Jason and I were blessed with a little “fun” money this weekend and instructed to spend it on something we’d enjoy doing together, so tonight, we dutifully obliged. After a day of baby-related things and trying to check items off of lists around the house, we went to dinner downtown at one of our favorite local spots. Pizza was the fare of the evening, and although I can’t handle much in the way of tomatoes or marinara these days, I can absolutely partake in the white sauce variety, which I very much enjoyed with an iced tea
The weather was so Springlike today, and iced tea made the evening feel practically Summery. There’s nothing I love more than spending an evening enjoying each other’s company in warm weather…taking walks down 8th Street and just sort of strolling along, as if there’s nothing else to worry about in the world. J and I met in the Summer and have spent countless hours strolling and frequenting the beach on nights like tonight, and I love every one of them. An evening like this one is just good for my soul.
I know that a lot is about to change very soon, but one thing we’re committed to keeping the same is the priority we’ve placed on dating each other. With the baby in-utero, it’s a little easier to head out for a care free meal or destination, but even once the little one is here, we know that he or she will be better for us making this a priority in our lives.
I love dating my husband. And I don’t plan on that ever changing
When I think about all of the joy that awaits us as we integrate the baby into our lives, I know the restaurant experience will change a bit for a while. But there will certainly still be nights when the peanut stays home, and for a few hours, it’s just us, like it’s always been. I’m so thankful that God puts people in our path who recognize the importance of this, and who willingly encourage us to make time and take time to enjoy each other. As we remind ourselves how much love there is between us and within our family, our new addition will grow to know that love as well.
I’ll probably never forget these last few weeks as Jason and Molly, before we ever became mom and dad in a more tangible sense. We’re already parents, of course, awaiting the arrival of this person we love so much, but we are Jason and Molly first…on the beach, when we fall into bed at night, and over pizza on a Saturday, when everything seems right with the world.
full. in the very of best ways,