just the two of you.

mommy24treasures said...

I am glad you had a nice dinner, yes we do need that now and then!!! SO glad you had a good evening. Love this song too....

Kim & Jeff said...

Glad the two of you were able to get away for some you time even if it was only for a short time :)

Heather said...

So glad you were able to have some time!! I just said to the girls today - I think Daddy and I need a date...uh oh, they agreed:) I am an Applebees fan too!

Blessings,
Heather

Michelle said...

Oh, that sounds fun! Glad you were able to get out for some time alone...and I love Applebees! : )

Mob said...

Thats sounds so nice. We haven't had a night out since Sept.

Denise C said...

You are so right! Spending time alone, together, is so important! Chuck & I are guilty of not doing it enough! So glad it was a special time for you and your sweetie!
You all are a beautiful couple!

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

What anice evening to spend together. Love the picture too!

Stop by my blog when you get a chance. I nominated you for an award.

Hugs,
Jonni
:)

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love the picture...
Glad you had a little couple time..
I know how you feel about being busy...
Have a Great Friday..

Mark & Michelle said...

Good for you!

Amy said...

That's great! Juergen and I go out to breakfast together. He has a flexable work schedual. I'm hoping Sarah will start staying with a sitter soon. It's so important, and who needs fancy? I just need him!

Kimber said...

Awww. I think you look beautfiul! It is so important to connect with one another on a regular basis(You know I am a marriage counselor, right?). I am really glad you did this. I can hear te releif and peace in your post.

Hugs,
Kim

Noemi said...

Those date nights are very rare in our household too... When they do come along I cherish them dearly.

Hmmm I think I may suggest a date night with hubby as soon as I feel better. I really need it!

~Amy~ said...

So stinkin' cute! :) What a great couple you two are!

Truly Blessed said...

Yay for date nights!

You two don't look "tragic" in this picture. You both look very nice, a little tired, perhaps, but nice.

What do you do when the kids have a 2 hour delay? Is your boss sympathetic?

My boys need to head out to the bus now. Have a wonderful weekend! See you in church on Sunday!

jennifer said...

Everyone needs a break now and then.

You have an award over at my place as well.

Doris & Dan said...

Good times. It is so important to take time to just be together as a couple. Even without kids, our lives go nuts that we have to stop and refocus on each other.

Keep smilin!

kerri said...

Good for you guys taking time out for yourselves.
You don't need to go far or spend $$, sometimes Granparents take our girls out for the evening and we stay home, BBQ steaks and sit and have a quiet dinner at home, it's wonderful.
The girls have a great time too, Grandma usually seaks them to McDonald's, somewhere Mommy won't take them, so they love it.

Dolores and Shawn said...

I'm glad you were able to reconnect.

Mommy Spice said...

So glad you guys had a night out together. That is important.

My husband called me yesterday afternoon and said he wanted to take S.G. and I out to dinner. Even though we had the kiddo with us, it was nice going out together.

Steffie B. said...

Time spent together is important.....otherwise you drift apart. David and i are going away for the night tomorrow night. Courtesy of the kids giving it to us for Christmas. Just over at Bay Pointe.....but it still time to talk with bed routine, dinner schedule and everything in between.

Do you want to do dinner next Friday night? (18th)

Carol said...

Oh that is wonderful! I keep telling hubby I want to go see "The Bucket List." Just to have a "date" again.....something we never get to do....

sea star said...

Me luvs date nights with the hubs!

LaLa said...

Good for you...glad you could get away : )

GWEN OATSVALL said...

it is always a dream to have a moment alone with our sweethearts ... we don't often feel like teenagers anymore, but there are those moments when i catch my honey's eye and i feel like we could just run away for a few minutes and laugh together !!! so glad you got that treasure ... hope all is going well ... i miss checking in on you ...

Janet said...

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! Date night. One of the most precious things in my life! Glad you had a good time!

nikki said...

Those nights are THE BEST...it doesn't have to be anywhere special, cuz the fact that the two of you have each other's undivided attention is special enough.
(and neither of you looks "tragic"! You're a lovely couple.)
XO

LINDA said...

Ahhhh....you are a beautiful couple. It is really important to connect with our spouses and Applebees is a great place to connect! Holding hands and just looking at each other, being able to quietly breathe...it can be awesome!

Gail and Dan said...

That's great that you could go out and get some alone time together. We all need that don't we? And thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, I've been having a hard time this week with the wait...I will get through it, I always do. :)

Alyson & Ford said...

Time alone is great... we have a lot of it and know we will miss it when new daughter arrives!

Alyson
LID 01/27/06

i-Con said...

Now, who is eating my comments!?! I know I left one saying what a great picture that was, little riblet. (Applebees will always make me think of riblets)