[one of the very first pictures of ryan and i-2006]
we have always taken one night a week to go out on a date,
just the two of us.
ever since we started dating, we've had this tradition.
through the past 4 1/2 years together, we haven't stopped having these dates.
yesterday, we made an afternoon of it.
one of our favorite activities is throwing a ball around, football, baseball, anything, we love it.
we like being active outside, and playing outside is one of our favorite past times:)
we went on a walk past the theater.
can i tell you a secret?
i'm scared of the inside of this theater at night.
it reminds me of Abraham Lincoln's assasination.
we tried out a new restaurant.Mi Azteca...mmmm.
it was VERY colorful in there.
after that, we went by the lake, and walked to Little Storm Lake, where we caught a gorgeous sunset.
and then we came home, and i tried a new recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
it was fabulous!!!
i love my dates with my boy.
we've decided that even when we've got kids, we're gonna keep up with our date night.
it's important to us.
and a chance for us to catch up and recuperate from the last week.
and the past 4 1/2 years together, no matter how busy we are, no matter how much is going on,
no matter how many things people ask us to do things for church, or school, or anything outside of it,
we don't schedule anything that day.
we reserve that one day a week to have a date.
and know what else is neat about it?
he is still pursuing me...even after marriage.
sometimes i feel spoiled...in a loved sense.
he hasn't stopped pursuing since the day he asked me out.
i treasure it.