Downtown Progressive Appetizer Date Night

This year, David and I celebrated our SEVENTH anniversary! I’m sure you can all agree that time flies!!! I really can’t believe it’s been that long. It feels like yesterday that I was the stupid girl who couldn’t open the pool gate and had to ask the sexy shaved head, red beard, smoking a cigarette guy for help. And despite what he tells you, no I was not trying to get his attention, I really couldn’t figure out how to open it!

This was right after we got engaged in NYC! We celebrated with a Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity

How it all started seven years ago! This was right after we got engaged in NYC at Serendipity!

Anyway, this was our first year to have two kids, so we were both pretty ready for a kid free night! We had been going back and forth on what we should do for the night. We knew for sure we wanted to stay at a hotel, mostly so we could watch cable and sleep in without interruptions! We played around with different ideas. Go to San Antonio, the hill country, stay in Houston, etc. I eventually found a boutique hotel on TripAdvisor called the Sam Houston Hotel. I read the reviews, which were all pretty nice and decided for $76 (that’s with tax) it seemed like a good place to stay. So our decision on where to go was decided, now we just needed to figure out what else we would do while there. Continue reading

Simple Wine and Cheese Night

Way before we had kids, David and I went out pretty often, and even though we enjoyed a night on the town, one of our favorite date nights was staying in and doing a wine and cheese night. It’s something that is so simple and if you were to order a cheese platter at a restaurant it usually costs an average of $15 and hardly has enough food on it to satisfy one person. And a glass of wine (not on happy hour) typically starts out at about $8.

So once we had kids the going out so much came to a halt, but the wine and cheese nights didn’t have to stop. I’m not lying when I say it is genuinely one of my favorite dinnertime meals, and I’m pretty sure David would agree. It’s a great way to feel like you’re out, but way cheaper and you can pick and choose everything you want. Continue reading