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Friday, February 25, 2011

A New Tradition

I've been feeling a little sentimental lately, thinking about the fact that Kirk and I first met 10 years ago.  We even tried to remember passwords to old email accounts and I pulled down old journals to see if we could pin it down to an exact meeting date.  Unfortunately, Hotmail dumped our old accounts, and I apparently didn't see meeting Kirk as journal worthy (I just wasn't in a journal-writing phase) so we had to just trust our memories.  We've settled on February 19th, which would have made our first date on February 24th.

We talked about reliving our first date this year (bowling and The Old Spaghetti Factory), but we both agreed it would actually be a lot more fun with the kids.  Weird, I know.  But as Valentines Day approached and I read a friend's blog about how she's turned it into a family holiday, we opted to establish a new February 14th tradition for our family.

Bowling was just as much fun as we'd expected, and it didn't hurt that I bowled the best game of our married life.  (Scroll down to see how sad it is that this is truly a great score for me.)  The boys were very well-behaved at the restaurant.  It helped that the bench seats there are kind of high, so we didn't need boosters.  The service was excellent, and they had no problem bringing us a small sample of the spinach and cheese ravioli so the kids could try it before we ordered something they might not like.  Turns out they loved it!  Dylan's favorite part was his own personal bowl of ice cream at the end of the meal.

I'm already looking forward to going again next year!


Brigham said...

You know you are a true dad when you can bowl while holding a baby :)
Looks like fun!

Kris said...

What an awesome new tradition! I'm glad you guys had fun.