Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Date From The Jar #3

You can read about date 1 & 2 {here} and {here}.

Nick and I wasted no time in having our first date night for July. This past Sunday we picked out one of the cheap date nights that either has very little planning or is an at home date. The stick we choose happened to be an at home date, which is exactly what we needed after a long weekend.

Where we were gonna get our Chinese food from was a given. Rolling Wok is our favorite Chinese restaurant. Every one of their meals comes with 2 crab rangoon and then we always get their egg rolls, because they are delicious.

Can you tell that I have a soft spot in my heart for anything fried?! Now I just need to develop a soft spot in my heart for exercise!

The movie was a little more work. Nick and I don't normally agree on movies. If by some odd chance we do agree they don't seem to have the movie in any Redbox near us. Thankfully it wasn't too hard to pick something out. We quickly decided on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Mostly because we still haven't seen it.

We worked hard to get Evelyn to bed early. She's been going to bed later and later it seems like lately. I think it has to do with the fact that it's still light in her room at her old bedtime and she doesn't seem to like that. It also has to do with the fact that since Nick doesn't get home till 6 most nights, he wants a chance to see her before she goes to bed. Thankfully she didn't put up any sort of a fight going to bed early.

In the afternoon I set up the coffee table in the basement with a tablecloth and some candles. I put minimal effort into it, but it still looked nice and made it feel a little more special. Thankfully that cats had only minimally messed it up before we came down. The little rascals!

While I fed the baby before bed Nick went and picked up our food. I got Sweet & Sour Chicken, my fave, and Nick got Chicken Fried Rice. I threw it on some plates so that it looked a little nicer then the styrofoam containers. We also cooked up the left over pot-stickers from our Trader Joe's Date Night. It was so much food, I couldn't come close to finishing mine, but it was so good!

Even though we had plenty of food we had to have popcorn. What is a movie without popcorn?!

The movie was good. Confusing, but good. It had been so long since we had seen part 1 that we were both a little lost at times. I'm the only one who's read the books and I can't remember any of the last book, so that was no help.

We both thought that the movie was a little long. Also we thought they broke part 1 and part 2 off in a weird spot. I don't know where else they could have done it, but it makes it so that part 2 can not stand alone as a movie at all.

It was a great date night. I can't wait till we can do our second date for this month. We have one picked out, we just haven't set a date yet. We've got to find a sitter for Evelyn.

If you've seen Harry Potter 7 Part 2, what did you think of it?

P.S. Sorry there are no pictures of Nick and I. I had totally intended on taking some, but it didn't happen. I'm going to try to actually get pictures of us next time.


  1. awh.. what a fun and romantic little date. I love that date jar idea! We need to do that! (:

  2. This date night jar is such a good idea to keep time for your partner! I know its not even nearly the same, but my partner and I have recently gotten a puppy and it seems that we're both spending way more time devoted to the puppy than each other! Will definitely be utilising this idea to help focus on each other :)


    1. While different getting a puppy can be a big adjustment! It's quite hard at times to value your relationship before other things. The date jar has really helped with that!

      I hope you had a wonderful weekend!