Eat, O friends, and drink; drink your fill, O lovers.

kegClay and I were given a gift certificate for The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, and had been saving it for a snowy day. Last night suited us just right, as the snowflakes danced their way merrily to our frozen world. Add to that a grandma and grandpa who were very willing to come spend some time with three very special grandkids before they leave for nearly 2 months. (As an aside, Mom – I hope this doesn’t become a yearly thing. Though this being the second year already, I’m not full of hope. Just wishful thinking.)

Off we went for an 8:30 reservation for 2, no kids, just me and my man. And my camera. It goes everywhere with me now that I’ve undertaken the 365 project (blame my other blog for the fact that I’ve been neglecting posting here). I keep hearing and reading that we’re supposed to make date night of the utmost priority now that we have kids, and every time we do actually get out for a date we realize we need to do it more often. But then life runs away at the same breakneck speed, and little boys make messes, and little girls nurse the day away, and the house is a disaster, and it’s all I can do to get my kitchen clean before we head to bed and start all over again the next day. (I rarely go to bed with the kitchen dirty. It’s a sanity saver to have one corner of the house clean when I wake…and it’s good to have a clear path to the coffee maker in the morning.) Add to all the hubbub the fact that a family of five on a single income doesn’t leave a lot of frivolous spending money lying around, so date night out of the house rarely happens.

Anyway, back to yesterday. It was wonderful. Delicious. We started with baked garlic shrimp, followed by house salad for me and Caesar for Clay. I think that’s when the bread basket arrived. Mmmm…… Drinks? Rickard’s Red for Clay and Newcastle for me. The main course meant a three mushroom sirloin for me and a New York striploin for Clay, along with amazing potatoes and veggies. Dessert? Of course. Three little shot glasses of delight – a carrot cake for each of us, and a brownie to share. Oh yum. We chatted, laughed, and thoroughly enjoyed each others company. I’m so glad I married that man!

We came home to a sad little girl, so once she was settled and put back to bed, we finished off the night watching 24. There’s really no better tv show in the history of the world. If you like action, you’ll love Jack Bauer. We finished season 7 so we are all caught up and ready for season 8 next month! It’s going to be so hard to watch only one episode each week rather than 2/night like we have been!

It was so wonderful to take some time out of the crazy busy Christmas season and just relax with my wonderful husband, enjoy some great food and marvel and how great our God is. We definitely want to make this a Christmas tradition from now on.

3 Responses to “Eat, O friends, and drink; drink your fill, O lovers.”

  1. Becky Fehr Says:

    Oh what a nice post:) YUM! We have had a coupon for the KEG for (cough) months now and not found the umph to just go… I hear you on the date thing, we are terrible at out of the house dates! After years of no family near by we are stuck in a habit of free dates at home. We also do things like rent seasons and watch together and if there is a cup of tea included we count that as a date. We have found lots of affordable date ideas out there too so don’t freat about being single income (we are there too) it is possible to find fun for free! or near free! We finally used the gift certificate we had for john’s that we got when Dannan was born… she is three and a half…;P

    Can I say YUM again after reading your post!? My biggest desire is to find a way to have double dates!! I have pals who apparently do it a lot but it is something my man and I haven’t really tried.

  2. Kendall Says:

    So glad you guys had an evening together. And can I just say: I’m a Newcastle fan, too! :) When Kurt and I got our “date” night last Friday (Peyton stayed overnight at the farm) we had Big Rock Traditional Ale: very Newcastle-y. :)
    Merry Christmas, Kim!

  3. e Says:

    some blogs make me cry, but this one makes me drool.

    it’s been forever since i read your blog. i’ll have to grab a latte and catch up. :)

    good to see you got out for a date. the keg is one of our favs. it’s so hard, but so essential to make time with your spouse a priority, even when you have little ones who require so much attention. good for you!!

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