Saturday, May 2, 2009

date night

Matt and I enjoyed our night hour and fifteen minutes out. We left the house around 5:45 and were back by a little after 7. We went to one of the best restaurants ever, were too full for dessert, and well, to tell you the truth, I missed Jonah. And he knew I left him, people. He stared me down when I got back. I told him it was all daddy's fault. He forced me to go. I had nothing to do with it. Honestly.

(Don't worry. He showed me. Although he had already been bathed and dried, he proceeded to mega-spit up - twice - morphine and all - all over himself, warranting a second bath and a medication free dressing change. Good times.)

On our way...


One of my favorite restaurants (we had to go ALL the way to Greensboro, oh the humanity)...

The BEST salad (and bread!) ever...


Teriyaki Club Steak with loaded mashed potatoes...


Teriyaki on steak??!! No, Patrice, that doesn't sound very good. Oh, young grasshopper, ye of little faith. Just try it. Long gone are the days of teriyaki being only for the chickens. Teriyaki is the new A1. Take my word for it. I don't play around when it comes to food. And whenever you're ready to live on the edge, medium-well butterflied is the way to go. Consider yourself schooled.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm starving now. That looked AMAZING!! I'm going to find me some loaded mash potatoes.

O yea...i'm glad you had a fun night out and a delicious dinner. Kisses for Jonah!

Penny said...

Glad you had a good time! You deserve it! I just know God is going to do great things in Jonah's life. You can see miracle He's done in my daughter's life if you read my latest post. God bless. =)

Mike and Molly Spivey said...

Yay for Date Night (Oh, I mean Hour and fifteen minutes).

I am glad you guys were able to get out and enjoy yourselves - y'all deserved it! Sometimes it is those little things that leave you feeling refreshed!

Still praying for you guys here in Alabama!

shaina said...

you know, you're turning into me with all the picture taking....

i'm a proud sister :) i love you.

p.s.- i sent you pictures of jonah... in case you didn't already see them

The Dolezal Family said...

so jealous..i love logans and we are miles and hours away from one. we were supposed to get one in out town but they decided not to build it, saddest day ever!

The first child you always feel guilty leaving, we're on third, we run for the hills every chance we get!

Its been wonderful watching Jonah grow! Thanks for sharing.

Ebeling Family Blog said...

I am SO happy that you got a night out- although it is hard to be away from your little boy, it is SO important to keep bonding with your hubby- your marriage is the firm foundation of your family :)
ps. the steak looks amazing!
Psalm 27:4
One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Anonymous said...

So glad the both of you got out, even for a short time. Babies are born with a degree in psychology! They KNOW how to PLAY with your emotions from day 1...fragile babies as well as healthy babies.
Jonah already has you right where he wants you:) i mean that in the best kinda way.
love & prayers
2shoes

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time. Yes, they KNOW when we leave them but we must leave them from time to time. I am so glad that daddy "made" you go!
Jennifer in Southeast, NC

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Glad you had the opportunity however brief it was. Those potatoes look mm-mm good!! Hope you get out again soon...maybe for a bit longer!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you and Matt got to have some alone time and yay for Logan's. I could make a meal of just their salad and yummy rolls! Praying that Jonah continues to eat and his pain is managed. He is such a beautiful little boy.

Gail
Annapolis, MD

Michelle in Va said...

Yeah for date nite. So glad you two got some alone time, so important. And Logans is one of my favorites. Praying for you all each and everyday!!!God is so good!!

Tammy said...

This post makes me really want Logan's right now and their cinnamon butter! We went all the time when we lived in NC and GA but we're now living in Alaska and we don't have anywhere to eat like that at all.
I enjoy reading your blog. Your son is so precious! Your faith is a testimony to what God can do through us even during the hardest times. Thank you for sharing your journey!

nancygrayce said...

I'm so glad you two had a good time!!! You needed the break! That food looks delicious.

Kelli said...

You have enticed my taste buds!! So glad you were able to have some time alone, just the two of you. Still lifting you all up in prayer!!

L2L said...

Oh I miss home now, especially after you wrote about going all the way to Greensboro. My family lives in Eden!!! We are a military family stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Someone was telling me once that dating is really for married people, not singles. After all its usually when we put our best foot forward and get a break from "reality" And well we just need that sometimes. But I can so relate to the missing feeling!!!!

Laura A said...

Yum! I think we have a Logan's here, but we've never been. Jeff (my hubby) is EXTREMELY partial to Macaroni Grill, so that's usually where we end up on our date nights!

