First date

I’m almost embarrassed to say this but D and I went out for dinner last night as a couple for the first time since Bo was born.

We’ve been meaning to have a date night for ages. Both my mom and my best friend have offered to babysit on numerous occasions but we just never found the time. Finally, nine months in, we made it work.

It was so nice!! Mom came over to watch the kids. I put Bo to bed before we left (the won’t-take-a-bottle thing makes leaving him a bit tricky) so mom only had to deal with Littleman.

I swear, I’d kind of forgotten what it was like to be able to finish a whole conversation (not to mention a whole meal!) without being interrupted. I had a nice glass of wine, a beautiful steak dinner and even ordered dessert to drag out the evening a bit!

I find that having two kids now means that we are even less likely to have time alone as a couple. Asking someone to watch one child seemed like less of an imposition. I’m so glad we finally did it, though. We needed it!

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Seven

On August 25, 2007, I married D.

It’s hard to believe how much our lives have changed in the seven years since then. But one thing remains the same: he is still an amazing (and hot!) man. Although I know I’m not always great at showing it, love him so much.

Our wedding day was amazing. Of course, it also had its glitches. We planned for an outdoor ceremony in a beautiful courtyard. It was the driest summer on record. But, less than an hour before the wedding was to begin, the skies opened up and the rain came down. We had to go with “plan b” and move everything inside.

To our delight, when we walked back down the aisle as husband and wife, the storm had passed and the sun was shining. Our guests were able to enjoy cocktails outside.

The reception was so much fun. People still tell us that ours was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. (We even had some family friends choose the same venue because they loved our wedding so much!) The food was delicious and plentiful. The bar was open. The music was perfect. The speeches were funny and emotional.

All in all, August 25, 2007 turned out to be a pretty special day.

But you know what’s really special? All the days since then. Some days are bad and some days are good. Sometimes we’re so busy we barely see each other. Sometimes we’re covered in spit-up or baby poo. Sometimes we’re so tired, we can barely see straight. But no matter what’s going on, I know D loves me and our boys. I’m lucky to have him as my husband and the father of my children.

I love you, D. Happy Anniversary.