Last weekend, Michael and I finally got that date night in I'd been dreaming about. It was one of the first cold nights here in Tennessee and after Noah went to bed we got ourselves ready, put batteries in the monitor, heated up something to drink, and headed for the fire pit. We really needed that. We ended up talking for almost two hours, about everything from family to politics to spirituality to our marriage. It was a lovely night, even if it was spent in a couple lawn chairs with some really bad hot chocolate.
If I could pick a few must-haves for another date night in by the fire, I'd choose a cozy sweater and leggings, warmer boots, a pair of mittens, a couple of warm blankets to sit on and cuddle under, some hot mulled wine (and cute mugs to sip it from), and some dark chocolate...to split of course.