We're supposed to go out tonight, but we're getting really bad storms here in McKinney (just north of Dallas), so it's pretty iffy that our babysitters will be able to come. Rats!

So glad you had fun, and don't worry - Jonah won't hold it against you!!

Love,
Laura in TX

Tiffany said...

I am so glad you got the opportunity to spend some time (alone) with your hubby! Poor Jonah.....still in our prayers.

LisaL said...

So glad that you two were able to get out by yourselves for a little bit! And the food looks delicious!!

Jenny said...

Patrice- I have to tell you- I LOVE your spirit! You have a great attitude and a beautiful baby!!!

jandkland said...

We love Logan's! I still feel a little guilty and miss my kids when we leave them, and they're 2 and 4. Dates are ESSENTIAL, though. My hubbie and I are actually having an overnight outing next weekend, and I can't wait, though I know I'll miss the girls.

Glad you got to enjoy it!

--Kelley in GA (queenkelley.com)

Misplaced Country Girl said...

You and your husband are adorable. I'm so glad you got some time to yourselves. I'm sure Jonah is happy too even if he did spit up!

Jill said...

I'm so glad you guys got to go out. I think that is so important to keep up or else when you finally do get out you just sort of stare at each other like "who are you?". Funny thing about Logan's Roadhouse - that is where Mike and I went on our very first date (in Greenville) yet, we did not name Logan after our first date location! Love you guys=)

LoveLladro said...

Mmmmm, now I am hungry!

You guys are too adorable. I love seeing a picture of the 2 of you out on a date looking so happy. I can only imagine how hard it was to leave Jonah but it was probably the best thing you can do for the whole family ;~) Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Ah, the teriyaki steak is incredible!!! Glad you all got some couple time...I know that's hard when your baby is young and need so much attention that really only you can give, but I'm glad to hear that you are taking care of each other. Blessings on your family...

Mandi @ It's Come To This said...

What a little stinker! Sounds like he was bound & determined to have his mommy-time!! So glad you had a nice dinner out:)

ellie said...

Haha! I feel the same way about driving ALL the way to Winston from Greensboro! The drive is nice on a date, though...time to chat, and to feel like you've "been somewhere."
Praying for your family ALL the way from Greensboro =D ellie

Aunt Theresa said...

so glad you had that time together! sometimes an hour or so is all you need to feel "refreshed". :)

Stephanie said...

They do have the best salads there and the bread...oh the bread :)

Those babies absolutely know when people leave. I can tell you that first hand...people think they don't know but they do. Glad you guys had a wonderful time...whether short or not :) I can be gone an hour and miss my babies...we have no life anymore!

Jo said...

I learned the secret about teriyaki on steak back in 1991 and have never looked back. I mix half teriyaki and soy sauce with that salt-free garlic and herb seasoning and marinate my steaks in it for a couple of hours before cooking them. Oh yummy yummy. Sodium is probably through the roof but if you only do it once in awhile...meh. You only live once right? :D

Now I'm all hungry and stuff. LOL

Toni :O) said...

Logan's ROCKS! Makes me miss our friends that we go there with even more. Glad you had a great time and you were able to enjoy some couple time. Sending hugs and kisses to sweet Jonah from Michigan!

momma said...

i ♥ logan's, too. did you get the "mud" for your bread?? our logan's does that for you if you ask. it is sugar and cinnamon mixed together. yummy!!! it melts right into the butter on the warm bread.

i'm glad you were able to get away for a little while

Just'N Angel said...

Logan's is great! Glad you had fun even if Jonah had to show you up. I LOVE pineapple and teryaki on steak, too. Hope you get to have more date nights soon. Love to Jonah!

Our family page said...

Well that is one way to get my bottom bigger! ;o) Then I will pray it off for my little Jonah! Can't wait to get to America and try out Patrice's favorite!You really should get a free meal for all of the free advertising they got!! Love from Mexico, Missy

Marie said...

Now all I can think of is those mashed potatoes....the steak is ok, that's not carbs, but those taters are CARBS!! You're BAD!!

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Lorraine-bo said...

That looked awesome! Sounded yummy to me!

So glad that y'all got to go out for a little bit. You can see in your smiles how good it was for you to be able to do that. :D

lauren said...

I used to live less than a mile from that Logan's and have never been there! Will have to try it :) You must have eaten fast to make the trip, order, eat, and be home in an hour and 15 minutes!

lauren
www.laurensbaby.blogspot.com

Preppy Coastee said...

Awww! Logans in G'boro! Right near my parents house!!