It’s very rare for the hubby and I to actually get time alone.  It usually only happens twice a year, our anniversary and the day we do our taxes.  So, unlike most of America, I really love our tax day.  We normally get a refund so it’s also a good day where we get talk about home improvements, vacations and other fun purchases.

This year hubby gave me the choice of going out or picking something for him to make us for dinner.  I really thought about it.  He’s an awesome cook and makes many, many, many things that I really love to eat.  When it came down to it though, I wanted to go out.  I just wanted to enjoy his company and the evening – away from our messy house or anything else that might cause us stress.

We went to a great place called Brick Street Bar & Grill.  Silly us, we didn’t even think about it being Valentine’s Weekend nor did we think about making reservations.  We just showed up at dinner time.  The wait was 45 minutes for a “first available” table.  We waited in the bar.  I can’t even tell you how long it’s been since I’ve sat in a bar.  I had the hubby order my drinks because I was completely clueless.

After about 45 minutes we were seated in the pub area.  Our food was delivered quickly, we barely finished our appetizer when our salads were delivered.  About the time our dinners were brought to our table, live music started.  There was a man who sang and played guitar and a woman singer.  Hubby requested a song, it happened to be “our song” – Wonderful Tonight.

You have to understand, he’s the romantic one.  He’s always the one to think of flowers, chocolate, songs, etc.  This is something I need to work on.  We are so opposite in this area.

Dessert was Chocolate Seduction – a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and chocolate sauce.  Yummy!  It was so good, but I’m glad that we shared.

After that we went home and snuggled up with some wine and a movie.  What better movie than Grosse Pointe Blank?  No? Doesn’t scream date night to you?  We just LOVE that movie!!!  Maybe because it’s a Michigan movie, or maybe it’s because it’s a John Cusack film, or maybe it’s just that crazy story line, but it’s one of our favorites.

It was a wonderful night.  I wish we could have date nights more often.  I felt so connected to my husband, my best friend.  We were able to talk without being interrupted a million times and we were able to watch a whole movie without having to stop and take care of one of the kids.  And, we were able to snuggle on the couch – which we never get to do anymore.