Sunday, April 3, 2011

On The Town


We went on a real, live date tonight.

We hired a babysitter. Two of them, if you really must know.

I wore earrings and mascara.

First, we did a little Top Shelf retail therapy from the clearance racks of Target.

I scored a dress, a shirt, a pair of shoes, a pair of socks and a magazine for $40 total.

Woooot.

Since this was a real date and all, we went to a real dinner at an amazing local restaurant, Kelly Jae's Cafe.

It was gusty.

But oh, the food.

It could nearly make you weep, the food.

The light was low and the good camera was in the car, but it bears showing.

After dinner, we walked across the street to The Electric Brew.

Our friend's band, Wilson's Reservoir, was playing.
This was my first time hearing them, and I was blown away.


I would hereby like to declare Alt/Country/Folk my official genre.

I can dig a song that makes you wanna stomp and sway.

I can get lost in a country road lyric.

Check them out here. (Too Too Bad. Oh yes.)

I had one of those moments, tonight. The kind that tops me off with contentment and joy and down-low peace.

I'm thankful for my friends.

Cory is a heck of a date.

I love my life.

And also?

German chocolate brownies.



*Photos 2, 5, 6-8 courtesy of my main squeeze.

46 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful date night.

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  2. Me again! Just checked out Wilson's Reservoir page. They're really good. My little bro is in Goshen and I'm going to send him their link on facebook. I'd love to see them play sometime. Thanks for the tip!

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  3. It does feel good to get out on an adult date once in a while, where there isn't competition for 'talk time' with the little ones. Glad you enjoyed yourselves! Have a wonderful Sunday:)

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  4. awww, love a good date. We're going on one tomorrow! :) You look sooo purty!!

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  5. Yay date night and target. Your hair looks good gusty. BTW I'm hearing the angels callin' as I type this, hearing their voices ringin' in my head. Hey! ;)

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  6. Sounds wonderful! I just stumbled upon your blog and am a big fan!

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  7. I love real dates!!! They are so refreshing.

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  8. big fat smile.

    oh, and let's talk about your necklace. i'm digging it.

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  9. you look as cute as a bug in a rug. I love your life too. And mine. And you.

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  10. Look at you in your fancy earrings on your fancy date night! Love it. Sounds like the best time.

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  11. You are so pretty! : )
    Earrings AND mascara...now that is all sorts of amazing : )
    Glad you had fun. Love, Becky

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  12. We sooooo wanted to go, too. But alas, we were sitter-less. Looks like it was a GREAT time!

    BTW, did you find the book? :)

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  13. glad you had an amazing time. i still haven't had the chance to try out kelly jae's but oh do i want to. it sounds/looks amazing! and well, you know me, the chocolate brownie from the electric brew looks equally divine.

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  14. You clean up real good with your fancy mascara and local music. I'm gonna take this opportunity to pretend I was not jealous through the whole darn post. Amen.

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  15. Awww, you DO have a wonderful life! And is there anything half as good as hearing live music, especially when you're a parent of littles and don't get to do such things very often? How fun!

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  16. well look at you all gussied up:) and that necklace...it looks fab on you!! that was some really fancy food...holy cow. your alone time and to think i kept texting you...sorry:(

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  17. looks like a positively fabulous night out. really like their music. one of my fave genres, too. if you haven't yet, you must check out The Civil Wars. you will love.

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  18. Hi!
    I just found your blog and I love it! You have a beautiful family and a wonderful way of life. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

    Your date night looked awesome! Don't you love those moments that remind us how wonderful our life is? I bet you went home checked on your sweet kiddos and just sighed with contentment. LOVE IT! :)

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  19. so so sweet! we just had a date night on friday and it was lovely...too rare, but very nice to get away for a while :)

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  20. Lovely. Everything. Especially the earrings. Happy Date NIGHT!

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  21. Love Target, Love Date Night, Love cool coffee shops with awesome music and LOVE that Brownie thingamajig! YUM!

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  22. You are such a cutie. Oh a good date is the best. A good date with good food and live music? Swoon.

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  23. Dates are the BEST!! You took some really good photos girly!

    I have a date on the 15th of April... I'm so looking forward to it!!

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  24. Just the brownies alone would be worth dressing up for. law.

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  25. I just found you, and your blog makes me very happy. Another reader that's here to stay :)

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  26. So much fun! I've been known to devote entire blog posts to the items I purchase in the clearance section at Target--much love! I love seeing your date night. We're going to a concert on April 16th. We're seeing the Avett Brothers, who are amazing!!! My husband and I haven't been out on a real date, well, it's too long to remember when. I'm getting so excited after seeing your fun night out. You look super cute, too! Now I have to decide what I'm going to wear to the concert. It's been years since I've been to a live show, maybe Weezer c. 2001.

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  27. Amazing how a night out can change your outlook on life!!

    XO,
    Janie

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  28. If we lived in the same town, we would be best friends. the very bestest of friends. just sayin. ;)

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  29. oh, there really is nothing like a good old-fashioned date, is there? sounds like a great evening!

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  30. Truly dreamy. I honestly can't remember the last date Dan and I had.
    We really all need to take a double date in Nashville and catch some Americana shows sometime. You must also start tuning in to the Globe radio station out of Goshen 91.1. You will never turn it off!

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  31. It's so nice to get out. You guys look like you had a great time. Make sure to do it regularly. It really does help. I may need a german chocolate brownie in the near future.

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  32. Yeah date night, so fun, and a good one at that!

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  33. You made my hometown look so dreamy! Love it! And the Brew? Our favorite end to a date night as well. We're all over that. Hip hip hooray for date nights! Glad you had a good time.

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  34. Glad you had fun! Hey, by the way....you havin' a garage sale on Maple Syrup weekend?

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  35. You are adorable.

    I'm envious that you were able to go without a coat! I DREAM of that day!

    Why does your small town seem so cool? I love mine, but we do not have bands at cool coffeehouses and lots of hip young people.

    Glad you had a wonderful date night!!

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  36. Seems like a great kind of date night. Good for you guys!

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  37. Great date night!

    I popped on over from Farmgirl Paints and I'm your newest follower. I love your blog and I may sit here and read every post right now. You have such a great style of writing and the photos are beautiful!

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  38. What an awesome night!
    Can't wait to have one of those soon myself. ;-)

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  39. I had a wonderful week of music myself I will be posting about it soon, that looks like a blast! I wish I could have gone with you!

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  40. You are so pretty.

    bye.

    People are going to think I'm creepy.

    bye for real this time.

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  41. So glad you two were able to get a night out together--sounds wonderful. You definitely can't pass up good food, good music, and a great date! :) Love the pictures!

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  42. you are such a cutie!
    real dates are grand. and german chocolate brownies? holla!
    xo

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  43. The Electric Brew in Goshen??

    Kev and I had a life changing 'come to Jesus' meeting in that coffee shop almost 14 years ago to the date...

    He walked away knowing we were getting married...I thought we were going to continue to court intercontinentally...

    Turns out he was right. :)

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