Sunday, September 26, 2010

A nice surprise

It has been a good weekend but sometimes they just aren't long enough, you know? Friday night the staff all got together at a co-workers new home for a sort of house warming party. We just visited and had pizza. It was really nice because we've had some stressful times here lately being understaffed and it's good to get away and just enjoy each other.

Saturday morning I met Courtney for a run. The weather was perfecto and we ran for almost an hour so we were both happy with that. I did, however have to use Kroger's facilities along the way in order to be able to make it that long though. =)

Ther rest of Saturday morning was spent cleaning - after Kennedy and I were both sick for a bit this past week, I wanted to just dunk my whole house in Clorox. Too bad it's not that easy. I had to settle for cleaning it top to bottom - whew!

Billie came over around 1 and we worked on some shower prep for Abby. Clearly I can't give it away but let me just say...oh my cuteness. =) We worked until about 5 pm and Tim said to me..."Linds, you have about an hour". Oh.....ok I thought.

You see....I've been slightly unhappy about the fact that Tim and I've not had a date night in FOREVER and I've been communicating that to him. In the latter part of this past week he said he was working on getting something together but there'd been no further mention of it so I just figured it wasn't going to happen this weekend. That is until he gave me the "you have one hour to get ready" thing. I was like "um, where are we going, what do I need to wear, whose coming to watch Kennedy, how late will we be out, etc. etc. etc." OCD Mommy coming through! Thankfully Sara Beth babysat (thanks SB!) so I was totally at ease for the evening ahead.

Much to my surprise and delight it wasn't your ho hum typical date to Applebee's and a movie. There was some thought put into this process. We went to Halls on the river, which is a restaraunt I've been wanting to try for at least a year so I was thrilled that we were finally going to go. Giddy almost truthfully. I just love trying new places. The food was really good and the atmosphere even better. I did feel like I myself had been deep fried by the time I left, but oh well. It's not an everyday thing you know? I did feel the need to detox today but it was worth it! After dinner we went to Oktoberfest at Christ the King to see The Peter Rowan Bluegrass band play. They were really good. Tim and I learned early on in our relationship that we both had a liking for bluegrass music but we've never gone to see a concert aside from Nickel Creek so it was just a well thought out date night. We had a really good time!
 We sat out on the patio and the weather was just right.
 These, my friends are deep fried oreos. We were so full from our meal we contemplated not getting them but the waiter said they were so amazing that we thought we should go ahead and try em'. Yeah...amazing is an understatement.
We clearly weren't prepared for the amount of food that would be served. You know when Tim and I are taking home three to-go containers it was a TON of food. Ha!

Thursday of this week marked my 16th week in the pregnancy so my big helper and I took some belly pictures after church today. The bump is definitely growing.


6 Weeks                                                      12 Weeks


16 Weeks                                                   16 Weeks with Kennedy


  1. Sounds like a very fun "Date Night" weekend! I'm shocked by the deep fried Oreos... mostly because we don't deep fry up here in Canada. I'll have to try one some day ;-)

    Your belly is looking adorably cute and I'm so excited to hear all about Abby's baby shower. :-)

    Have a great week! Hugs

  2. Oh WOW TIM!!! Way to go!! (maybe you could give MY husband a tip on what a date night is...he seems to have forgotten...) And, HELLO!?, you could NOT pass up the deep fried oreos...never had any but oreo + deep fried = wonderful! :) hahaha!

  3. How fun!! I love surprise dates! Tim did a good job! :) I can't wait to see what you all were working on for the shower:) Squeee!!! :)

  4. Oh my word look so beautiful in that picture!!! I cannot wait to pat your belly and talk to baby puddin'!!!!! SOOOO exciting. Of course Kennedy looks as precious as ever beside you...but that's a given. Love you!