I think I am back in the game! I am finally feeling better and am fully recovered—phew! On a whole, there has not been too many interesting things happening; however, we did have a pretty eventful weekend. After hearing predictions that gas is going to be reaching $5/gallon by Memorial day last week, Chase and I had a “family meeting” and decided that our time as SUV owners needed to come to a close.
We bid farewell to my dear Oscar (yes, we name our cars):
And welcomed Gilbert, the Nissan Altima.
This is the very first car I have ever bought. As the youngest, I was the hand-me-down girl. I drove a beat-up 1991 Volvo throughout high school and college, so it felt VERY “adult” to walk into a dealership and actually buy a car.
Besides buying a car and babysitting, was having an official date night yesterday. Chase and I have not had an exclusively designated “date night” in quite some time. While our plan was unoriginal—dinner and a movie. It was wonderful.
We grabbed dinner at a tapas restaurant in downtown Bethlehem. Does anyone else love tapas as much as I do?! I feel like they make eating dinner so much more exciting because you get to taste so many different things!
Chase relaxed with a non-alcoholic beer. He is such a nerd (said in the most LOVING way!)
And I was a complete class act with my BYOK (Bring Your Own Ketchup). I remembered ahead of time that this restaurant does not carry ketchup (the horrors!) so I did what any girl would do–packed my own! (I knew Emmy would support my decision, as she carries hot sauce in her purse).
After dinner, we went to see Act of Valor.
While this movie did not get high critical reviews (the acting was not great as the “actors” were REAL Navy seals), it had high viewer ratings. We both really liked the movie. I think the fact that Chase is going to actually be doctoring military kids made the movie even more personal. It is SO crazy to see what happens behind the scenes. The movie made me realize how much I take for granted. It requires so much sacrifice to keep this country safe. The movie also made me really want to meet a Navy Seal. It has officially been added to my bucket list.
What is on your bucket list?