I think one of the main things we struggled with when we were living away from home, was how hard it was to go out on dates.
Since we met we have always made friday night dates a priority – they’re very very important to us. We’ve never wanted to become complacent with each other, and stop putting in effort – so for us it’s been a great way to avoid that. I honestly think going out regularly reminds us of why we started in the first place.
I remember when we got engaged friends teased me dating would end, and then they told me again when we were married, and i was so happy when they were wrong. That is until we had kids in a country far away from our families… and sadly, they were right that time. I really hate it when mean people get to be right sometimes, don’t you?
The problem was that we didn’t trust anyone to look after our kids. We tried – but could’t find a decent babysitter. And we found we really really missed those times out together.
So of course as soon as we got home we started going out again. Our priority list went something like this: Step 1- move home, Step 2- go on a date hehehehe. And it has been wonderful! We’ve been back to so many of our special places – and I’m thrilled that this part of our lives has been able to start again. Not to mention, I”m so grateful that we live so near to our families – and that we can trust them so wholeheartedly with our little treasures. So that when we go out, there is no worrying, no running home early. We can just enjoy our time together – and then come home to our darlings sleeping sweetly. It’s kind of perfect really.
Dress: Megan Nielsen, Highland dress, Winter 2011/12 Country Roads collection
Tights: c/o WeLoveColours (Charcoal)