the date envelope
Sorry, no picture. This date falls into the category of "for our eyes only". If you're putting together a year of dates, be sure to include one at-home date that he is sure to enjoy. I found a creative idea on the Love Actually blog (scroll down to see a list)
Instead I'll share another date we went on in May. It doubled as a birthday present for Scott.
the date night
I got tickets to see Riverdance! In his college days Scott had several people tell him he looked like Michael Flatley, of the Lord of the Dance. Since then, whenever we flip through tv channels and happen to come across Riverdance on PBS or wherever we always stop and watch for a few minutes.
Before the show Scott suggested that we go to dinner at Mexican restaurant. This is ground-breaking people because he doesn't care all that much for Mexican food. But apparently he had visited this restaurant with co-workers and enjoyed it, so he knew I would too. Yay for me!
The show was great. We loved the dancers and the Celtic soloist & instrumentalists. There was also a dance-off between tap dancers and Celtic dancers that was pretty darn amazing.
Afterwards we had a serious hankering for a treat. Ice cream or frozen yogurt. We managed to find a frozen yogurt place just a few blocks away. The kind that offers self-serve yogurt and toppings and you pay by the ounce . . . . my absolute favorite. It was the perfect ending to a great evening out.
the scrapbook page
(forgive the photo quality -- it is an especially grey morning.)
to see all of our monthly dates in 2011, go here