Nic and I recently inherited pretty much everything from our childhoods. I guess after 5 years of marriage it is time to be FULLY moved out huh?! ;) haha We've gone through most of it by now but I found one of Nic's boxes in the garage last night. It hadn't been touched yet so I thought I'd go through it while he got the sprinkler system fired up for the season. The first thing I pulled out of the box was his 7th grade yearbook and I was immediately transported back to a time when Nic was just a long haired blonde boy with a fierce love for soccer, skiing, and video games that I'd never met yet! I was so intrigued thinking about all of those years of life that these books contained that I wasn't a part of and I suddenly wanted to hear all the stories that make up those years apart and that's when I dreamed up this fun date idea.
I'm sure Nic was mostly humoring me and really just in it for the ice cream and favorite picture of me as a senior dance team captain in a spandex outfit. haha But I think he'd agree that we really did have so much fun looking through them together! As any parent knows, date nights with your spouse when you have kids are very few and far between unless you really get creative and make the time. The last actual date night OUT we've had alone together was back in December so since then we've made date night IN more of a priority. I love having date nights in the middle of the week too because it makes the week more fun, spontaneous, and something to look forward to.
We shared our favorite vanilla frozen yogurt with reece's peanut butter cups and giggled for a couple hours together comparing pictures from each school year. With Nic's shaggy bowl hair cut and my braces and beloved puka shell necklace phase, we'd have made quite a pair wouldn't we?! haha
Reading the notes from friends was probably my favorite part!! You definitely have to be prepared for a few sappy love notes or novels in our cases from ex-boyfriends and girlfriends between the pages. haha Oh young love. At the time, it consumes you! If you have a strong relationship with your spouse though, those love notes are more sweet than anything. Then you run into a few hilarious comments or a bromance or two in Nic's case ...
So HOT HOT HOT! HAHA He is still best friends with this person today so it was funny texting him pictures of what he said to him and his wife and having a comical group chat throughout the evening.
I won't share all of them because trust me, you don't need to see that (haha!) but I wanted to share a picture of Nic and I as high school seniors. When I searched for his picture though, I was so sad he didn't have one at all in his senior year book. No senior pictures taken, WHAT?! I'm looking at you Susan and Rick! haha So I had to go with the next best thing, junior year ...
sorry for the poor photo quality, a picture of a picture
Aw look at those little babies! They could have been high school sweethearts. ;) haha We are three years apart so these aren't from the same year. It is so funny how in high school, a junior dating a freshman would have been a big deal but three years apart in college is totally nothing. We did have a few laughs about our age difference last night and how 6th grade was still in elementary school for him but became part of "middle school" by the time I was in 6th grade so I had one extra yearbook than him. Nic wanted to kill me sharing this picture I might add. He said at this point in high school he didn't really care hence the soccer sweatshirt for picture day and that he truly hit his prime good looks when he got to college. haha That side smile though!
So if you're in the market for a fun date night idea when you're trapped at home after the kiddos go to bed, yearbooks! Trust me, it provides some good laughs and hours of entertainment! What's your favorite date night idea in?! Please share in the comments, I'm all ears! XO