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Monday, March 23, 2009

Four Dates . . . . Nine Days

In an extremely rare circumstance, which I'm quite sure hasn't occured in the last 28 years of our marriage, my husband and I discovered that we've actually been on

four dates together in the last nine days

Usually - we try to reserve Friday nights as our "Date Night" out. But usually, even that is kind of hit and miss. So I don't know what exactly got into us this last week but we've actually had a lot of together time.

Day 1 started off with a little weekend get-away provided by a company my husband does some volunteer work for, and they were providing educational workshops for the volunteers at a beautiful hotel downtown in Salt Lake City. That was a lovely way to start things off and we hated to leave and come back to the real world back home.

Day 6 - we had some friends we don't get to see often call and invite to come join them for dinner. They live in a canyon just east of Springville, Utah - and we had a beautiful drive to travel there, and enjoyed all the signs that spring is perhaps arriving at last.

Day 8 - Alpine City's Time Out for Family - Guest speaker, and dinner at the Blue Lemon, a lovely little new bisto located in the heart of downtown Highland, Utah! We couldn't make up our minds what to order so we tried several things and can vouch for all of them . . . the sweet potato french fries, the tomato bisque soup, the oriental chicken salad and the fish tacos! Can't go wrong with any of them!

Day 9 - The Phantom at Hale Center Theatre. We have long been fans of the Hale Center Theatre and have enjoyed taking our family there over the years. Their production of Phantom was so enjoyable. A very unique story in contast to the Andrew Lloyd Webber version - it was also a beautiful musical with some great tremendous talent.

Lest you think we were neglecting our parental duties - we gathered all the little children up, handed out water bottles and granola bars before locking them in the bathroom :) (evil laugh - ah hhhhhaaaa!)

(Actually - no, Kelsie was enjoying a spring break down in St. George with her cousins and grandparents. Which is another adventure I'll be blogging about soon.

Let's just say - it's a good thing she called AFTER the hike to Angels Landing.

(don't you think that I am just Blissfulllllyyyyy Dommmmestic!)


Carolyn said...

You keep reminding me of all the things I miss about Utah!!!!

I have so many memories of Hale Theater. We started going when I was about 12.

Later I had a boyfriend who worked there...so I got to see many shows and had a few 'after hours' tours too :).

It looks like they are doing more and more. What a great time. (I don't think Dan and I have had four dates in the last 6 months :) )

Carla said...

Kudos to you and your hubby! Every parent NEEDS to ditch the kids for some ALONE time:)

Bobbi Jo said...

You have been having fun with your guy! Good for you.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I wanted to let you know I posted the recipe for the Crock-pot lemon pepper chicken on my kitchen blog if you want to get it there. http://insidebobbijoskitchen.blogspot.com/
Keep on having fun.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fabulous time and very impressive.

Joy For Your Journey said...

I am so jealous! My husband and I are usually good about dating but this past month has been horrible in that regard. One or the other of us has been out of town and for the past week he has been very sick--cold, cough, fever etc. So we have barely even talked with each other. So sad! Congrats to you though. What a fun time it appears you have had.

Shewinn8 said...

Oooo That sounds like a wonderful date. I am pretty proud to say that hubby and I have gone on a date every Friday (or an occasional emergency saturday) since we got married 26 years ago. I think we have only missed a dozen or so because of being apart or ill. It was literally my lifesaver when the kids were small. Now the fun part is that with an almost empty house we have date night in our own house. Nothing better than a rented movie, a pint of Dove Ice Cream with the chocolate ganache top and my handsome hubby. lol
Love your blog!!

susette said...

SWEET POTATO FRENCH FRIES!!! No way! I love those. I haven't had them in ages. They are BETTER than regular french fries. Oh wow, this is making my mouth water and my hips grow!

susette said...

Wait....This place is in Highland?? Please do tell where, since I'm a Utah County gal. I love fish tacos too and haven't found good ones for a long time. I'm always open for a new restaurant.

Kate said...

I love Hale Center Theater. SOunds like you have been spoiled. It is so nice to find time to go and do great things with our husbands every once in a while.

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