Sunday, January 1, 2017

End of the year//Family Date and Ice Skating date!

This is a little late but better late than never, right?

We ended 2016 just right for our family. We took the boys to the science museum and spent the entire day there. We feel so spoiled having an annual pass and all the perks ;) We took the boys to the show in the omni theater. They loved it... for the first few minutes and then started playing in and with their seats and standing to stretch over the rails. We were still glad to take them. It was a long and winded visit, but we were together and that's really the best part. Here are some photos of our visit.

While we were at the museum, Marshall and I got to day dreaming about getting out and doing something "crazy" together. Something out of the ordinary for us, you know? Something besides a late night grocery getting trip ;) We decided to get a sitter and go ice skating. This was by far the best date that we went on in 2016- and really because of all the emotion that went into it. It was spontaneous and cold, we thought for sure we would both fall on our faces from the dull, heavy rental skates, but we didn't- well, we hung on to each other pretty tight. We stayed for about an hour watching all the teenagers skate around and play together. It was so fun and a beautifully chilly night. I don't remember the last time we were both nervous and excited and afraid all at the same time (Besides maybe when we were in the hospital with our new babies.)

Afterward, we went to Coldstone creamery for some ice cream. Marshall had a gift card tucked in his wallet just waiting to be used. I love an (almost) free date.

Marshall loved being on the ice so much, in fact that he went out the next morning to purchase his very own hockey skates. He even got together with some guys to play at a local rink. He thinks they were a great investment. I am happy he bought something for himself, he doesn't do enough of that. 

We rang in the new year pretty simply. We ordered pizza and had a dance party in our living room. The boys counted down at around 7pm and they were fast asleep by 7:30. Marshall and I watched a movie and were in bed by 10:30. I think I remember waking up just before midnight to help Eli back to bed, and heard the neighbors celebrating the new year. I fell back to sleep pretty quickly after that.

I feel like this year has a lot of things for us. I am looking forward to all of it.

Happy New Year.