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Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Night Out with the "Girls"

A lot of times when we go on a date night, it's a rushed thing. We run to dinner, or maybe a movie or something. Usually we're only gone a couple of hours. Our free babysitter is typically at home with something she'd like to be doing, so we get home quickly.

But yesterday we had plans to make it a long one! Our anniversary was Tuesday, but we had not been able to properly celebrate. I had a doctor's appointment yesterday at 3:50 p.m., so Rick came home to take me. We got the "girls" checked out (all's great, btw!) and then had the rest of the evening to ourselves. 

First we ran by Old Navy because I had some shorts I wanted to return. Rick was in dire need of some new jeans (that is a whole story that I wish my camera would have been charged for because that post would have been F.U.N.N.Y.!!) I exchanged my shorts for a really cute little cotton sundress and Rick got his half priced jeans and a belt.

Then we went down to Utica. Since we didn't want to eat with the blue hairs like we usually do, and it was 4:55 p.m., we just held hands and walked around for a while. Then at 5:30 we gave in and headed into Olive Garden. You know, you have your choice of table at that time of evening! But we opted for the bar instead. We each ordered a drink, got some breadsticks and an appetizer, and had the best time ever! We talked about when we first met, about our first few dates. Rick told me when he first fell in love with me. We sat close to each other and just talked and enjoyed our time. There was an older couple that came up to the bar and immediately started talking to the bartender. He knew "their drinks" and they shared stories. I told Rick that when we're old that's what I want us to do. I want us to have a place where we frequent like that. It was just cool!

After about an hour or more we finally went and got a table. We sat in a booth in the back of the restaurant. We sat on the same side of the booth. I got to thinking .. who does that anymore? The table was just so wide that we couldn't have a good, private conversation without other tables hearing us. So, we snuggled in one booth and talked more about our marriage, the early days and how we've grown (spiritually, emotionally and physically, I'm afraid). We talked about how we have changed. I told him that I think he's gotten sexier with age. I mean that, too. I have a balding fettish (like I love, and I mean love, Vin Diesel and Chris Daughtry and The Mummy because they are bald, and for no other reason.) Rick takes on a more mysterious look the older he gets, too. I can't wait for him to be an old man. And now that I have new perky boobs, maybe he can't wait for me to get old, either. Ummmm .. or maybe he dreads it, you'll have to ask him. Somehow women don't age quite as well.

Anyway, we finished our dinner and realized we had been at Olive Garden for 3 hours!!

We headed back to Owasso to do some shopping. The idea was to get me some new shirts to go with my new "look". I am thrifty, frugal, or maybe just tight, but I always have such a hard time spending money on myself, even when Rick is just grabbing things off the rack and saying, "You'd be cute in this!" without looking at the price! I ended up buying 3 tops. Rick, on the other hand, was literally skipping (and I mean literally) while pushing the cart with all of his new purchases! Good grief you take that man to Kohl's and he goes berserk!

Let's just say he will be looking fine at work, in his leisure time and when he's playing volleyball at the Y. He's such a girl and I love him!!

Luckily for him I am frugal, and asked the cashier if there were any coupons out that I didn't know about, so she gave us 20% off our entire purchase!

I still have the $100 he gave me for our anniversary, so I'll be able to shop "my way" and just pick up little tops that are on sale as I find them. I always have trouble shopping under the pressure of finding something. To be honest, I have so much more fun picking out things for him anyway.

Oh, I did do one thing fun at Kohl's. I tried on bras. Everyone has been asking what size they are. I honestly did not know. Well, now I do. Wow.

After our Kohl's trip, we headed to Target because it was the only thing left open. We didn't find anything for me there, so we headed home. It was a fun, fun night out with all the girls .. my new ones, and the one I'm married to.


  1. A night out with all the girls... you crack me up. I understand not being able to shop under the pressure of finding something. I rarely find clothes in those situations. Glad the two of you had a great evening together!
    ~Keri Cochran

  2. Nicole, I love how your love for your husband overflows into all of your blogs and (it seems) every part of your life. I am trying to figure out how to have a serious relationship and really admire the one it appears you and Rick have. It seems to be modeled after a relationship with Christ as I believe it should and that is just so awesome.

    Oh and p.s. thanks for the comment on my post :)

  3. So glad you had a great date night!


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