Birthday Dating

I’ve been calling Ben an old man since he turned 25 but 27? I think that’s actually old šŸ˜‰

For his birthday on Monday we got really crazy and planned dinner and a movie. Lame? Well, considering we haven’t been to a movie theater in almost two years and doing anything outside of our house past 6:30 is a treat, we felt like rock stars.

The big problem is that apparently no one else feels like rock stars when going to dinner on a Monday night because half of the restaurants in this town are closed Monday evenings (silly me, I should have checked). So Indian food was a no go, neither was the Asian fusion we tried next. We ended up getting take-out from a very tiny (and smelly) Thai place and eating in one of our favorite little spots downtown. It was a bit warm and a bit windy…and maybe not as glamorous as we’d planned on, but hey, its the memories right? And next week we’ll get Indian food, Ben. Promise.

A few pictures from the adventures:

^a note on joggers: I’m obsessed. These arrived two weeks ago in the mail and I’ve worn them every other day since (I gave up on caring that I’m wearing the same pants two blog posts in a row). They’re incredibly comfortable and so easy to dress up or down. I almost wore my bow heels with them after seeing this post from Sara (she’s the cutest. ever.) but my pair aren’t quite as cute as hers šŸ˜‰

^our food took 15 minutes so we had a bit of time to stroll around downtown and take some pictures while we waited
^I almost got both our eyes in šŸ™‚ Also, Linc’s eyes have started changing from a deep blue to having a bit more green in the middle and it wasn’t till I saw this picture that I realized they are shaping up to look exactly like mine! 
^Pad thai for me, always.

^Red curry for Ben, always.

^and the most soda I’ve had in years. 

Following dinner we saw Pitch Perfect 2 and totally loved it. Overall the music wasn’t as good as in the first one, but there was more of it so we won’t complain. Definitely something we’ll watch again when it comes out on redbox (and definitely something I will not ever watch with my parents, my little sisters, or friends with whom I maintain a very very appropriate sense of humor- which is 98% of them so it’ll just be me and Ben watching it alone until the Millers come back from England).

We refrained from making out in the theater – but we did feel just like young college kids again – out with no kids. I also refrained from snuggling my sleeping baby once we got home. Self control all around šŸ˜‰

Happy Birthday, Ben. Let’s do this again sometime. 
outfit details (because its my favorite thing I’ve worn since having a baby):
top: old – but I found what might be an identical one here
linen joggers (also available in white) 
heels (favorite pair)
purse: Lily & Jade, c/o 
ps. just a few other joggers I’m loving – I can’t decide which of the anthro ones is best to add to my closet… 
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  1. Sounds like such a fun night out!! My husband and I love doing low-key date nights like that šŸ™‚

    1. thanks Hannah! and they're great, aren't they? now I just need a babysitter to move in next door šŸ™‚

    1. thanks – they are easily my favorite pants of the season…and I'm planning on picking up a few other similar ones šŸ™‚ #addicted

  2. LOL, you guys sound like my husband and I. We went to dinner and a movie kids-free for his big birthday night out too, only, where did he want to eat? Carl's Jr. Really dude?
    Also, I LOVE your shoes!!

    1. hahahaha – of course he did šŸ™‚ If Chick-fil-a were closer I wouldn't be surprised if Ben picked that more often!

  3. Anonymous says:

    You need to see Jurassic world. Beautiful scenery. We saw it last night. Do you like dinosaurs? I was never into them, but this movie made me into them. What size are your joggers. Way cute. My favorite place ever is Anthropologie. Don't get too addicted to Anthropologie, it happens to us all.

    1. Oh I'll add it to our list – thanks for the recommendation šŸ™‚

      I'm wearing an XS (I'm 5'4) – and its probably helpful there isn't an anthro for at least an hour from here… or else I'd be in trouble šŸ™‚

  4. Anonymous says:

    Whoops, I forgot to ask. That pink and white kate spade hat you posted a few months back. You should wear it again. I think of all your outfit posts, that hat scored. It would be darling paired with a denim top knotted up at waist.

    1. oh thanks! I'll have to photograph it again šŸ™‚ I'm a huge fan of hats but with Lincoln entering the "grabbing everything he can and shoving it in his mouth phase," i've been a little more weary of attempting to keep them on šŸ™‚

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love your heels! That's to bad that the Indian Place was closed šŸ™ was it Punjabi Kitchen???

  6. I'm a Pad Thai Girl always too and just had it tonight lol. Your date night sounds fun, and I need to see more close ups of your shoes! Such a fun color!

  7. Anonymous says:

    What days do you blog or have posts. Since you generally don't have many posts in a week, what days shall I check for updates?

    1. I'm working on having a consistent schedule! Usually you can expect 3-4 new posts per week posted between Sunday and Thursday – but you can also just sign up with your email on the sidebar and new posts will just be sent to your email! In a few weeks I'll have a weekly newsletter too that will have links to posts + some fun updates and should make keeping up with things easier šŸ™‚

  8. Seriously in love with this outfit šŸ˜‰ You're such a sweetheart and you look UNREAL. still unsure how you just had a baby… #goals

  9. Life can be one dang thing after another. Sort PARTY
    of like your birthdays, they seem to just keep rolling on. Oh well, at least pause and enjoy it.

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