Several months ago, Thomas and I decided to schedule a date night once a month. We have talked about doing it over the last several years, but something always came up or we were just too busy and so it rarely happened. Now that our kids are old enough to be left at home for several hours, we committed to date night the first weekend of every month. We choose either Friday or Saturday night, whichever works best, and make a night of it. This month is our third date night so far and it is working out great. We look forward to the time that we get to spend together without the kids.
Tonight, it worked out that Camdyn went to a friend's house for the night and Nick went to a birthday party. We dropped him off and headed to Russo's, a new Italian restaurant here in town. We enjoyed the dinner, although I won't say it was just excellent. I would like to go back another time and try the pizza or one of the flat bread sandwiches. The desserts looked divine, but we decided to wait and indulge later. We finished up dinner and headed to Branch Out Conway, a paint studio with class sessions that show you how to paint a certain painting. We had never been there before, but were looking forward to trying it out. Neither of us is artistic, but they show you step by step what to do. It was a lot of fun and quite easy! The painting we did was called Two Trees in a Pod. We both painted one half of a tree and when you put them together it appears to be one. We had a blast - I can't wait to take Camdyn some time; he will love it!
BTW, the apron I am wearing was already decorated like that. I didn't realize that it is was decorated with a bikini until I was looking at these pictures at home!! No wonder the little girl sitting across from me was looking at me funny!
After leaving Branch Out, we headed to Dairy Queen to indulge in a frosty treat. Nothing like a DQ Blizzard on a warm spring evening!
Getting ready to head to bed. Will be up early tomorrow for the Toad Suck 10K - wish me luck!!