It really was a long and very cold winter here in Ohio. That's something we can say every year, but this year was even worse than normal in that we had no relief from the cold during the entire month of March. Praise the Lord for the warm weather and sunshine we've seen in the past week!
Anyway, Luke and I have a tendency to live slightly like hermits in the winter months, because it seems easier than going out in the cold. But I had been itching to get out and spend some quality time with him. Especially since these are our last few months just the two of us!
Luckily, last Friday we had some errands to run in the Akron/Fairlawn area, so Luke took the day off and we made a whole date day of it. I needed that quality time so badly, and I'm so thankful for it!
We started the morning off at The Sweat Pea Cafe for breakfast, after Luke's phone told us to go there. (What did we do before smart phones and the "Around Me" app?) Luke ordered chocolate chip pancakes that were as big as the plate, and I had an omelette filled with avocado, cheese, spinach, and tomatoes. I told Luke it was a super food breakfast with all that healthy stuff inside. The hash browns on the side were delicious, too. Although admittedly not as healthy!
We tried not to stuff ourselves, because we were meeting my sister and brother-in-law for lunch in 3.5 hours. To burn calories between meals we did a little shopping. I found another pair of maternity jeans that actually weren't too long at Motherhood Maternity, and they weren't as expensive as I was expecting, so it was a successful shopping trip! Other than that, we just browsed and had fun window shopping in stores that we don't have around where we live. You really realize how limited your choices are in Salem and Alliance when you visit a place like Fairlawn for the day!
Next stop was lunch with Andrew and Julie. I've had dozens of people tell me that I have to try this burger place called The Rail. Especially considering that Scarlett apparently wants me to eat her weight in burgers daily. Anyway, all of The Rail's beef is all local, so that's a win in my book! The atmosphere was fun, and the food was delicious! So hopefully we can go again sometime.
Next stop was the movie theater to see Jurassic Park in 3D. Jurassic Park is one of my favorite books, and I love the movie too, so I've really been wanting to see the movie again in 3D since it was re-released. It was totally worth it. After seeing it many times before, I nearly had a heart attack at least eight times during the 3D version. Even though I knew exactly what was going to happen. It is just one of the best suspense-building movies of all time.
After that it was time for a little more shopping, and then we headed home. We came home and I think we fell asleep around 7. Seriously, being old and pregnant is hard work. Or just being old, in Luke's case. In our defense, we had to be out the door at 6:30 AM to make it to to an appointment that morning, and we had gone to bed later than we should have the night before. But seriously, you know you're not young anymore when you spend your Friday evening sleeping on the couch. In fact, Luke turns 29 in a mere 2.5 weeks. Our twenties are rapidly coming to a close! ...Along with a lot of our freedom. But that is something I would gladly hand over after spending 9 years together, just the two of us. Bring on the babies!
Regardless, I was glad we got to spend a little time together before Scarlett gets here. I'm hoping to squeeze as much of that in in the next 3 months as possible!