Sunday, March 9, 2008

Our first date after 17 years of marriage...


Today is our wedding anniversary. One might think that after 17 years of marriage, we've pretty much seen and done it all. Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt- you get the picture. That is, of course, not the case- proven by the fact that last night we went on our very first date ever.

Yes, you read correctly- our first date.

You see, J and I met at church in the college career group. We hung out a lot with the group. And then we hung out a lot together. We hung out. We never really dated in the boy-asks-girl-out-boy-picks-girl-up-boy-pays-for-evening-boy-takes-girl-home sense of the word date. So when J asked me what I wanted to do for our anniversary, I teasingly replied that I wanted to go on a real date.

So yesterday afternoon, J called me on my cell phone while I was out running errands and asked me if I would like to go out with him. After I said yes he said that he would pick me up at 5pm. I returned home around 4:00 and J left shortly thereafter. He returned at 5:00 sharp bearing flowers (Teenage Daughter's suggestion!) and picked me up for our evening out...

We went to dinner at Merlion and then to see Definitely,Maybe (dinner and a movie- a classic date night). He brought me home around 10:30 after our kids were already in bed (we left Teenage Son in charge for the evening).

It was a fun evening and a lovely way to celebrate our anniversary- and yes, after J brought me home, I invited him in...


LeeAnn

5 comments:

Llama Momma said...

Awwwww. So sweet!

Happy Anniversary!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Awesome! Congrats! I hope you had a good make out session on the couch ;)

John-Michael said...

Magical! To be so in tune with (and have your children aware of and learning from) each other is delicious. Well done indeed! (and you are kind enough to share it so beautifully with us ... Thanks for that!)

after a cup of coffee said...

LOL, how fun!

Michelle in Mx said...

That is so cool! Congradulations:-) and thanks for coming by my blog for the party!
Party on!