Saturday, May 28, 2011

Game Night and Movie

One of the things I love about being a Latter Day Saint, are the ward functions. We have a particularly lovely ward and our date was going to be attending the ward BBQ. However, things did not go as planned...again. As the time to leave drew closer, the weather got worse. I looked out our window to see this.



It was raining. Not just sprinkling either. I mean it was raining. It made me a little concerned for hubby too. He was not back from class yet and we do not have a car at the moment (it's in the shop). I opened the front door to see if I could see him emerging from the trees.


The picture doesn't do it justice. It was raining so hard! (Notice our empty car spot) When he did get home, he was completely soaked to the skin.


I really need to work on my photography skills. This picture doesn't do it justice either... Anyway, there went our plans for walking to the BBQ. Lets see, rain, wind, severe weather alerts for our area with the tornadoes heading our way and no car? I don't think so. Time for plan B. Game night at home! It turns out that staying at home was the best option for us anyway. Sweet B had had a low fever start the night before and had looked like this all day.


For a little girl who is all smiles, a face like this means she really isn't feeling well.

First, we pulled out the Uno cards. For those of you with kids, you know that playing any games at all, let alone cards can be difficult. That's why we gave the little one her own card so she could feel included. Within 2 seconds flat it was here.


Surprised? Me neither. I wish I could say it ended the evening looking like this.


But no. This was a before photo. The after photo wasn't possible. Its in too many pieces in the trash at the moment.

Next, we decided to move onto a board game. By the way, I won our 9 rounds 5-4. I totally rock at that game. We put the little one in bed for some much needed rest and pulled out monopoly.


We didn't last too long. Still fun though. I'm pretty sure I won that too.

And to end the evening, a movie. We decided on Alias Jesse James.

What can I say? We love Bob Hope! I would let you know how it was, but I fell asleep before it was over. What I did see I liked.
Even though our plans were foiled again, we still had a good date night. Whats better than playing with your spouse and watching a movie together while eating nutella by the spoonful? It was just us and I loved it! No babysitter, no money spent, no problem.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Karaoke and Car show


After carefully planning out our first official FNDN, my plans were quickly tossed out the window when my husband called from down town. He had gone to pick up a quick bite for dinner only to find that right next to our favorite sidewalk bistro a car show was being held. There was also karaoke and people line dancing in the street. Who can turn down dancing and classic cars? He came home to get me while I frantically tried to find a babysitter. After spending way too much time on that, we finally decided to take our little one with us. Bed time can be postponed every once in awhile right?
We spent so long looking for sitters and debating on whether or not to take our little girl with us, that by the time we got there most of the cars were gone and the dancing had subsided.






Not all was lost. There were a few cars left and the karaoke was just getting started.





Hubby hopped in line to grab some dinner while Sweet B and I waited a safe distance from the speakers.




(You will have to excuse the terrible quality of the pictures. Neither of us are very handy with a camera.)





Sweet B listened and clapped along to the….music.
We got our dinner and decided to head home. While karaoke can be fun, it’s not always beautiful. Who knew "I'm a Survivor" only has a chorus with no verses? Plus the little one was sleepy and some people trying to sing were getting a bit too tipsy. Definitely time to go.
After Sweet B was down in bed, Hubby and I sat out on our deck to eat dinner. It was the perfect temperature too. We sat and ate while looking out across the beautiful Virginia sky watching the sun go to bed.




To end the evening, we decided to watch Road to Bali. It doesn’t get much better than Bob Hope and Bing Crosby! While it was good, it wasn’t the best "Road" movie I’ve seen. It was clean and funny though so it was worth it.




A Friday gone, but a memory gained. Date night isn’t about spending money, it’s about spending quality time with your spouse. We had our little one with us and that made it even more fun! Things didn’t go exactly as planned, but that made it exciting! Go out and see what you can find in your community. Like us, you may be pleasantly surprised!


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