Sunday, February 14, 2010

Don't We Look Like Spaghetti?

Ahhhhhh.....SOOOooooo relaxed! Do we not look like spaghetti?!?!? How is this possible? Well, although we love Madeline to pieces, a "date night" for David and me under any circumstances brings about relaxation. But today, to celebrate Valentine's Day, I decided to surprise David and finally use some gift certificates that we had just sitting around. I booked us a couples' massage at Excuria, a local salon and day spa. Yes, we are both loose and wiggly like bowl of cooked spaghetti.

Afterward, David and I had a pre-dinner cocktail and then, using another gift certificate that I won, we dined at LeMetro. Okay, I must say, the dinner was highly disappointing, but regardless, we enjoyed some quiet time together as a couple. Our quiet time was enjoyed so much that although we vowed to get home before Madeline's bedtime, we waited to the last minute to head home. We had a little extra time to spare before heading home and what did we do? We headed to Target to just browse the aisles. No, we didn't buy anything. We just roamed....quietly and without disruption. Not once did we have to say "Don't touch that!" or "Get over here!". And since that is something we rarely have the opportunity to do, even browsing at Target was relaxing and romantic.

When we got home, although Madeline loves her babysitter, Madeline was so happy to see us. David got Maddie ready for bed as I drove the sitter home. When I got home the three of us wrapped up in a blanket and watched a little bit of the Olympics together before bedtime. And, after a re-energizing evening away, I was happy to come home and hug Madeline a little bit tighter.


Rebekah said...

How wonderful, Amy! I agree that a few hours out once in awhile allows the love and appreciation to flow more freely...

Whimsical Creations said...

Sounds like a fabulous Valentine's Day!!