Saturday, February 27, 2010

Date Night!

Tonight Tyler and I got to go out on a date.  Our first one since my dad left right after Christmas.  It was great!  We finally got to use that gift card my sister and her husband gave us 2 years ago for Christmas and go out to a nice dinner at Olive Garden.  Afterward we went and walked around Books-A-Million, finding books and sitting in the middle of the aisles as we browsed through them.

We think it's funny that most of our dates end up to be that way.  Just sitting on the floor looking at books.  But it's what we like and something we've just always done.  On the way home we talked about it and how great it is that we can be interested in different things, but still find a way to enjoy being together.  And being excited for each other in our different areas of interest.  Tyler will usually wander around looking at 50 different types of books, then bring a few back to where I am mentally memorizing crafting projects I'm looking at, then we just sit and show each other what we've found.

I'm really grateful for the differences we have in our marriage.  That we each have different roles, different interests, different strengths - but that they are great complements to each other.  There is just no way our home could function if we both did everything the same.  I like that Tyler does things differently than I do.  Heavenly Father really knew what He was doing when He made men and women different.

Anyway, a GIANT thanks to McKenzie (our fantastic niece who is now "of age" to babysit!) for watching the kids for us.  Date nights are always easier when you don't have to worry about what you'll be coming home to.  We figured if she could handle the Johnson's kids, she could handle ours.... ;)  (We love you guys)


Correa Family on February 28, 2010 at 8:41 AM said...

What's a date night? Sounds like fun to me! LOL!

Layne and Lorrie on March 1, 2010 at 3:40 PM said...

Kenzie had so much fun with Cade and Ali! She's still talking about how cute they were(Ali copying Cade), and all the fun stuff they played together (mainly superheroes, from what I hear)! :) We sure do appreciate you calling her!

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