Monday, January 14, 2008

Date night


Ben and I rarely get a date night. After having the girls in daycare 4 days a week, I feel guilty leaving them with a sitter on the weekends. But on Saturday when my mother-in-law called and offered her babysitting services, we couldn't pass it up. And we knew exactly what we wanted to do: night skiing at Snowbird. From 5:30 - 8:30 they have their "bunny hill" open. But its only $7, and its skiing (or snowboarding for Ben). Where else can you get that much fun for only $14. Even if it is just the easy hill.

So, we dropped the girls off and swung by my parents' house to pick up our gear (we store it there since they live so close to the canyon). Then, we were on our way. The drive up the canyon was fun, because there were coyotes on the road chasing our cars - just like regular dogs. We got there quickly, and before we knew it, we were on the lift.

Although it was just the "bunny hill" we had so much fun. On the side of the run, we could get into some fresh powder and even ski a bit through the trees. Someone had also built a descent jump there, so Ben gave me the courage to try going off the jump - something I'd never tried before. Imagine a 30-ish, slightly chubby mom going off a ski jump with all the teenagers. I'm sure it was a sight to see me flailing through the air - it was probably pretty freakin' hilarious. I never actually landed a jump, but I gave it my best and came pretty close to landing a couple of times. And at least Ben was there, landing 360s to balance me out.

It was a great night. We laughed. We goofed off. And we even made-out in the car like teenagers (until someone walked by the car and freaked me out). It was wonderful to reconnect with my husband. We're good at the fun stuff. Unfortunately, we're not always so good at the day-to-day stuff, like bill paying and house cleaning. So often we get frustrated with each other. We need to try and reconnect more often to help us get through the monotony - Saturday night was just what we needed.

8 comments:

Gina Steinagel said...

Wow...sounds like so much fun!! You guys are so cute and fun...we should have hung out more when we all lived by eachother!! How fun to go skiing...I haven't done that for like 15 years, I would probably kill myself trying it again though!!

Christie said...

I know - we should have hung out more. There were so many great people in that neighborhood that we never got to know well enough.

Tiburon said...

Sounds like a great night! I am so glad you got to go out :)

Anne Marie said...

How fun. It's crazy for me to realize that we are "grown-up" now and we just don't do all the fun stuff we used to, so I'm glad you got to go out and have such a good time, like a couple of teenagers. haha.

Jan said...

I'm so glad you got your little fun date with your hubby - I think we all need that. It sounds like a blast!

carrie said...

I loved this post.... You guys are so cute. We all need a little fun like that once in a while, huh?? I think the night skiing stuff sounds like a blast!!

Erin said...

Good for you! Sounds like fun!

Lynita said...

Yeah I love night boarding, except when it's icy. Ryan and I are supposed to get a date sometime soon, it has been at least 3 mos. since our last and before that even longer! I really wish we could afford the sitters for weekly dates, but at least we try to reconnect once a week by staying up too late talking and goofing off. So good for the relationship.