Wednesday, April 4, 2012

First Night Out on April 1st

I have such a wonderful man in my life; he seriously spoils me rotten!  This last Sunday we had a great day together. It started off with Dusty giving Jayney a bottle and hanging out together in the morning until she conked out again. This meant I got to sleep in till almost ten o’clock and when I did get up it was to Dusty telling me he had made my favorite breakfast of hash browns and bacon! When I got out to the kitchen I also saw a beautiful bouquet with my favorite flowers daisies and yellow roses. I was so impressed that Dusty did not just pick it out but actually created it by putting several simpler bunches together into a unique arrangement made just for me.  Next I fed JJ and got myself ready for church. While I did my makeup, Dusty got himself AND baby all dressed for the day.
Raise your hand if you are adorable!

All ready for church

Happy Girl
After Church Dusty took me shopping for new clothes, just because I had a coupon that was about to expire! As a girl it makes me so happy that he understands that I love new things every once in a while and getting a good deal makes it so much sweeter. Then we went home for a little while. Dusty moved some cows around and Jayney and I took a short nap.  After our nap, it was time to get ready to leave again but this time it would just be two of us going away!
We left our baby at home, eeek! It was not fun at first but I sincerely think that I had a harder time with this than JJ. It helped to leave her in our house and smiling away with Grandpa Tim as her babysitter. I tried to convince myself that I was leaving her at home for Tim’s sake, not that he was watching her for our sake! It was so strange not having Jayney with me after being around her all the time for the last eight weeks and the previous nine months for that matter! I kept thinking I had forgotten something and had to remind myself that Tim would surely be enjoying his time at home with her.

Oh Hi Grandpa!

Once I managed to detach myself from baby, Dusty and I left for a hockey game that my sister Alli got us some tickets to through her internship with the Chiefs. We picked up my Grandma on the way and met my mom there. The game was fantastic and the Chiefs won three to one! My Mom offered to drive my Grandma home so we could save a few minutes and get back to Jayney sooner.

When we got home Jayney was asleep on Grandpa’s lap. She opened her eyes when she heard us talking looked right at me, made a confused face and then went back to sleep. Clearly, she was very upset that we had been gone for about five hours.
As you can see JJ is very concerned that we were gone...
The last bit of our evening was spent cuddling with baby on the couch and just relaxing with Dusty. As we were getting ready to go to bed I thanked Dusty for making it such a great day. He then laughed and said “I supposed I should have waited to do all that for a holiday or special occasion.” I reminded him that it was April Fool’s Day and his response just made me melt. Dusty said “I guess that works, after all I am a fool for you! “ Isn’t that sweet? I could not have found a better guy to spend the rest of my life with if I tried!


  1. I love this post, Erin! It's the little things that make such a difference. Keep lovin' each other and making time for each other (especially when you're parenting). As Roger and I look back, we wished we would have done more of that earlier on (we have a weekly coffee date now). You'll be better parents because of it!

    I also love seeing married people publicly praising their spouse. There is so much negativity out there, it's inspiring to see people lifting each other up. Thanks for sharing. Love all the pics!

  2. I am still chuckling that your date included your Gramma and your Mom...
    So awesome to see a truly happy family.