Wednesday, March 2, 2011

An Obvious Realization

Have you ever found yourself having an epiphany - a smack you in the face insight into the true importance or meaning of something - about something that you've been told (or "learned") a million times before? I have. I do. I did on Valentine's Day. I had the epiphany that you need to date your spouse. I know, this is the most novel concept you've ever heard, right? 

Don't get me wrong, Robby and I date but usually we double date, hang out with a large group of friends, or have our precious little Con Man come along. One thing that we have failed miserably at is going out just the two of us. We had not planned on doing anything special for Valentine's Day but at the last minute Robby's sister said she would watch Connor and off Robby and I went to Cracker Barrel. (We decided to live on the edge and go to dinner on Valentine's Day sans reservation. Yeah, we're crazy like that.) 

Without the distraction of group conversations (which I love, crave, and which definitely have their place), I was able to focus on my own personal, quirky, adorable (in every sense of the world), and amazing Prince Charming. I was reminded all over again why I fell in love with him. We have such easy and endless conversations but the deep ones (where undivided attention can be given) are few and far between. And so, nearly three and a half months into the year, I have finally made my New Year's Resolution: go on more dates with my man.


  1. Sommer and I had a similar experience! We had our parents watch Liam and went to the Cheesecake Factory. Although we always get take-out on Saturday nights, we had a really good reminder of how important it is to get out and go on a date.
    Great post!

  2. Your blog inspires me Steph. Please keep writing. I find that all of the words that you say, I feel very passionately about. I am constantly feeling the juggling act. I hope that I can master my tasks, but your blog helps me to take a step back and realize that I am not alone in this crazy world. Keep writing! Love ya girl