Day 199: Date Day

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I’ve been wanting to go on a date with my husband, and today the stars aligned. Each of the kids went with a friend for a sleepover. Thank God, for friends.

We got up early and got the house ready for April and Steve to arrive tomorrow and then we headed out to Amsterdam. As soon as we were ready to go, it started to snow!!

I am still fascinated by the snow and am awestruck by it. It also makes me want to stay inside when it snows so I can stay warm and hibernate. But today, I fought past my desire to stay indoors and walked to the tram stop with my honey, wondering what the heck I was doing. It took awhile for me to actually be happy being outdoors, but in the end, I was glad to have ventured out.

We enjoyed exploring a new part of the city and finding a wonderful place for a slow paced, 5 course dinner. It sure was nice to have time alone together without any interruptions. And dinner was fabulous!! I loved the artistic presentation of the food and enjoyed every bite.

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Thanks to our friends who kept out kids tonight! I’m sure they are happy and so are we! Goodnight, y’all!

6 thoughts on “Day 199: Date Day

  1. What a great pictures! I love the flowers and the food looks amazing, that picture with the red bike is the best, I am glad you are having a great time there! Mark is in Amsterdam right now but will fly to Oslo.

    Have fun with the snow, it is sunny out here, a bit cold last week but it is warming up again.

    Enjoy your stay, maybe I’ll visit you in the Spring!

    big hugs, Pauline xo

  2. Thanks for sharing! The dinner looks fabulous. Just curious–do they celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Netherlands like we do in the States? I really enjoy hearing about the holidays and customs in Europe. Thanks for keeping us posted!

    • I’m not so sure… There isn’t as much marketing nor are people talking about it nor making valentines or planning parties. The stores are not trying to sell you as much as they do in the states either. There is a bit of the love spirit but nothing like the states!!

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