What would you do with one night? Normally we out the kids to bed, journal, talk about what is happening the next day, and maybe watch a short show before heading to bed. For this night we got to have a meal and chat about anything we wanted, uninterrupted. We shared ideas and cool things we had heard about like scientific discoveries and inventions. (I love when we geek out together.) We watched a funny movie and discussed the validity of trying some of the ridiculous things in real life. We laughed. We ate. We talked. We cuddled.
After an evening in, we decided to try a night out. For bedtime we set out camp hammocks up on the deck. At first my husband tried stringing up some lights "to make it a little more romantic", but I assured him nature itself was more beautiful to me.
The stars were hidden behind dense clouds that have hung over the area for a couple weeks now. The chances of rain were low enough we decided it was worth the risk. The leaves in the trees blew gently singing a soft lullaby. And my husband added a quiet song with his harmonica that complimented it beautifully.
I'm so grateful for this experience. I'm grateful for a date "in" and then a night out. I'm grateful for the perfect date. I'm grateful for the soft lullaby. I'm grateful for such an amazing experience. I'm grateful for the excitement to try it again soon. I'm grateful to find the hammock was more comfortable to sleep in than I imagined. I'm grateful for these unique and wonderful ideas my husband comes up with to share.
What is your perfect date? What is your perfect night out?
May we celebrate in ways that speak to our hearts. May we cherish the moments of connection. Have a beautiful day!