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A Killer Queen Date Night

Thank you to everyone who checked in and asked how my first day(s) back to work went. Day 2 for me, and day 1 for B were better than expected, though still pretty tough. He took all of his bottles like a champ, and even managed to squeeze in a few naps. I know it will take a few weeks to really feel like we’re in a groove. Until then, we’ll just keep truckin’ right along!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, dating your spouse is so very important. Especially once you throw kids into the mix. Since B was born 13 weeks ago, there wasn’t a single time Adam and I were alone together until this past weekend when we went on our first official parents-of-two-date-night-out! It’s one thing to drop one kiddo off at the grandparents, but another to drop TWO, so when we finally got the chance and felt comfortable with it, we took full advantage and enjoyed some quality time together. I wanted to make sure and squeeze in a solid date night before returning work and life got a little crazier. Mission accomplished. I documented this on my Instagram stories over the weekend but thought it was worth documenting here, too. Mainly because it rarely happens!

We went back and forth on what we wanted to do for our date night and while we both would have gladly just slept for a few hours, we decided a nicer dinner and movie was in order. Our movie of choice? Bohemian Rhapsody! I’m really picky about which movies I spend money on to see in the theater but I knew this one was going to be well worth it. If you don’t know, or are too young to know, (youths!) it’s a biopic of Queen, and it was just as epic as it sounds. We both grew up listening to Queen so that made it even more fun. Hits like the movie’s namesake, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Under Pressure, Radio GaGa, and Another One Bites The Dust all stand out in my mind as anthems from my childhood and teenage years. I mean come on, what teenager hasn’t driven around with their friends lip syncing to one of these? Although we are both products of the LATE 80’s, (Mercury passed in ’91) we can still appreciate the greatness that was Queen.

Instead of hitting up dinner before the movie, we saw the movie at our local Movie House where they serve you dinner during the movie. I’d never been to anything like it before and my mind was blown at how genius it was! They had a full menu, full bar, popcorn – the works! And the seats were full recliners, and oh so comfy. If I didn’t want to see the movie so bad I could have 100% fallen asleep after I gorged myself on dinner. Adam had an Asian Bowl of some sorts, and I had the Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, and we split a bowl of popcorn. Oh, and endless Dr. Pepper – because duh.

So the movie. I don’t rave about movies often, but this one was unreal! Seriously so good. I’d for sure see it again, without a doubt. Sometimes movies about real people can be risky, and come out as much more fiction than truth, but Bohemian Rhapsody did an amazing job of capturing Queen and the life of Freddie Mercury to a tee. The costumes, the storytelling, the music – all of it was incredible, and if Rami Malek doesn’t win an Oscar for his performance as Freddie, I would be totally shocked! It was basically like being at a Queen concert the whole time.

After the movie, we returned to pick up both littles and head home for a late bedtime. While I loved the alone time with my husband, having my baby back in my arms and hearing A’s excitement to see us will always make my heart melt.

Date night, you were so good to us. We’re already ready for another!

Do you date your spouse? Have you seen Bohemian Rhapsody? Do you like Queen?


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    November 8, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Good for you guys! Date nights out are something we totally have slacked on since having our daughter. Whenever we do have a date we always have fun and say we should do that more often! In a couple weeks we have a double date planned with friends of ours. We are going to a symphony of Harry Potter! I’m so excited! They show the movie and then the live orchestra performs all the songs from the movie during the movie!

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