Last night was a perfect date night. Perfect if you have four kids and a crazy hectic life. Our date night consisted of:
1. A beautiful sunset dinner at 360. Rick, as always, was a gracious host, but I kinda felt bad for him, it didn't look like he had a break all night. Tami and her family were there too. Like always, I am totally not a social butterfly and all I could manage was a smile and a barely audible, but truly genuine hi. My Mendoza cousins showed up full force for Eileen's birthday (Happy B-Day). It's nice to see everyone gathered like that.
The food was great and the sunset was very pretty. The best part of it was that we got the best seat in the house :) 5:30 is the perfect time to be there, right before the sun goes down in the sky. Get a seat in the back and watch as the day disappears and gives way to the island evening. The service is good, and if you wait long enough, you never have to walk far to get to any place in the restaurant.
We even got a free round from Brady who needs to wake his blog up. Did I mention that I love the margaritas at 360? Now I have:) We had shrimp in butter sauce and spicy tuna for appetizers. Tony had the lamb chops, and I ordered a rib-eye. It was more than enough for both of us, in fact we were happily satisfied.
2. So, after a great dinner Tony convinces me to watch I Am Legend with him, "come on, it'll be fun - we'll be scared together" he says. I give in and spend 1/3 of the movie with my fingers plugging my ears and my eyes closed. It was all worth it to be able to bury my face in my hubby's shoulders and have his arms around me.
3. Porky's for a movie de-briefing and then Tony got lost in the UFC fight on TV while I perused blogs on Bruce's laptop (sorry, my blog froze it up).
4. Last but not least, we made a stop at 99 Cent Supermarket for some Pull-Ups for Sommer. To tell the truth, we had both been thinking of little Sommy, who when we left that evening was standing at the kitchen window looking out. As we drove away she said, "I love you mommy, I love you daddy, hurry up and come back home".
Today is a good morning, the kids have had their pancakes, me my coffee and Tony is out for a morning run. It almost feels like a normal day. You know what? Army stuff aside, it is. Yeah, sometimes, sunsets, mutants, margaritas and Pull-Ups go perfectly together.