I am having a really really hard time finding a babysitter around here. Which you would think is weird since we live in a college town. But no. We lucked out with a wonderful babysitter in South Carolina (hi, Allison!), and left behind our super Annie back in Illinois. They were both amazing. And I wish I could ship them to us. right. now. So I haven't gotten much extra done for myself (meaning- no diy here lately) and Brian and I have not really gone out together except when family is visiting. So we don't have much of a choice but make it family nights out when we feel like having a date.
Our town just had a mini-festival in its downtown area last Friday evening, so we all packed up to join in the fun. It wasn't much more than the shops having little open houses, but there was quite a few little bands playing live music on the sidewalks. And there is nothing we enjoy more than a good dance party. I swear, my littles hear music at the grocery store and start grooving. Never mind that we were the ONLY ones dancing to the music, we had fun! And I think we entertained quite a few people, too.
And Brian and I picked up a belated anniversary present to ourselves. We do traditional gifts, and the 9 year anniversary gift is pottery. We had decided to pick out something together, and when I saw this owl, I knew I had to talk Brian into it.