The Perfect Date

Here we are, about to make the leap from two to three—from you and me to mom and dad. We’re soaking up the time we have left together before life is forever changed. Last night I asked you what your idea of a perfect date would be—you talked about the ocean and the water, about the beach and boats—and if you could really truly do anything…a few days away in the Caribbean. You asked me the same—what the perfect date would be. I talked about camping under the stars, sitting by the fire at night, biking, hiking, and tubing—that would be the perfect date for me.

We can’t go far from home right now—not with this baby ready to come whenever he pleases. So there will be no Caribbean vacations or nights in a tent under the stars—not right now at least.

But today we found a way to spend time together—outside, on the water…combining what bits and pieces we could of our ideal date ideas. We rented a canoe and took off together down the river—soaking up the sun and the breeze and the stillness of the water—and more than anything, the time together away from everything else.

PicMonkey Summer CollagePanorama 1PicMonkey Collage Row

Water Panorama

Baby Belly Crop

Food Collage

Ice cream and lemonade from the corner store. Burgers and fries from our favorite burger stand. And homemade strawberry limeades when we were sunburnt and ready to call it a day—I would call it a perfect day, a perfect date, and a perfect day with you.

Kiss Monkey B&WIn a few days we celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary—just two days before our baby is due. Thank you darling, for the best six years of my life. It won’t always be just me and you but you—you will always be my favorite.

Us Monkey B&W

 

11 thoughts on “The Perfect Date

      • I had a Lamaze teacher once tell our group that inside the mother’s womb is a list of all the ways to drive parents crazy. She went on to say that a child is not born until it learns ALL the ways to drive you crazy for the rest of you life…. I think she was right! 😉 Good luck, thinking of you and praying for you.

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    • It was such a special day and such a sweet memory I’ll always hold in my heart. Learning already that time together takes work and effort…it doesn’t just happen…but it’s so worth it. The baby says hi and that he can’t wait for you to get here NEXT WEEK!!!! 8] I told him we’re all waiting for *him* to get here next week and he got all quiet…???…what is he up to?

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