After a fun week in St. George my Mom and I packed our bags and flew to Charlotte.
James was more than excited to see us and have some company.
My Mom was truly a saint.
Our moving truck was a little late arriving so we took our time doing a few things around town.
Getting to know the lay of the land.
And soon Nana was pushing me and James out the door on a date.
Although I was nervous to leave Annie, I knew she was in the very best hands.
James has always been big on doing celebratory dinners.
I call him a "sweeper" for this reason.
He texted me and said to be ready at 6.
I had no idea where we were going, and quite frankly had nothing dressy to wear in my suitcase.
I borrowed the nicest dress my Mom had in her bag and off we went.
We caught the train right outside our place and headed Uptown.
In Charlotte all of the buildings have this underground connecting tunnel.
You can get to almost any building indoors.
So I really had no idea where we were going.
James took me to this place called Bentley's on 27.
I'll admit - I was very impressed by how much research he had done.
The restaurant was on the 27th floor of one of the main buildings and overlooks all of Charlotte.
It has been really hard for me to grasp how big this city is because of the trees and flat landscape.
Funny, but true.
What a sight it was to see our new home at sunset.
I couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate our arrival.
Thank heavens for my sweet husband.
Despite the fact that I was asking my Mom for play by play updates, he still made it a romantic dinner.
We talked about our journey and our new path.
There are a lot of sacrifices ahead of us but we feel this is the right thing for us to do right now.
I'll be honest, it is hard to be in a very new place with a very new culture.
But this is what we wanted.
We are going to have to become strong independently while relying on each other.
This dinner was just what the doctor ordered for this new, rundown Mommy.
Although it was only half way over at this point, moving had taken a toll on me.
Sure, dinner is just a superficial thing
but sometimes a night out on the town with your main squeeze
is a great reminder of how very blessed you are.
I was once again reminded that while the world spins around us like crazy
it is crucial to put our marriage first.
In the midst of having a baby your relationship with your spouse is often put on the back burner.
James and I definitely want to keep that spark alive even with littles running round.
Boy did I get a good catch.
Thanks for the night out on the town babe.