Thursday, January 24, 2008

Super Awesome Date Night

Okay, so the title kind of gives it away. It has been a couple of months since Jon and I have had a real date night. You know, the kind where you actually change clothes and get ready for it?

Usually, if we are lucky, Jon and I can go out to dinner twice each week - once during the week and after church on Sunday with family. We usually just strap in the kiddo and go to Chili's.

But I'm going out of town this weekend to work on finishing my scrapbooks (from my WEDDING five years ago). So Jon decided to surprise me with a date night! He came home and said we had a reservation at a restaurant that required business casual attire (what, no jeans??). I was a little concerned about JD at a business casual restaurant with tablecoths, but I figured we could leave if he was a mess.

So I got dolled up and Jon changed into some nice clothes and we even got JD dressed up in a sweater and corduroys. How fun! The restaurant was Lavendou's, a French Provencal restaurant nearby.

The waiter was so nice to JD and brought him some noodles to play with. JD was on his BEST behavior. He did so well! The atmosphere was so cozy and warm. Jon and I really enjoyed our food. I ordered a salad with warm goat cheese and pine nuts and lamb with roasted potatoes and ratatouille. Jon got a duck and pork terrine and venison with roasted potatoes and green beans. It was SO good!

Of course, we capped off the dinner by splitting a chocolate mousse cake that was so rich and decadent. It was just perfect!!

Jon and I actually had time to just sit and talk during dinner. We reminisced about our trip to France and how much we missed Provence. We weren't rushed since JD was in a great mood. He tried some of our potatoes, green beans and tomatoes. I even let him have the teeniest-tiniest bite of cake on his very own tiny silver spoon that the waiter brought.

I left the restaurant feeling relaxed, refreshed and revitalized AND reconnected with my sweet husband. All things that are tough to come by these days as a stay-at-home mom.

What a fabulous date night!!


Stephanie said...

I'm glad y'all had a good time! Sounds like a great place!

Becky said...

Sounds great! I am amazed at how well JD did, that's awesome.

Heather said...

How fun! Next time, let us know and we will keep JD...