one day, two dates, three boys

I was a very lucky mama yesterday, I got to go on two whole dates! I never go on any dates, so two in one day is kind of a big deal for me. My first date was with this handsome gentleman here…


Or should I say slightly grubby gentleman who is looking kind of annoyed with me because he hadn’t even got out of his work truck before I started snapping pictures of him for this post.

Yesterday morning Jason broke down at work so he was home in time to go back to bed. When we got up Grandpa was called and he and I took ourselves on a little trip across the border to the casino in Bonners Ferry. Gambling isn’t really my thing but Jason likes it so we pretty much set a limit for him and I sit at a penny machine and don’t even get through twenty dollars before he is done. I really can not get my head around the whole excitement of *almost* winning, I look more at the definitely lost part of the equation. I guess it isn’t for everyone.

Then we went for lunch at the restaurant in the casino…if you can ignore the terrible décor that looks like the worst part of the 90s *even though I think it was done later* they have decent food, the french fries are super yummy and there is beautiful view overlooking the Kootenay River.

After lunch we ran a few errands, I stopped at the quilting store, Alley Fabric Nook, to buy a new quilting ruler and may or may not have bought a little bit of fabric. This might be sitting on my sewing table at the moment waiting for me. I am pretty sure that I have heard it whisper my name more than once today. Then we zoomed back to Canada, stopped to pick up the kids and were home in time for Jason to go to bed at 2.

I know it doesn’t sound very romantic or exciting, but sometimes even just a few hours with Jason away from the kids is just what I need.

My second date of the day was with him…


and him…


We took ourselves on a little trip to the theater while daddy was sleeping to see Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Popcorn was eaten, a giant root beer was shared and everyone had a good time.

When we got home it had rained and outside just smelled delicious.

I didn’t really think that this was quite worthy of a whole post, but sometimes it is just nice to reflect on a good day. On days that my boys are driving me insane I can look back on this and remind myself of how lucky I am.



  1. Dates to remember always. No matter how busy life gets, celebrating with our family is a top priority. Whenever me and my wife surprise our son with a lunch date at school, the joy and excitement on his face just fills up the room just like your sons in this pictures. As parents, these are amazing, happy days are made of.

    1. Thanks for kind of affirming that for me. We tend to kind of get caught up in our day to day so when we have days like these I guess it is always good to make a special effort to remember it.

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