on our first date of christmas, we shared a hot chocolate together in the late afternoon at madison square park’s shake shack! it was a date that almost didn’t happen, and technically to some, it might not even be considered a date. we were out finishing up a few errands with the littles on saturday when they both fell asleep for their naps in the stroller. it was freezing out so we debated racing home to try to get a few things done while they slept, but the focus behind these dates this season is to really just spend more time together, as it can be hard in general with busy schedules and work and kids and even harder around the holidays. so we took advantage of even 30 minutes alone together and simply walked around new york with a treat in hand.
in my mind, those most simplistic moments of just being with the one you love most (and in the city you love most, too) is kind of my most favorite sort of date.