My husband and I lead a crazy life. We have three children, who are all less than two years apart. We are members of a Mothers of Multiples Group. We have preschool activities to support and contribute to, and a kindergartner with homework, parent conference, PTA meetings, and events! We both work full time jobs. We have a house to take care of, relationships with friends to nurture, and family to spend time with. I run four days a week and do races several times a year. It is an understatement to say that we are busy, busy, busy. By my count, we probably have at least 12 viable excuses for why we don't have time to nurture our marriage. 12 excuses. That's a lot.
But we also know that we NEED to nurture our relationship. Just google the statistics of how many marriages survive. Seriously. It was just me and Mr. Howard when we first got married, and it'll just be the two of us long after the kids move out. It isn't always easy to put our marriage first and, honestly, sometimes we aren't great at it. But we have a deal that we have at least one date a week. Most of those dates are at-home dates, but we were lucky enough to sneak in an Out of the House Date Night a few days ago!
My mom asked if she could hang out with Connor one day this past week and he was so excited! My darling husband asked me if I wanted to go see Hunger Games MOCKINGJAY Part 1 that night and we decided to go! My amazing brother and sister-in-law watched the kids.
Beforehand we went out to Wingstop and met my brother and sister-in-law for dinner!