Monday, April 2, 2012

Make Out Monday - A Night On The Town

I'm a firm believer in marriage.  A few months ago I did a series on my blog called Intentional Marriage.  (You can check out those posts here)  Marriage can be the most difficult relationship we will ever have, and also the most rewarding.  It doesn't come easy.  It takes a lot of work.  Finding taking time to get alone together is essential for a thriving marriage.  Time away from children and sometimes time away from home can do wonders for our relationship.  The Make Out Monday challenge is to go on a date at least once a month with your spouse for some intentional time together.  Your date can be at home after the kids are in bed, get a babysitter for a night out, or ask a friend or neighbor to swap sitting with you to save a little money - however you do it doesn't matter - just do it!  If you need a little inspiration, I'm offering a theme each month to kick start some ideas!

For the month of April, the Make Out Monday challenge is
A Night On The Town.
Every once in a while it is a lot of fun for us to head into the city, wait a ridiculously long time for a table at a restaurant where there is not a child to be seen, spend a little more money than we're used to, eat some fabulous food and really feel like adults!  For us that usually means heading out of our sleepy little suburb.  Luckily we don't have to drive far to engage in a little night life and perhaps spot a celebrity or two!
We booked a sitter and headed out to Santa Monica for a fabulous dinner at a little place called
Milo & Olive  Nothing too fancy, but casual, homey, divine culinary creations!  We had their famous Garlic Knot which we decided parted the clouds and descended upon us from heaven. We also ordered the House made Sausage & Grits, Hazelnut Beet Salad, and Burrata Pizza - all of which were gifts from God!
The mere energy in the room was invigorating.  We didn't get seated until about 8:30pm (when is the last time I ate dinner that late?!) and enjoyed people watching and catching up with some old friends.
After dinner, we headed to another little quaint place for dessert - truly making this
A Night On The Town!  (Shouldn't we be in bed by 9pm?) 
Sweet Lady Jane offers sweet treats that promise a night of sweet dreams!
Although we could barely keep our eyes open on the drive home! it was well worth it.  We had a marvelous time being "grown-ups" and enjoying something different from our normal evenings.
Now it's your turn!  Plan a fun Night On The Town date for you and your loved one - you've got the whole month to make it happen.
If you want to share the details of your fun date, leave a comment here.


  1. You two are too much! I really want to see the back of your hair in these pictures. Is your hair in a bun??? It looks darling and I hope to taste some of these delicious treats the next time we are in town.

  2. bun it is! Big bun at that!!! xoxox



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