Thursday, September 27, 2012

September Date ~ Craig & Steph

Our anniversary was September 19th ~ 14 years of bliss!  OK some bliss some piss, let's get real.  All in all Bliss trumps!   We decided to do a date day, school acted as our sitter!  Craig is very romantic, he had 14 envelopes with little treats or clues that he gave to me along the way.  I will highlight a couple of them.  The first was a box with a blanket and pillow for the car ride, we have differences of opinion on the temperature the car should be while traveling so he brought this for me to keep warm!  He also had envelopes with some of the music we love ~ Aqua and Eric Church.  We rocked it all day long.  In addition, one envelope contained treats that I love and photos of my various pets over the years to be my guardian angels while he drove, God knows his driving initiates that business! 

Our first stop was at the Goodwill.  I love to thrift so he gave me $30 and 30 minutes to complete the task!  Done!  We then headed to the OM center in Omaha for a couples massage.  Fabulous!  After that,  a quick lunch at the Dell, a haunt of our first date. 

On to the best ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Shoe Shopping!!!!! This is a passion we both share so we hit 2 different locales for this little ditty.  Onward to my first apartment where we mashed for a moment in the parking lot.  The apartment was where the first smooch happened so it was appropriate to make sure we paid tribute!

Time was about up, so we picked up the boys and headed home.  After some float building, as it is homecoming week here in Gwood, we had our finale.  We shared chinese in the buff which we had done during our courtship.  It was about 10:30 at night, but was just as much fun.

What a day, What a day.  I love his creativity and thoughtfulness.  I am married to the best!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tara and Dan August Date

We were very fortunate in August to have a long weekend away, full of dates, in PA, MD and NJ!

First, we drove with our two kids from our home in PA to Baltimore's Inner Harbor and met up with a friend who was going to be watching our kids for the weekend at her home in Maryland. We all had lunch together and then hung out in the harbor a little before she left with the kids and we checked into our hotel (which I had Pricelined at the last minute and got an awesome deal--love Priceline!!).

Friday night we had a drink at one place in the harbor, I went for a pedicure while Dan hung out in the harbor, and then we went for Japanese at another place in the harbor. :) Afterwards we sat by the water watching boats and people, I bought some sunglasses and Dan smoked a cigar, and then we ended up having an early night, thanks to the "Saki  Bomb" Dan had with his dinner at the Japanese place. LOL.

Saturday we spent some time looking at a boat of the type we were considering getting then drove to the marina where we have our current boat, about 1.5 hours away from Baltimore. That day we spent the day on the water, boating to a place on the Chesapeake that we had never been before. Normally we are trying to manage a 3 and 5 year old on the boat (which mostly means breaking up fights and getting them snacks) so it was very relaxing to just chill out on the water alone.

Saturday night we drove back home to PA...another 1.5 hours.

Sunday morning we left for NJ, 2 hours away, to have lunch with a client and his wife and then afterwards went to Dan's cousin's wedding, also in NJ. Ending the date weekend with a wedding was lovely!

Monday we worked all day and then drove another 1.5 hours to the halfway point to pick up our kids and another 1.5 hours back home. It was a LOT of driving for one weekend, but we were together and really had a great time.