One of my (many) resolutions for this new year, and new decade, is to make our marriage a priority. I’m sure you fellow mothers know what I mean. Sometimes between work, and kids, my relationship with the hubs slips to the bottom of the to-do list. It’s so easy to become comfortable, yet complacent, and assume that all is well–and then something sneaks up and bites you in the butt, and you realize that you weren’t paying enough attention to realize that there was a problem in the first place. Or at least that’s what happens to me:) So in an attempt to strengthen the bond we have, and to acquire even more wonderful memories of time spent together, we’ve pledged to treat ourselves to more date nights, with just the two of us.
Last night we ventured out for our first date night of the decade. Our kind neighbor offered to add our two kids to his already full house, and keep an eye on the J’s while we went out for the evening. We opted to travel down the road to a new-ish local theatre that we have only frequented one time before. What can I say? We don’t get out much.
We started with a delicious dinner at the diner inside the theatre. If you are over 21, you can purcase balcony tickets, and eat and drink to your heart’s content while actually viewing the movie. Since that can be kind of pricey (depending on which movie you are viewing), we opted to just eat at the diner first, then go see our movie. Boy, am I glad we did! The food was wonderful! (I apologize in advance for the poor photo quality. They were taken with my phone since I forgot to take my actual camera.)
We lustily shared cheeseburger sliders, onion rings and malts. Here’s evidence that the hubs WAS there….that I didn’t just eat it all myself. He just loves it when I make him pose:)
Next up, a little friendly arcade action. I HEART Ms. Pac-man.
The theatre is so beautiful, that I just had to take a picture of the entryway into the restrooms. That scored me some really odd looks from fellow movie-goers:)
And finally, the main event, Avatar in 3D. This was my husband’s movie choice, but I’m glad he made me see it. The visual effects were stunning, and although it was reaaaaaally long, I sat thru it better than expected. My verdict regarding the storyline: it’s an adult version of Ferngully. Anyone else remember that gem of a movie? But at least I got to rock some awesome glasses. Try not to be jealous of the hotness.
Here’s to taking time for yourself, for your marriage. It needs to be a priority, and this night reminded me of how much I really like my husband. He makes me smile:)