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My Family

Saturday, October 28, 2017

October Date Nights

I was a little nervous how having a second baby would affect date night, but it hasn’t been an issue at all. We are still dating right along. ;) After a year of this though, I’m having trouble coming up with original creative ideas...if you have any ideas, please share them with me!!

Here goes October!

October 5th: We built a barn door. I doubt many people will say they built a barn door for date night, haha! But, we did. The first barn door we built was supposed to go on our room, but we must have measured wrong and/or our floor is slightly uneven, because there were some issues. We couldn’t slide the door because it was hitting the floor in a few places. So, we were in a hurry to get another door built before baby #2 was born so we could have a bedroom door. Therefore, we built our 2nd barn door for date night. 

This was the first door we built...for some reason I don’t have a picture of the 2nd. But, they look identical. ;)

October 12th: We moved this date day to the 13th. Trevor was home this whole week because we had Rhett that Monday. I had been wanting to take Brooks to the zoo for awhile, but I hated being in the heat when I was pregnant. So I thought the perfect time to go to the zoo would be when Trevor was home for paternity leave and make it a family event. We had a great time! 

October 19th: We got both boys to sleep in their cribs and we sat down to write a family mission statement. We have talked about wanting to do this for awhile, so I was glad Trevor got the ball rolling and made it a date night. It’s still kind of a work in progress, so I will share once we have something more complete. 

October 26th: We went to the Tulsa Botanic Gardens. This was kind of a last minute plan, but it worked out perfectly. They are open late on Thursdays and in October the have live music. The weather was absolutely beautiful so I packed us some PBJ’s, picked Trevor up from work and the 4 of us made the trek. It was a great family outing. 

I’m so glad we didn’t skip a beat even with the arrival of baby #2! We have been pretty busy the last few months with wrapping up the house, and I’m glad that we have found a healthy balance with dedicating some date nights to house DIY stuff but also knowing when we need a break from that. I have also loved the family outings this month. I know date night is supposed to be for me and Trevor, but sometimes it’s nice to have an excuse to get the whole family out and about. I’m looking forward to November!

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