Today is my husband and my date-a-versary (the anniversary of our first date). 7 years ago, my husband, who obviously wasn’t my husband at the time, knocked on my college apartment door as my giggling roommates scurried out of sight. He brought me flowers. We ate at a fancy restaurant that 2 broke college students really had no business going to, but we were young and a bit naive about money. We then went to a bar that had a local Irish band playing that night. It was a wonderful evening. It was also our last first date.
In a stroke of impeccable timing, my parents happen to be visiting us today. They watched Babykins this morning so my husband and I could go on a date (don’t worry, you don’t have to gag thinking about us planning a date to commemorate our date-a-versary. We planned this before I realized what today was). We went to a fashionable diner for brunch. It wasn’t as ritzy as the fancy restaurant and we wound up sitting next to a couple we suspected might be homeless, but it was delicious food. We could also afford it. Then, we stopped at Walgreens to get my husband some ibuprofen for a headache he couldn’t shake and I grabbed some autumn decorations at 90% off. We ended our date with a quick stop at a gourmet popcorn shop to pick up a treat for us (and buy a little thank you gift for my parents). Today’s date may have had less cliche, romantic moments like flowers and a fancy dinner, but it was still a lovely morning.
Yesterday was our 5th wedding anniversary. It was also our first anniversary since we became parents.
Okay, technically we were parents last year, but Babykins was still in-utero. It was easy to bring her with us and impossible to leave her with a babysitter.
Anyway, my husband and I decided to go on our first date in almost 11 months to celebrate our anniversary. My parents graciously watched Babykins for a couple of hours so we could go out to eat.
We had this conversation on the way to the restaurant:
3 years ago today my husband and I said our “I wills” (because the LSB doesn’t have us say “I do”). Being a seminary couple, we’ve had a lot of chaos in our first few years of marriage. On the bright side, we can’t say that there has been a dull moment!