It all started off normal, trust me! Although I'm a self-admitting nerd, my hubby and I are typically the outdoorsy active type of couple. We enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, and sometimes just walking outside together.
Like this post I wrote about a year ago, Dating After Baby is even more important than before. Babies put a lot more stress on a marriage than you might realize. Yes, they bring so much joy into our lives, but there's a higher level of exhaustion that comes with that joy which can put a little extra strain on the marriage! That's why it's so important to be able to take a mini vacation away from the wonderful chaos of parenthood and just enjoy each other's company without any interruptions.
And let's just say, it's nice talk without the smell of poop lingering in the air, right?
Now last week's date night almost ended in disaster. Almost!
We were headed to a Christian concert and I was SO excited to be baby free and have some fun with my hubby! My attitude changed, however, when we got there and realized we had to stand in line outside. In the freezing cold! Not your ideal date night activity.
As it turned out, we stood in line for a while and were eventually turned away as the event center had reached it's max capacity (who knew there were so many Christians right?).
At that point, I was frustrated because our "big date" was turning out to be a total fail. It was especially difficult because it isn't very often that we have someone to watch our daughter!
But instead of moping around, we decided to explore our nerdy side. We headed to Barnes and Noble, grabbed a cup of coffee (which makes everything better), and a couple of good books each. Then, we got cozy in an oversize comfy chair to read.