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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Champagne Thursday

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Have you seen the Movie? Failure to Launch  It is a great date night movie if you ask me.

Mr. Incredible and myself have had a date night since the 1st and 2nd born arrived.  Sometimes we got lucky and were able to venture out into the public with other adults.  But most of the time we just stayed home for our date.  Which usually consisted of a quiet dinner and conversation after the little ones went to bed.

As the years went by and the kiddos got older, we still managed to keep up our dates. Which always seem to be on Thursday, and started to consist of having a well deserved drink.  We were watching Failure to Launch  one date night and there was a line in the movie that said It was Champagne Thursday.

We looked at each other raised our glasses to toast and said Happy Champagne Thursday.
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Champagne Thursday had now become code for date night.  Even our kids would remember.  Every Thursday they would say Its Champagne Thursday!   I even had a teacher ask me what that meant, I just had to laugh. 

Our dates have changed over the years from a quiet dinner at home to dinner out and a movie.  To deep conversations about teenagers. To sometimes having a late date after a school sporting or band event.  But we always have a drink together every Thursday.  I think these date nights have kept us on the same page and have made us a stronger couple and better parents.

Even though we are empty nester's, we still have Champagne Thursday.  It has become a tradition in our house and I Love It! 

Do you have a regular date night?  

Do you have a code name for your date night?

Happy Champagne Thursday!


Pinkhatrunner said...

No, I dont have date nights. But, it sounds like I should start tho. I do wonder when my youngest leaves the nest what we will do with all our time. Maybe more running. That would be sweet. Great post

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I like the code!! Being kidless, I guess any day could be date night--but if it involves dressing nice, then that is rare!!

Kara said...

I love the code! And I love date nights. They don't happen too often, but as the kids get older we're begining to have a little more. Happy Champagne Thursday:)

Anonymous said...

That is so cute!!!

We're an Army family in transition, so we have had many 3 date nights since our daughter was born. *sigh* One day!!!