Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Prom Night

Most of the week, the day to day of life takes over and the hours slip by so fast that in a minute they are gone. (Yea just think about that one for a second). But there is one night of the week that serves as a shelter against the storm. A safe haven where fun runs free and and you leave your to-do list behind. Wow. That just totally turned into a Beaches commercial right there.

But I digress.

That night is Date Night. A night of fun & freedom that rolls around once every seven days and is as much a part of the fabric of our marriage as not leaving your shoes in the middle of the floor for your loved one to trip over. You know... for instance. :)

But honestly, what would a night of love & romance be without a little healthy competition thrown in there for good measure? So we decided to up the ante. To start taking turns and switch off every week with who was in charge of planning date night.

Oh yea baby, let the games begin.

For the longest time, It was a decided tie with each of us only slightly one upping the other's previous date night before. My personal favorite was my treasure hunt that took us all over New Haven and ended up at the premiere of National Treasure 2 which Justin had been dying to see. Pretty creative, eh? Not going to be able to top that one for a loooong time to come, right?

Uh, yea. Not so much.

This past Friday, J called me and told me to get all dressed up and be ready by 8:30. I was picturing dinner out or maybe a cool concert....but was I WAY off. I emerged from the bathroom at 8:45 (what, that's early for me!) to the sound of Sir Mix a Lot doot, doot, dooting from the living room. And as I rounded the corner, I saw streamers and balloons in my high school colors and Justin in a suit & tie holding a corsage. It was Prom Night, baby!!! The movie "Prom Night" that is. Because he knows me. And he knows that the ONLY thing I love more than a really good scary movie, is a really good challenge. 


Game on, baby! Game on.




Yes, my high school mascot was a lumberjack. The Richwood Lumberjacks to be precise. Don't hate. Just cause your mascot was a bird or something scary like that. Pshhhh.



18 comments:

Jacob Bergmeier said...

Wow!!! Justin, you rock!!!

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Excuse me you guys are WAY TOO FREAKING ADORABLE :)

Damion & Julie Hamilton said...

Thats is awesome!! You guys are so stinkin' cute and young lookin' you could probably sneak into prom!! Many cudos to Justin...very creative! You both are so blessed!
Damion.

Marcin said...

Too funny! That’s a good one Justin. But you definitely have a point there. Looks like Mary and Joanna (my wife) are on the same page. Not a bad idea to setup it up on recurring bases. I think we’ll give it a shot. :)

Robin Dini Photography said...

you are too freakin' funny guys. i mean really! love the challenge. it's inspiring! but man! the creativity! wow! it just goes to show you that a little time, planning, and effort can offer up some good times :)

carla ten eyck said...

Just be glad he didn't have the movie 'Carrie' out and a big bucket of pigs blood ready to dump on you!

THAT wouldn't be so romantic.... maybe if it was a bucket of chocolate it would be ;)

Eric Foley said...

I'm at a loss for words....Justin you sly dog

Val McCormick Photography said...

Ha, that's AWESOME!!! You two are so freaking CUTE! Mary you look so gorgeous. Total prom Queen and King FO SHO!!! Can't wait to hear what Mary has in store for next date night ;-)

Courtney Craver Photography said...

You guys are too cute! Way to keep the romance alive. ;)

ericamay said...

This is awesome!! What a great, creative idea...maybe I'll have to send my husband the link to your blog... :) Thanks for sharing!!

Erin Harvey said...

You guys are hilarious. And awesome. Not to mention I love the crazy date night ideas! PS - Mary you might be one of my favorite writers too. <3

Krista Photography said...

you two are too cute!

Katie Humphreys said...

oh, i almost died reading this!! That's about the cutest thing ever! I love it!! !:)

Miss you guys- we'll see you soon though!! xoxoxo

Jasmine said...

So amazing!! If I didn't like you guys so much, I'd be jealous!!! ;)
xoxo...
j*

STEVE DePINO said...

you guys are the best love this idea!!! :)

Beyond The Lens Photography said...

OMG...too freaking funny!!!!! Love it. can't wait to see what you come up with next round Mary. Don't forget "Game on!".

Zach & Jody Gray said...

YOu guys are too cute. Date nights are the BEST!!!! Never stop doing them :)

Mel McLellan said...

You guys are too completely adorable.