Within the past two weeks Aaron and I had a goal: to go on one date night where we don’t talk about work or fertility or bills or any of the other crap that goes on in life. It would be a date night where we just enjoy each others’ company and spend quality time with each other.
Someone recently innocently said, “It’s probably easier for you guys to spend time together because you don’t have kids.” To which I informed them that that particular night was the first night I was spending with my husband in a week. That comment stung a little but I know that they meant there weren’t interruptions every time we wanted to spend a second alone together. They meant it completely innocently so there’s no hard feelings however, it’s not completely accurate. Aaron and I do have a hard time setting aside quality time because of our schedules. Actually, the majority of our relationship has been on opposite schedules. When we dated, I was in Houston and he was in Colorado. We got married and he opened Starbucks at 4 in the morning while I worked nights at a dance studio. We had similar schedules for about six months last year but since he started his counseling internship in January, we really only see each other late at night before bed, and weekend evenings.
We decided to set aside some time this past weekend for a date. Our favorite part of town is the Heights so we went to Aaron’s favorite joint for dinner (Lola) then went to Fitzgerald’s where we saw Sucre play. I had read on A Beautiful Mess that Elsie and Jeremy were going to be in town for his band’s concert so we decided to check it out.
After dinner we stopped by Revival Market to grab some coffee. Their iced vanilla lattes are the best!
I’ve been building up the courage to wear these shorts in public. High wasted coulotte-type shorts might not be the most flattering for my figure and pasty white legs but I love the retro vibe and thought this was the perfect occasion to wear them.
Then we headed to Fitzgerald’s for the concert.
And I got to meet one of the coolest bloggers…Elsie from A Beautiful Mess. I was a little star-struck. I told Aaron, it’s like the extra in a movie walking up to the movie star and asking to take a picture. I told her that and she was like, “No way! That’s not the case.” She was very sweet!
And because I always get so frustrated that we go on adventures and dates and we NEVER get a picture of us together, before we left we set up the self timer outside of Fitzgerald’s and got a picture of us together.
What a lovely night! I love my husband more than I could ever explain!