Saturday, October 18, 2008

Just because I don't want it to be COMPLETELY back to blonde by the time you see a photo... and then you'll never believe I thing I say...


(Taken on Ross' blackberry--- hence, that professional feel. I'm going to make sure and get one from the side or back so you can see more of the original dark.)
We ate Miso Salmon and Slider Burgers at Cheesecake Factory, then saw Fireproof, with Lizzie and Shad. Heard of it? Either had I. Lizzie had heard it was good from someone at church. :) Which makes sense. It was CRAZY at first that it was in a real theatre and that we paid REAL money, since it felt exactly like a seminary video only a little less Mormon and a little more Born-Again. (Kurt Cameron is the main character if that explains something). But it turns out--- we liked it. Kind of a lot. I mean once we looked at it as more of a "Charlie", or "God's Army" or some other super-cheesy but surprisingly touching semi-religious film, and less of a "Backdraft (edited of course :)) or other actual Fireman movie. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I saw a movie that really honors marriage. Like a real marriage, not just a comically bad one or a happily-ever-after one. And really teaches that it's worth working your tail off, that it's not all about you and looking out for yourself even if that IS what the whole world preaches, and that as much as we want to think love is enough, we need that Divine help in the mix. While I cringed a little at the terrible acting etc... I left reminded of how important it is to think of the other, to serve him, to surprise and be kind and thoughtful and understanding. We left holding hands and talking fast and furious, both with so much to say, so little time, eating up the precious minutes before our heads hit the pillows and our sweet children awoke us in the morning filling most of our brain cells with them. :)...sigh.... that is why date nights are OH so important..... until the next one...

5 comments:

Lindsay Griffeth said...

soooo glad you had a nice time out. We went out tonight and it was so refreshing!

I've been debating about going brown for a while now. Your hair looks good either way!

Lowdogg said...

Ross' hair doesn't look any darker to me...

Lacy said...

I loved this post lillie. I read it while listening to "Adagio for Strings" (classical music). It was a really nice compliment to your writing style. Joe and I had a date yesterday starting at 3pm. We went to our stake conference meetings(!) and then got pizza afterwards. It was actually a really great date. Hurray for husbands. They really are wonderful.

Sarie said...

Aw, Lill. Loved the part about talking fast and fitting in as much as you can. And seriously- way to keep the title short and sweet, ya know?

Rebecca Smylie said...

I laughed when you said you were going to do your hair for the big night. A while ago Levi came home and told me he was going to take me on a date every Friday night. "That way I get to see you with make-up on." This is a problem. Glad you had fun-