last week, we tucked one of our babies into bed (the other two would go to bed within the hour after we left), and hopped on the train to head to the west village for dinner. josh looked so dapper as we left the apartment in his tie. so fancy! i love that man in his ties. :) as we were leaving, he said, “i put on my skinny jeans for you.” and we laughed so hard. haha! i love his skinny jeans and he hates his skinny jeans. the night was obviously off the best possible start ever. ;)
dating after kids is so hard sometimes. there are just a million other things that feel like they take priority sometimes which is weird. because they don’t. i love our family and our work and life a lot, but i also love when josh and i have time alone together. to go for a walk, or sit on a stoop and just talk. we had forgotten how busy restaurants get late in the evening when it’s not 5pm (which is when we usually go these days with the kids), so we sat at the bar at the restaurant for a little while waiting for a table. we started such a great conversation that carried us through dinner and then through a long walk around the village afterwards and i really needed that. i’m thankful for this best friend of mine, who is fortunately also my husband, too.
a few photos we took during the night…
i said this on instagram early this week, but sorry for always wearing a hat that always hits you when we try to take pictures together, josh. i might be 30 now, but i still have not grown out of my hat phase.
brownstone stoops done right in the village.
we’d walked by this restaurant maybe a week earlier with the kids, and josh had mentioned he’d always wanted to try it. i feel like we’ve walked by it at least 1,200 times over the years, and i am such a seafood paella lover (although i still haven’t found a place that makes it as good as my dad’s), so it just felt right.
PAELLA! (my dress felt so tight after that dinner. lol. i thought i was going to bust it. haha!)
when josh says, hold on a minute! and runs outside with the camera. it was hard for me to play cool. i wanted to laugh so bad.
here’s to more date nights in our future. they are good for my soul. love you, josh.