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.