the date envelope
contents Restaurant.com voucher to local restaurant, deck of cards, list of 2-player cards games & instructions for play (not seen)
As the note says, this month marks 13 years since our first date. We dated over that summer and spent quite a bit of time outside. I wanted this month's date to be slightly reminiscent of that.
My idea was to get some dinner at a local Hawaiian restaurant (I was able to buy a $10 voucher on Restaurant.com for just $2 -- you can find great promo codes from time to time). And then we would stroll across the parking lot and sit at one of the picnic benches in the park on the river. Pull out a deck of cards and enjoy a nice summer evening playing some card games.
the date night
Dinner at our local Hawaiian place was great, as usual. But the weather was a bit overcast and nippy outside -- not the greatest conditions for sitting outside for an extended period of time. So no card games for us.
Instead, we walked down to the docks to get a closer view of the river and boats -- the river was the highest we have ever seen it. Then we took a nice walk up and down historic mainstreet, peeking in the shop windows, with me essentially giving Scott a tour of the town we've lived in for the last 9 years. :)
Then we decided to go to Burgerville for fresh strawberry milkshakes (yum!) and use their free wi-fi to play around on our ipads. In the photo below we look pretty lame - sucking on a milkshake, zoned out on our ipads. But really it was just perfect to get to sit together, surrounded by quiet, piddling around on our devices. It's the little things.
Before leaving home Scott had downloaded a 2-player card game (Speed, I think?) and we had a really fun time playing that together. Yep that's us . . . just a couple of 30-something parents, out on a friday night, playing card games in Burgerville.
the scrapbook layout
to see each of our monthly dates in 2011, go here