My Date Night – No Kids, No Kid Talk, No Problem!

I love my kids, really.

I also love being without my kids, really.

So Big Daddy P went on our Project Marriage Date Night last weekend (thanks grandma and grandpa)!

I wore these totally cute new heels that I bought at the Nine West outlet for $30.  I figured I better break them in before BlogHer, because I loooove them.

We decided to go to our favorite Persian restaurant because they have the best food ever – food our kids would totally hate (so you know it’s good).  Besides, this restaurant has linens and cloth napkins so you know we were doing it all classy-style.

I reminded Big Daddy P no kid talk which he replied, “No problem!”

I tweeted a bit. #Ihadto #projectmarriage #datenight

We started talking about work (ahem, NOT my favorite subject) and I called a time-out.  This is date night, not gripe about the crap sitting on my desk night.

Soon the food came.

We talked about good food and how lucky we’d be to eat like this every day.

Big Daddy P started talking about cycling which is usually a total snoozefest but I found myself really listening because that’s what good wives do, at least in the movies anyway.  He’d just shaved his legs the night before so I figured his ego needed the lift.  We talked about BlogHer and the 2 totally expensive dresses I just bought from ModCloth that I couldn’t afford.  He told me I looked pretty (aww) so I gave him a smooch.  He told me I looked pretty again (just to get another smooch) so laughed and didn’t give it to him just because I like to act complicated and Jolie-like sometimes. 

We talked about Project Marriage, carmageddon and getting rid of all the crap in our garage.  The convo wasn’t romantic but it didn’t need to be, it was us being real and having fun.  And it was good.

More glorious food came.  We stopped talking. 

Instead we ate.  And ate.  And ate.  And shared food.  And ate some more.

My heart (and belly) were very, very happy.

This is what I look like with a full mouth.

After dinner, Bid Daddy P suggested we go visit our old house just for old time’s sake.  I thought the idea was way romantic.

Mommy Friends, date night was perfect.  On the way home we listened to silence – a rare and lovely treat and we held hands, it was really sweet.  I hope we have the opportunity to do it again very soon!

Be sure to share your Date Night adventure with us!  We have a linky open for you until July 31st! And don’t forget, one lucky reader that links up will win $75 gift certificate to Bellflower Books!

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  1. What an awesome date night you had! 🙂

  2. Aw! So very sweet! Can’t wait to see you next week. xo

  3. Looks like you guys had a very sweet time. Sometimes just going to Target with my husband without the kids is a break, even though it really isn’t a “date night.” You got to take what you can get sometimes. We plan on movie night this weekend, so we’ll see! We try to implement taking a shot everytime we talk about the kids, but that doesn’t always go very well!

    “We Can’t Do It All” –

  4. First time commenting here….loving your blog!

    Those shoes look FABULOUS, and the food has me drooling! Date nights are great!! Glad you got out!

    I get a date night tomorrow night with the hubby…it’s even an over-nighter!! WOO HOOO!!!

    • Thank you so much for visiting! Yes, the shoes are a winner because they’re totally cute AND don’t murder my feet A+++++ An over-nighter with hubs, oo la la! Enjoy, I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  5. Looks like such an awesome time. The food looked yummy! And I bet the date was just perfect. Good for you!
    SN: I need to finish my date night post (blushing).

  6. Awwwwww – a perfect night for sure! And may I say, I am lovin’ the shoes! Carmageddon? A Cali girl?? Meee tooo! 🙂

  7. That food looks delicious and I love those shoes although I could never pull them off. Glad you two had a great time!

  8. Loved reading this!!! Your night sounds great! Sorta like ours!!! 🙂 it’s nice to just be together!

  9. Galit Breen says:

    LOVE this lady! Your night sounds perfect and your photos? So tell your story!

    • Thanks Galit! There was one point in date night when hubs said, “Is this date night or take pictures of everything and tweet about it night?”… #whatevs

  10. That sounds like the perfect date night! All that food is making me hungry.

    ps. I’m still chuckling over him shaving!

  11. Looks like a wonderful dinner!! Nothing like getting away when the kids are young. Now that ours are older, we find ourselves alone at home more often. Now that’s amazing, too!

  12. OMG looks like you had a fabulous night! And wow check out that dinner. I want to know…did you eat it all? Glad you had fun 🙂

  13. Mommy Mary says:

    Your right, those shoes are freakin AWESOME 🙂 It looks like you had such a great time, it made me smile when he told you you were pretty – cuz its true! Have a good day

  14. Alison Lee says:

    Awwww, nice! Glad you had a good night out, Lori. Do it more often!

    Cute shoes!

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