Friday, March 29, 2013

Show Us Your Life: Date Nights

Today Kelly is doing a Show Us Your Life about Date Nights. I am soooo looking forward to reading all these posts because we get so stuck on date night ideas. We usually go out for supper or once in a loooong while we get to go to a movie!
Reliving our Vienna Trip at a Viennese restaurant in Edmonton.
(With Rachel!)

When we lived in Edmonton, our good friend babysat for us for free once a week. Most of the time Dave and I would just go downstairs, watch TV shows on DVDs and eat nachos. It was nice to be together without having to worry about the kids if we wanted to watch four shows in a row. Sometimes we would spend our date nights cleaning! After about six months of that we decided to pay for a housekeeper :) Ha!

TV on DVD, nachos and ice cream are a pretty regular date night for us.

Our most interesting date ever was when we got to tour the air traffic control tower at the airport. My co-workers' husband was an air traffic controller and he gave us a amazing tour. We got to see how planes are guided and how important an air traffic controllers job is. It was really cool.

Another thing I like to do is look at the local paper for interesting events or concerts. I like to go to the symphony but we don't get to do that as much now that we have kids. We also used to just go to the park and toss a frisbee around, and then make up for all the exercise by getting ice cream! Ha! I don't know why we don't do that anymore...
A birthday tea for me!

One thing we are starting to do is trade childcare with our friends so that we can have more "free" date nights. Or even date overnights! Whoo hoo!

For our anniversaries and birthdays we like to do something extra special if possible. We go out for a fancier dinner or, last year we went to a baseball game. Really, most of the time, it's just fun and special to spend time together.
Anniversary dates at The Melting Pot (a fondue restaurant) and a baseball game!

And if you want to read more about our dates, just click on the "Dates" tab in my sidebar. Thanks again for stopping by.

Now I'm off to get some fun ideas from all of you!

1 comment:

  1. Ya'll have definitely had some fun dates! I am jealous! I really wish we had some friends we could share childcare with one day. Mostly, we have to depend on Eddie's mom (my parents can't handle the tasks of babysitting) when she can get up here. She is usually very agreeable though because she loves spending an evening with her boys. Can you believe I still haven't been to the Melting Pot? I have been wanting to go for years! :-(


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