I figured after the wedding was over and the thank-you notes were sent out, life would settle down and our evenings would be spent relaxing together in our apartment or enjoying leisurely dates in the city. That might be the case for some newlyweds, but (sigh) not for this couple. Most days look something like this... I am up at 6am and out the door by 7:15am and arrive home around 8pm. Jake is completing his master's degree during the day and most nights his gig schedule doesn't get him home until 12am. At that point I've been asleep for hours. We joke that during the week we hardly see each-other awake. So, we've come up with a few solutions.
Early bird dates. Yes, Early bird dates and spontaneous dates and climb up the fire-escape look at the moon dates and my favorite - drive Kate to work and get coffee and bagels dates. I've realized life will always give us a million reasons to be busy and pre-occupied and overwhelmed and completely exhausted... but taking just thirty minutes to slow down and be together, and be romantic is all it takes to make the entire day a success.
Here are a few pictures from our fajita dinner and a movie date (at home)...
^^Tequila shots? Yes, please.^^
^^Steak Fajitas... seriously delicious.^^
In case you wanted to know what our date-night looked like five years ago... Dizzy's 2008 and a few photos below of current spur of the moment dates...
^^Those 15 minutes spent driving through the city together are always the best 15 minutes of my day.^^
^^Last Thursday there was one seriously bright, romantic moon lighting up the city scape^^