Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A New Weekly Tradition...

The kids and I went grocery shopping last night. When we got home, John informed us that he wanted to start a new weekly ritual. He wanted to get the kids into bed by 8:45 so that he and I could have a glass (or two) of wine on the front porch and just talk. I was all for it!

So we played Kylie's new 5 Little Monkeys game and then got the kids into bed (they weren't in bed until 9:00, which is better than I thought we'd actually get them in). I put some dessert in the oven, we poured the wine and headed out.

The weather was gorgeous! We sat in our rocking chairs and talked about everything from neighbors to jobs to family. When we went inside I was shocked to see it was 11:00!

I really hope we can keep this up every week!


Anonymous said...

Love it!


Sherry said...

Totally awesome. You two need that time alone!!! It will only strength your ideal life and the friendship that comes from it, well priceless. Also the kids get a good nights sleep and all are HAPPY the next day. I am sure you can keep that weekly tradion up with no problem. Sheer heaven, right?

Daddy Dan said...

That's a great idea, Debbie!

I just might have to institute that with my wife. Thanks for the idea!

Christy said...

That is so wonderful!!! I would love to do something like that. For us timing just doesn't work right now though. My parents always do a morning cup of coffee on the deck, it is the cutest thing.