Saturday, October 5, 2013

Year of Dates: October

Our October date was today!  Yep, that's right...just a matter of HOURS after the September date!  Our date this month was mini golf & pizza.  We had so much fun!!

We went to our local Putt-Putt for our golf game.

If you know my husband at all, you know that it was just a matter of moments after our arrival when the inappropriate jokes began.  (Ok, I'll admit it.  If you know me well, you know I was actually the first one to make a joke.)

For you Texas folks in your mid 30s-mid 40s, you'll be happy to know that Putt-Putt still has this sticker on their door.  Man...I wish I still had my D-FY-IT card from 1989!  I could've saved some serious change today.  Ha Ha!

Our game was hilarious.  The wind was blowing like crazy so the balls kept blowing around.  I had a hair tie in my purse so I had yank my hair up into a ponytail to keep it out of my face.  Neither of us are any good at mini golf, so it was a blast to make up new rules as we went.  Did you know that if the ball is still moving, you can stop it with your foot whack it back in the opposite direction without losing a stroke?  And in case you didn't know, golf played like pool, pinball or hockey is way more fun than regular golf!  Try knocking your opponent's ball off course or away from the hole for extra points.

On the final hole, Larry climbed up on the platform, got down on his hands & knees and used his putter like a pool cue.  I love this crazy man!

The standard date picture....pardon the weird angle & windblown hair.  I couldn't delete this though....Larry is actually smiling!!!  He hates pictures, so this one was a winner!

Inside the golf place, there are a bunch of really OLD video games.  Half of them have out of order signs that have probably been there since 1993.  I wish I had a pocketful of quarters to waste on this one!
I was red & he was blue.  (Um, yeah...we covered that in the jokes mentioned above.)

My favorite hole at the course!

My attempt at an artsy golf picture with my cell phone.  ha ha!

 The butterflies on these flowers on the course were so pretty.

And of course, the standard concrete animals to watch our golf game!

 The sight of our romantic date night dinner

I can hardly believe our Year of Dates is almost over, but lucky for me, Larry has requested the same date again this year for Christmas!  I'm already planning next October's date!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Year of Dates: September

Since September is Larry's birthday month, this month, the date night was his choice.  It was up to him to pick a place to go eat & a movie to watch.  (Because honestly, we can never agree on a movie so I told him this time he could totally pick whatever he wanted & I would go see it with him.)
We never had a night to do both things in one night, so we had to split it up.

About 2 weeks ago, we used a gift card and visited a new restaurant.  (Not new to town, but new to us--we had never been before!)

All we knew was that the food was sort of a 'fancy' version of mexican food.  And yep...that was right.  I selected veggie enchiladas & this (bottom picture) was my plate.  There is nothing at all wrong with the food, but for a girl from East Texas who is used to Tex-Mex, this was way different than what I was expecting.  It wasn't bad tasting, just different.

Tonight we were finally able to follow up with the 2nd half of our September date.  When we went to the restaurant a couple weeks ago, Larry told me that there was a movie coming out later in the month that he'd really like to see.  So since we didn't really have time to go to the theater then, we decided to wait until this movie made its way to the theater before we went.  And wow.  What a movie!

Larry chose the movie "Prisoners".  I will not give away the whole story, but I will tell you that it was definitely not one I would've picked out to see.  But, dang, it was good.  Essentially, Hugh Jackman's character's daughter is abducted with a neighborhood friend and he goes on the hunt to find her and will stop at nothing to get the story out of her abducter.  In the very end, the whole story comes together & you learn the history of each character---which is way deeper than you would EVER guess.  It's very intense!  (And by the way, if you go see it, the end of the movie STINKS....just fair warning--and it's not what you may think!)  Here's the trailer for the movie.

And do you want to hear something fun?  Tomorrow we are going to have October's date night!!!!!!