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It’s hard for us to take a serious photo.

Justin has a history of acting (think musicals and productions in high school), and when you put a camera in front of his face it turns him into a comedian or something.

A few weeks ago we went on a day date to see Wicked at the DPAC! I saw the show many years ago in NYC when I was there taking my Redken Color Certification Exam. I remember liking it then, but it had been so long I was excited to see it with fresh eyes.

Going to plays or musicals is one of the things we both enjoy doing for a special date.

Wicked, as expected, was awesome. And given that was my first time at the DPAC, I was rather impressed! It’s a great theatre and if you live in the area I’d recommend finding an excuse to get over there.

Afterwards, we had some Christmas returns to do so we stopped by the mall. I bought a shower cap, because who doesn’t do that on a date night, and then we ate at one of my favorite restaurants, Firebirds.

The peppercorn steak (you have to order it light on the peppercorns otherwise your mouth will burn up), loaded baked potato, caesar salad and big daddy chocolate cake are what I order every time we go.

Since becoming parents, I’ve found it’s easy to slip in to “maintenance mode” and pregnancy had me going to bed around 9:00p every night as well. Now, with both boys the evenings are even busier. It was so refreshing to spend the majority of the day with him, without a schedule or timeline, and simply enjoy each other’s company. We talked about our jobs, what it’s going to be like to have another baby, plans for our next home (way down the line), and things we used to talk about when we had a little bit more free space in our minds.

I consider it such a gift to be able to go through life with him. And I never regret time intentionally planned out to spend time together, one on one.


*just a friendly reminder that I’m currently on maternity leave so questions left in the comments may not be answered.


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Victoria Smith says · 03.10.15

Aww, y’all are so darn cute:)………and your belly was adorable!!! (#cutest pregnant lady ever) buy I wad wondering I know your on leave, and idk if you will see this, but how did the two of you love birds meet each other???

Kelly says · 03.10.15

This is a great post. My husband and I have been married for 17 years and known each other for over 20. We have one daughter who is almost 16 years old. It is so different having a child this age. We have found ourselves doing more things as a couple because either our daughter doesn’t want to do what we are doing, or she is with her friends. We have been the three Muskateers for almost 16 years and now our lives are changing. It is bittersweet, but at the same time so nice to spend time with my husband as a couple. It is very important to reconnect as a couple. It is very healthy. I once read that we have our children with us for such a short period of time and I find this to be so, so true. They do grow up in a the blink of an eye.

Krista says · 03.10.15

So special when my husband and I are able to find time for just him and I. Yesterday, that meant going to Chic-fil-a and enjoying one-on-one time while our son played in the kid area. Whatever works!

Kim says · 03.10.15

What a nice post! My fiancé and I try to make one date night each week and have for 5 years – I think it’s so important and Id imagine it’s especially nice when kids are in the mix. And wicked is an amazing show!


Gturn62 says · 03.10.15

Hope you can keep up your date nights/days. So important to stay connected with your spouse. You seem to know that already, though. Enjoy your beautiful family! Thanks for sharing.

Daisy - émoi émoi says · 03.10.15

What a lovely post! I love the photos too! 🙂

Sarah M. says · 03.10.15

Adorable pictures!

My husband and I are expecting our first child at the beginning of May and we’ve been trying to be intentional about going out to do things we’ll find more challenging to do just the two of us once she arrives.

While we want to save whatever money we can before baby girl is born, spending some money on fun dates has been something we’ve tried to make a priority. We went to Chicago (we live in OH) for a few days before Christmas and I was so glad we took advantage of that time, just the two of us!

What a fun date you’ll remember for years to come : ) Thanks for the encouragement to make special time for you and your husband, even once kids to come onto the scene!

Sydni Jackson says · 03.10.15

I don’t know if I’ve seen a picture of just the two of you together – y’all are the cutest!! More dates & pics please 🙂

Absolutely Tara says · 03.10.15

I love away days with my husband. We do it once a month and it’s one of my favorite times. I love that we can cease being mom and dad and just be individual people again. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica says · 03.10.15

Good for you!!!! Nurturing your marriage is so important; and is good for everyone involved- kids included!

Jenny says · 03.10.15

I enjoy going to plays with my husband, too! It’s a nice alternative to seeing a movie. I hope you get to spend some more one-on-one time together while you’re on maternity leave! 🙂
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Anne says · 03.11.15

oh gosh you guys are so cute! hurray for date night!

Sara says · 03.11.15

very cute!!! glad y’all had a fun day together before Luke arrived! 🙂

Tyana says · 03.11.15

too cute. I want to see wicked soooooo bad

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Amanda says · 03.13.15

Again, awesome article!
My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different web page and thought I might as well check things out. We love your site and sweet couple photos.

Meagan says · 03.15.15

Dates are so important no matter the time of day!