As you know, work and home-life balance is high on my priority list. It had been a while since Big B and I had some "just us" time, so I was really looking forward to our time together.
You see, Big B and I don't have any family living closer than a three hour drive. No chance for Little A to just hang out at Grandma's or for Big B and I to just drop her off every once in a while to get some stuff done. Nor do we have any reliable baby-sitters in our area. Our neighborhood is very small with no teenagers. And because we commute so far, most of our friends live in the city where we work. It stinks really. (I know, insert pity party here!) So, my dear in-laws drove three hours to make our little jaunt possible. God bless 'em!
Let me just say we had an absolute blast. We went to four different, ahem, "establishments" and enjoyed a beverage and a snack at each one. We played a few rounds of pool, AND I even convinced Big B to slow dance with me!!! We even made it home before midnight...
NOT in keeping with my budgeting and getting out of debt goals, we did spend a little more than I would have liked. But I honestly believe you can not put a price on some good ol' quality time (and a few slow dances with the hubby).
I send a huge thank you to my fabulous in-laws for making it all possible. Now, it's time to figure out some good "cheap" date nights for next time. I'm excited to hear your suggestions!