Feeling the Christmas Spirit

I have to be honest about something. Every year I get a little frazzled during this time of the year. There are so many presents to buy, cookies to make and decorations to be had. Sometimes I get all caught up in buying this and that and need to snap back into reality and what the season is really about. 

For me the holiday season is a time to reflect on the past year, to squeeze the ones you love a little harder and to slow down. 

This past week Chris and I looked at each other and realized we needed a date night. We had been going through the same motions every day- wake up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch tv, go to bed. Don’t get me wrong, I love snuggling up with my guy on the sofa but we were either doing nothing or going a mile a minute doing things for the holiday/work. 

We picked a night (last Thursday) and had ourselves a little date night. We bundled up and went straight to Hampden. We went to Rocket to Venus for dinner. If you haven’t been yet I highly recommend getting the Chicken and Waffle Sandwich (chicken coated in rice krispies) and the Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly for dessert. 

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After we devoured our dishes we bundled back up and walked hand in hand down 34th Street. This particular block is best described as Clark Griswold x 12. Each house on both sides of the block decorate to the max and thousands of people come each year to walk down the street and see the lights. We like to go on weeknights because it’s a little less crowded. 

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We tried to take a selfie with the lights in the background. Although we totally failed I secretly love this photo. We are happy. Happy to be in that place, right then, with each other. 

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After the lights we stopped in The Charmery which is my favorite ice cream shop for many reasons. I love the owners and we work together frequently on events and special projects. They are seriously good people and very creative business owners. They are also one of the only ice cream shops that has GOOD vegan flavors. On this particular night I finished up the chocolate coconut in their tub and enjoyed it in a waffle cone. 

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I’m so thankful for Chris. He really brings me back down to reality and makes sure I slow down to appreciate the good things in my life. He notices when I start to get overwhelmed and makes its better. A holiday date night did the trick. 

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  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    Awww that’s so sweet! I love date nights on 34th Street!

    • Megan

      They are so much fun!

  • Jen

    How fun! :) I get frazzled during this time of year too.

    • Megan

      Its hard not to, but recognizing it helps!

  • http://www.CommuniKait.com Kait

    I totally agree about “going through the motions” sometimes. I love your date night and that chicken/waffle sandwich sounds amazing!

    • Megan

      I think the scariest part is that you don’t even realize you are going through the motions at first. I want to be more intentional and spend my time wisely! Girl.. I need to figure out how to make that chicken and waffle sandwich ASAP. I used to be a reader of Communikait and lost track of you somehow! Not sure how you found me but thank you for commenting! I’m following you again :)

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    I relate to this so much. We have been feeling the same way. This just inspired me to slow down and plan a special date night for Brandon and I!