Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday night date with my man!

I am at my desk, and the phone rings, I answer and hear the voice of my Prince Charming! He asks me on a Tuesday mind you, for a date. "I was thinking "say he, "of going down to the beach for dinner, and to walk around". "Absolutely" says I. So after the work day is over, we head off to Huntington Beach, for dinner at Ruby's at the end of the Pier.
I grew up in Huntington Beach, and Russell in Garden Grove. We both spent many a day and evening there on the beach, and it is on this beach where he proposed to me. On the way there I asked, "how come on a Tuesday?" and he said "With everything that has been going on in our lives, I haven't had you to myself" , (Ahhhhh, I know!)So we strolled down the Pier, and I asked my more reserved hubby if it would embarrass him too bad to take a picture of me on this bench, he was okay with it. We watched some surfing and some seagulls.
Then we made it to the diner, and got right in. When we came out it was dark, and the coast was lit up. we didn't grow up with the HB Coast all developed, it was a much simpler time.

It was also Tuesday night on Main St. Where there are performers selling their CD's, and a produce mart, and store selling their wares on the sidewalks.
We had to walk down on the shore before we left, and put our toes in the sand. Thank you my sweetie for a spontaneous romantical evening, holding hands and having quiet moments together. I love you!

22 comments:

Ashley said...

How fun! I love going to Ruby's. Although I have to admit that my favorite part about the pier is the fabulous shopping. I'm glad you guys had fun.

Heidi said...

WOW!! thats awesome! I just wish we had time to do something like that. Since matt is working his 2nd job... I feel like we never have a date.

Chris and Jenn said...

awww that was such a sweet post! you guys are too cute together! glad you got some alone time together.

Brendon and Stephanie said...

How cute are you! I love how you talk about you hubby. And I love that you have taught your children how to take care of their spouses :)

jeanine said...

That is so sweet!

Lisa said...

that is so sweet, still so in love after 8 kids, your such an inspiration!!

Lisa and Mark said...

Aw! That sounds so fun!

Grammy Staffy said...

Ahh, so sweet. I am for sure going to have John read this post! I love going to Ruby's on the pier.

It won't do any good though...I grew up near the beach and love going there... but John doesn't. He doesn't like the sun, sand or clod water. He told me once that if I really wanted to go for a stroll on the beach at sunset (so romantic)he would drive down with me and I could walk on the beach while he sat in the car and read..... uhh, I think he was missing my real intent....wait a minute, I have an idea, you and Russell can take me with you the next time you go....
...WHAT??? You don't think it would be as romantic with me tagging along??? Oh well,

Lauri said...

Just like the song says...Still Crazy after all these years! What a fun evening to spend together!

Nazar said...

I'm so impressed! That's so incredibly sweet! Since your husband is a little bit more quiet than you, I havn't got to know him as well, but from the sound of things, you guys were made for each other! Now how many people can say that after being together for so long!

DeAnne said...

The last comment was actually from me. I didn't realize that I was signed in under him. Nazar proabably knows Russell enough to already know all the great things about him!

Kim (Davis) Loudon said...

GO BISHOP! Gotta love that! Maybe he could let my husband in on all his romantic secrets.\"/

Jeff said...

I love your heading picture of the whole family. You are so blessed. It is so fun to see you all together. It makes me excited to watch my little family grow.

Marie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful date night! You two make such a sweet couple. Todd and I are like Jack Sprat and his wife. I am short and squat and he is rail thin and tall. Never mind, we go together like peas and carrots!

Katie said...

What a man. What a night!

Katie said...

PS...I look forward to a time when my kids don't need babysitters so a date doesn't cost double the price and we can be more spontaneous.

Sara's Memoirs said...

aww, after all those years, still in love. Love your toes in the sand!

Emily said...

This is so romantic! I that you have a husband who wants you all to himself! I am so glad your so happy in your marriage! It makes me know that there are many marriages that are very happy and I am glad to know that! Thank you for sharing :) Hunnington Beach is a great place to visit and be from :) Your family is inspiring and makes me want a great posterity!

carolyn & charlie said...

okay, this is just the CUTEST post ever!!! your husband is so adorable and he is such a great man. Lucky you

Mama Bear said...

Wow, how sweet! Russell needs to hang out with Robert a bit more...maybe his romantic side will rub off on my hubby! :) Life is crazy, but I'm glad you guys make sure and find the time to spend special moments together! How great!

BLACKBIRD BOUTIQ said...

I got teary eyed. I get so swept up with people in love,, so sweet. I hope to be as happy as you guys after so many years of marriage. Cute couple!!! Love you guys!

Lyndzee*

Christensen Family said...

Such a fun date night. Looks like you have had a busy yet fulfilling summer. Such cute wedding pictures!