by laura janning

Things are "Heating Up" On Date Night!

November 2, 2012

I think the one thing that has changed more than anything since we had our kids, is Date Night. Not only are the occurrences more rare and treasured, but the locations have changed as well. Before kids it was fancy restaurants, concerts and movies. Heck I even wore make-up and my favorite skinny jeans and heels!   Now our favorite makeout date night spot is right here in our backyard.

Which isn't such a bad thing, I mean what's better than walking 10 steps out the back door to an environment that defines all the reasons that keep the sparks alive in our relationship.
Now my "hot" hunky date shows up with mums instead of red roses-but that's okay, he still makes my heart pitter patter.
And gourmet meals and wine have been traded in for gooey marshmallows and sticks, but that's okay I love smores. 
And the quiet more intimate affairs with soft music playing in the background are now shared with playful screams and the "other" loves of my life.
But that's okay too, I like these Date Nights much better!
What is your favorite Date Night spot?
Grateful for:
A loving husband



  1. Such a sweet and beautiful post! Love the location! Who wouldn't love to hangout there? Gorgeous! Love, Me

  2. I would love a date night like yours. That last picture is the sweetest.

  3. What a great spot to enjoy "date night"! Nothing like a good S'more!

  4. Sometimes just being in the truck at the same time ALONE is like a date for us, lol.

  5. This looks like the perfect date night to me!

  6. my favorite date nights are spent at home, too, only because it is a rare occurrence to have the kids off somewhere else and have a quiet house to ourselves. and if i had a fire pit like that every night would be date night.

  7. Looks like a perfect date night! What a great place... and now I'm hungry for smores. :-)

  8. What a wonderful post- It is amazing how our lives change when we have children. Including them makes our "date" all the more special-living proof of our love for each other- xo Diana
    ps. My favorite "dates"? We used to have a cruiser and spent summers living aboard the boat-going back and forth from work-it was wonderful....romantic and relaxing...

  9. you are soo great in your writing n pictures this was such a great post n your little girl is soo pretty thanks for sharing

  10. The greatest gift a Father can give his children is to love their mother.


  11. Well, me and my hubby don't have little ones at home anymore, so our Friday night dates consist of dinner away from home, lol. Nothing fancy, but doesn't matter - we're not fancy people. We just want to be "out" and enjoying each other's company. Sometimes we then go to Barnes & Noble and hang out and look through magazines in the cafe. I know - big excitement. ;-)

  12. Your patio is just gorgeous Laura and that last pic is absolutely darling! My hubby and I have date nights at home pretty much every weekend. We feed the kids and put them to bed and then make a yummy meal (or get takeout!) for just the two of us. Sometimes we eat it in the family room while watching a movie or sometimes in the dining room but either way it is something we look forward to each week!

  13. That sounds like a lot of date nights that we have had over the years. Now it is just the two of us, and our favorite date is actually a movie date and usually a matinee...lol!

  14. Looks like heaven to me. :-) Enjoy your weekend!
    xo Heidi

  15. You have inspired me to finally put my date night post up. I loved this post very much. I have 5 children and date night is so important.


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