12.18.2014

Date Night | Holiday Style

Yesterday while sitting at work I received a text message from my husband telling me not to start on dinner when I got home from work and not to change out of my work clothes and into my pajamas (he knows me well). Curious as to what he was up to, I asked him what was going on and he simply replied back, "date night." 

I had been begging him for a couple of weeks now to drive around with me one night and look at all the Christmas lights. It seems that my begging paid off because when Steven got home from work yesterday he grabbed my hand and pulled me out to the car so we could get started with our date night.

First, it was off to dinner at a delicious pizza joint in our neighborhood and then we drove around several neighborhoods looking at all the lights. For some reason it seemed like less people decorated for Christmas this year. We didn't see nearly as many houses lit up as I've seen in years past. Maybe we just hit all the wrong neighborhoods. No worries though, I'm planning to drag Steven out once again before the holidays are over, so maybe we will catch more lights on the second time around.

We may be married now, but Steven and I both still see the importance of date nights and romantic gestures. We had so much fun last night driving around town, sipping on hot chocolate, and looking at all the pretty Christmas lights. These are the kind of nights that I will look back on in twenty years and smile. These are the kind of moments that make me stop and appreciate all that I've been given.
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13 comments :

  1. I love looking at all the holiday lights. I agree, it seems like less people are putting them up. I'm surprised by this since we live 2 blocks over from a school, so I know there are tons of kids in our neighborhood.

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  2. Love this! You've got a keeper :) We are planning to do this exact same thing tonight - unfortunately with a few errands thrown in, too but I still can't wait to check out some lights!

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  3. That is the sweetest thing I've heard all day! By the way, I can totally relate to the whole "change into pajamas the moment you walk in the door!"
    xo
    Audrey
    m.Brace

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  4. Date nights are so important!!! Sounds like a super sweet evening! I still need to look at some lights outside of my neighborhood too. Can't wait to see you tonight!

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  5. So cute!! Also, I love that he knows you so well that he told you not to change into your PJs. So sweet. :)

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  6. YAY for Date Night :) Love looking at Christmas lights...peaceful and makes me giddy like a kid. Enjoy these moments, friend!

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  7. So so sweet! Married dates are so important!

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  8. That is so sweet! And YES so important to have date nights and it's more fun once you are married because it honestly doesn't happen as often. PS. I love that you change immediately into your pj's when you get home! Me too girl, me too!

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  9. Those are my most favorite date nights! Pizza and Christmas lights are some of my favorite things.

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  10. This is adorable!! Girl, yes. We've been married over 6 years now and date nights are still just as important to us <3 Christmas dates are the best in my book ;) PS- changing as soon as I get home is 1st on my list too, I just want to be comfy!

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  11. Sweetest thing ever!!!!! Love it! And yes, I too see the value of and totally cherish date nights. They're basically the best things in the world! Glad he's able to be spontaneous and surprise you! That's really cool, too!

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  12. Too sweet! Looking at lights is one of the funnest holiday traditions! Merry Christmas!

    XO Chloe
    A Latte Lipstick

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  13. I love driving around and looking at Christmas lights! And I was thinking the same thing, it seemed like there were fewer houses decorated this year compared to past years as well, such a bummer.

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