09 December 2012

Hot date.


Yep, that's right. My Husband and I had the ultimate date day/night this past weekend. It was pretty much the best time ever.

Philip took Friday off of work, and we dropped the kiddos off with at my sister-in-laws at 10am, and then we headed into Seattle for the day.

We parked in a central part of downtown so we could just stroll around without getting back into the car. We took our sweet time walking the streets, enjoying the street entertainment and gazing at all of the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations. We stopped in Specialty's for lunch and then we went over to Philips all time favorite store -- Brooks Brothers. His face just lights up in there, he ended up purchasing a bow tie (pictured below). He pulls it off well I think.

Later, we went to Westlake Center & Pacific Place to browse the many shops there. We also rode the holiday carousel, followed by a stop in Sephora, where I picked up the new Naked 2 eye shadow palette by Urban Decay. Totally going to start doing my makeup more often. Yup, I'm going to do it.  And I love that my Husband totally encouraged me to buy this $50 palette!... which is completely out of character for me. But honestly, I've been feeling like such a bum lately, so hopefully this new makeup will help me to start putting in a little more effort in my more-often-than-not dull appearance. lol. We'll see ;-)

For dinner, we enjoyed some yummy Italian food at Tulio. We started off with some Sweet Potato Gnocchi, which was amazing!! I'd never had it before, it was so good!! And for the main course, I got Orecciette and Philip got the Veal Chop. Oh and for dessert, we got Cannoli! I'd never had it before either, and it was divine.

Oh, but our night wasn't over yet. Oh no. We saved the BEST part for last!!

We ended the night by attending the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker! I had been many times as a kid and absolutely LOVE going to the ballet. Its such a wonderful past time for me. Philip had never been before, so I thought it would be fun to take him! He really enjoyed himself and has even said he'd like to go to another Ballet. Yeah, I think I'll keep him :-)

But if you really wanna know the best part about our date night, is that my wonderful sister-in-law kept the boys for a sleepover!!! So my Husband and I got to go sleep in on Saturday with no kids to wake us up at 6am. It was heavenly. We didn't roll out of bed until 9am, haven't done that in 3+ years!

The entire day/night was perfect. I forget what it's like to just be with my Husband and enjoy his company. This is something that every couple needs to do at least once a year (if not more often!)

And now I'll leave you with an iphone photo dump of the day :-)









14 comments:

Lauren @ 1 Sweet Fairytale said...

you look fantastic!! i wish i looked that good. ;) sounds like it was a lovely, much needed night and i'm glad the 2 of y'all had fun!

Jenny said...

That sounds fantastic! I was also at the Nutcracker on Friday and it was so fun.

Jenna. said...

Nothing like spending some quality time together! You look lovely, so glad you had a great time. Hubby and I haven't had a real date in...well, I can't remember! haha I think it's time!

Catherine said...

So sweet, looked like a lot of fun!

Mandey Ejiasi said...

Sleeping in!! haha that's the best part! Looks like you guys had a great time. We've been on more dates since moving then we have in years and a good date night works wonders.

Southern Wifey said...

so since i love this post so much a got a couple of things for you
1. you look gorgeous!
2. youve never had a cannoli? your kidding right? they are like heaven!
3. jealous of sleeping in till 9am
4. love date nights!
the sweet life of a southern wife

Kiara Buechler said...

Such a fun day/night! I am so glad Philip liked the ballet!

Emily Peck said...

So happy you guys were able to get out! Sleepovers are the best and I LOVE Tulio. :) Such yummy food!!!

Summer said...

Love it and totally jealous! Wish I had a sister close by! :)

Skye said...

WOw good for you and your husband- what a nice time! You have to get out every so often alone with no kids. It's a must do! I am jealous- we don't have anyone that would take my daughter all day much less overnight.... that would be a nice treat! We do however try to get out at least once a month or more on a date night- by hiring our babysitter- hey its not all day but at least its a few relaxing hours at night :)
Oh and.. cannoli- omg- We live in NJ, that is one of the main food groups here LOL. THey are so incredible!! :)

nicole. said...

So cute!!!

And... I just ordered that palette! So. Excited!

Ashlea with an a said...

We need a big hallelujah for urban decay eye shadow!! I purchased the usually "too expensive for me" eyeshadow and honestly I feel like that got me out of my "baby rut" after my second little girl! Good for you two for your date, you guys look absolutely adorable!!!

Faith said...

LOVE your dress!! I bought one just like it for my daughter for her birthday - yes, my child is now nearly the same size as me! It's crazy - and happened way too fast. Love it. So glad you two had a date night!!

Jess Gougeon said...

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time! My husband and I so need a fancy date night... one of these days...