03 July 2012

Great Dates

Right around the time Max was born, I read this book
which talked about the husband and wife as the center of the family
and how important it is to make that relationship a priority
by planning regular date nights (among other things).

Well, my friends, we definitely got an A+
on our date night frequency for the month of June!

We don't always go out for dates. In fact, those are usually my favorite!
 Especially when it involves popcorn, wine
and Downton Abbey, like it did one raucous Friday night. ;)

A few weeks ago, we went to see Coldplay at the AA Center in Dallas.
Clay's cousin Laura and her husband Eric watched Max for us that night
(along with three other kids, plus their own, which you can read about here).

I have only been to one other concert in my life (Phillips Craig and Dean, anyone?), 
but that was way back in middle school. I had forgotten how loud they are!
I'm a little older now - and my ears are much more sensitive. :)
Over-the-top volume or not, it was a great concert!
We also discovered a new band we like: Wolf Gang.
They were one of the opening acts, and we really like their sound.
Go check them out!

The following week, Clay and I went out to dinner then got some fro-yo
before catching the Blue Man Group at Bass Hall.

Too bad we didn't have seats in the front row (they had to wear ponchos!)
or get picked to be part of the show. Oh well - maybe next time!

Over the weekend, Clay's parents took Max to Abilene
for a little one-on-one grandparent time - which meant Clay and I
got to have a belated celebration of our anniversary. ;)
We relaxed poolside Saturday afternoon
before heading over to Hannah's Off the Square for dinner,
where we had the biggest plate of the yummiest pomme frites EVER!
(I think it was the truffle oil.)

It was so nice to sleep in (of course)
and just enjoy being together, just the two of us!

It is always so much fun to spend time with Clay.
These date nights are great reminders of why I married this amazing man.

Here's to many more, my love!


laura jo said...

Yay for date nights! Your June sounds like our February. Seriously, every weekend we had at least one date night. It was so good for us. :) Good for y'all.

Mary Kay said...

Looks like a very good month! Yay for dates and yay for the sweet time you are allowing Mini and Zu to have with little Max. All in all, sounds like everyone had fun!