Sunday, May 15, 2011

Steppin' Out Saturday

Last night, Shawn and I stepped out to a nice dinner together: ALONE!  After FOUR weekends in a row of failed attempts and canceled plans, we were finally able to steal a few hours all to our married selves.  It was absolutely perfect.  My dad came over and sat with the girls and they were able to spend some quality time with their Papa.  I wonder if grandparents know how truly thankful we are for their help, their willingness to  give of themselves so that we can take a breathe and be still for a moment?  We ate a delicious meal of crab, shrimp, and salmon, caught up on a week's worth of conversation, and then came home to a sugared up seven year old and baby asleep on her Papa's chest.

15 comments:

Joyful Sparrow said...

Such a beautiful heart you have.. and a lovely style of writing. Thank you for sharing!

kristensoileauphoto said...

Your girls are so beautiful!! So happy you and your man got a night alone:)
Have a great Sunday!!
-Kristen

Alyssa said...

I'm glad you were able to get a night out with your husband. I know my dad and stepmom sometimes struggle with that with their three kids. Also, your sandals are super cute! Have a great Sunday!

Hilary@BabyMooHoo said...

yay for date night! you three girls all look great.

& you're so right about feeling gratitude for grandparents. i don't know what we'd do without them!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

What a cute little family!

A Lost Feather said...

aw, so cute! grandparents are the best :) i don't have children just yet, but i remember being little and getting to stay with my grandma.. it was always so much fun.. and i knooow my parents appreciated how much help she was to them.

ah.. the bright angel trail in the grand canyon would be amazing to hike. i was planning on doing that when i went, but it was completely iced over still! one day :)

Sylvia C. Hall said...

love the flowy top... and your hair is so pretty!
you look great with your girls!

thanks for your sweet commment at my blog... I'm trying to 'enjoy' these last few months, but honestly, I am SOOOO ready to not be pregnant!

have a great new week!
Sylvia

Little Gray Pixel said...

I love the top you're wearing. Very pretty!

Sarah said...

You guys always have the most adorable outfits! That red on your toenails is PERFECT - what a great color for the summer. I'm also in love with the necklace - but I've never heard of The Buckle. I'll have to find it and check it out sometime!

Elena (Running in Heels After Child) said...

You all look great. I hope you enjoyed Date night, you are so fortunate to have family who can come love on your babies so you can go out.

Enjoy,

elena

Olivia Grace said...

Thank you all so much! Isabelle loves doing these posts and I think it's fun to have these for later to look back on. Sarah: The Buckle is great! Look it up online!

She Said... said...

Your family is so cute! Love your style!

lizziedoesit said...

aw man. i wish i had a dad like yours. date night is so important and SO glad you and your hubby got that alone time. it totally gives you a new energy ;) thanks for stopping by my blog! i love connecting with new people! XO Liz

kristensoileauphoto said...

Your girls are so beautiful!! So happy you and your man got a night alone:)
Have a great Sunday!!
-Kristen

A Lost Feather said...

aw, so cute! grandparents are the best :) i don't have children just yet, but i remember being little and getting to stay with my grandma.. it was always so much fun.. and i knooow my parents appreciated how much help she was to them.

ah.. the bright angel trail in the grand canyon would be amazing to hike. i was planning on doing that when i went, but it was completely iced over still! one day :)