Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mila is One Month!

~ eight pounds, four ounces and twenty and a half inches long at one month check up
~ four hours of sleep one night and six hours the next!  (Although, I haven't done it since.)
~ rolling over even though Mom told me I was too young
~ holding my head up longer than I should 
~ meeting so many friends and future playmates 
~ first out of town trip to Williamsburg to meet my cousins

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A New Kind of Date Night

This time, the cocktail selection included a bottle.  
This time, the dance in the living room added a new partner. 
This time, the conversation changed ever so slightly.
This time, the snuggles weren't just reserved for us. 
And it was our new happy.  

When the temperature hits record highs in November, Iowans know they must take advantage of it, no questions asked.  Because, all too soon, winter will creep in and never end.  So, when the forecast called for upper 70s, I didn't have to convince Casey to grill me some steak and shrimp.  

And, by turning off the television, turning on the music, and focusing on each other, we could create our own date night right at home.  

Pandora created our tone and mood for the night with Jack Johnson's radio station.  It was as if Jack and Pandora had planned it for us.  

"Everything" by Michael Buble popped on and demanded we dance.  This was the first song we danced to as a married couple.  We scooped Mila up and told her the story of Mom and Dad's first dance and wedding day.  

Then, as if on cue, "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz came on as we sat down to eat.  The song from our wedding ceremony.  The song that immediately makes me think of my husband and our love.  The song that captures our relationship perfectly.  It could not have been planned better.  Mila gave us twenty uninterrupted minutes to enjoy cocktails, food, and each other.  

And we were reminded of the love that created our precious little girl.