Saturday, February 16, 2008

Date Night

I decided it would be fun tonight to kind of play "deal or no deal" for a date night.

I wrote 3 different versions of a dinner/movie date and put them in envelopes and had Scott pick one.

The three versions were:
1. "Juno" and Outback
2. "Fool's Gold" and Chili's
3. "Bucket List" and Mimi's.

The envelope he picked had #3. On Saturdays - if we actually go to a movie - we always go to the matinee movie and then to dinner. That way we get home earlier and we save money.
The "Bucket List" is really cute. It makes you think about what you would want to do if you only had 6 months to live.
So after the movie we went to Mimi's and we sat down and Scott said "You aren't going to believe this but your blog friend Jessica is sitting behind us." So I turned around and there she was!!! We both squealed and hugged! It was so fun to see her live and in person! She is just as cute and sweet in person as she is on her blog. I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later whether we set it up or not - we just seem to gravitate towards the same places and NWA isn't that big! And we got to meet her husband David also!
Of Course I made Scott take our picture!
We had a great dinner! Scott got the Mardi Gras Burger which was HUGE - he brought half of it home and I had quiche, salad and my favorite banana chocolate muffin!
We were going to go to Sam's but it is raining so hard here that it would have been a mess so we will have to go later. Such a fun date night! With the added bonus of meeting a "bloggy" friend in person!

26 comments:

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

How fun! I love that your hubby recognized a "blog" friend!! = ) Very sweet.

The Garners said...

That is SO very fun that you and Jessica met by accident!!!!!! (so glad you had your camera with you to document it!) I've started reading her blog every day, and she seems like such a neat girl!!! And your meals look delicious! I love Mimi's food, but we keep having bad service at the one here!?!? :( We've been like the invisible table the last 3 times we've been--no one takes our order, refills our drinks, etc. They do have great food though--especially the fruit!

His Doorkeeper said...

So glad you got to finally meet Jessica! What a fun way to meet...by accident...and Scott was the one who recognized them first!!

I have got to have a banana chocolate muffin!!

RachelM said...

The best part is that Scott recognized her! So funny how we get our husbands in on it! I've been thinking we should have all the bloggy people in NWA get together sometime. We know each other so well anyways!
I've heard the Bucket List is a great movie. Can't wait to see it!

Meredith said...

Oh-I'm jealous I wasn't there too! What a fun night!

Staci said...

What a fun surprise!!

Jessica said...

Oh. my. word. Disclamier- I hate just eaten and my lipstick is totally M.I.A! I hate that I look so pale! Ha! I totally hugged you like the stalker I am, girl! I loved seeing you out. It was like meeting a celebrity! : )

kathleenjean said...

I love that envelope idea...very inspiring:) I might have to steal it!!

Marlee Belle said...

How fun! The world is such a small place! I met 2 bloggy friends Friday night. One was intentional and the other not! Good times!

K.Barnes=Jessica's Mom said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweet surprize that you & Jessica were at the same place tonight. It was meant for you guys to meet tonight, & your husband relized Jessica, thats the greatest compliment to relize a stranger but only from the blogging world of pictures. It just shows how you guys could be blogging sole-mates,ha!!!! Jessica called me as soon as her & David got home. And she was so excited to meet you & Scott. And I love the envelpe idea, very creative Kelly. And I'm glad you just happen to have a camera. My hobby is photography, so a girl just happening to be carrying a camera is someone that I can relate too,Ha!!!! Thanks for your friendship to Jessica. Her & David a such great people. And I'm not just saying that because I'm her mother,Ha!!!

Lindsey said...

What a cute idea! I'm so jealous! How fun would it be to run into to you and Jessica?! Now if I'm ever in Arkansas....haha.

Jennifer said...

I love the date envelope idea! How adorable is that! I also think that it is totally fabulous that you and Jessica got to meet!!! How I would love to meet up with you all one day too! Hey, if I'm ever in NW Arkansas, I'll have to let you all know. Maybe a blogger luncheon! LOL

You all rock!

aWare said...

Kelly, I always think I am going to run into a blogging friend! One time I totally fell on a sidewalk at the Shoppes in Pinnacle (holding Harry) and a girl was so nice to ask if I was okay..i was so embarrassed...she then said she knew me from my blog! What are the odds! Anyhow, i know we will meet...with the same friends and living in the same town...how has that not happened?

Brandy said...

So, I lurk over here all the time, but I'm not sure I've ever left a comment! Anyway, just wanted to say "hello." Glad u got to meet Jess live and in person, she's one of my closest friends, she's wonderful!!

Megan said...

That's a fun twist for date night. I think I'll try that sometime. Charlie and I always have trouble making decisions-we want the other to be happy! So glad you and Jessica got to meet.

Leigh Ann said...

Oh how fun! That is so neat that you got to meet Jessica. She seems so sweet. You look adorable as usual!

Jenna said...

Now that is some fun times right there! Glad y'all had a great night!

P.S. I LOVE that necklace. You are adorable.

sas said...

I love the envelope idea! I may have to try that! How much fun that you ran into Jessica! What a small world it is. My poor husband DOES NOT get this whole blogging thing. He has no idea what I write about or to who!

Tiffani said...

I LOVE your date night game idea. I'm gonna have to use that! So fun that you ran into Jessica...y'all are just so cute!

Mandy said...

What a fun idea for a date night! I might have to totally steal that idea!! That is so neat that you saw Jessica and that Scott recognized her!!

THE OTHER HUSE said...

What an awesome idea! Good job, girl!! Glad you had a great night!

THE OTHER HUSE said...

What an awesome idea! Good job, girl!! Glad you had a great night!

laura said...

I am so stealing that idea for date night, what fun! I love that he gets to draw the date. Your quicke looks yummy...I love quiche!

Caroline said...

Oh i wish i was at mimi's to meet you both!!!!! no fair. KELLY KELLY KELLY>>>>>>> Love your date idea. wonderful

pinkmommy said...

That is so cool that you guys ran into each other! And I love that Scott recognized her!

Sandra said...

How fun that Scott recognized her! I'd love to run into a bloggy friend.