Date Night!!!!!


Mr. Serious and I had a date night. Apparently, it’s one of those things that married couples do when they leave their kids at home! Let’s just say it’s been a while (I really don’t think we’ve had one since E arrived!)

We even dressed up (but only did a self picture). I’m wearing a dress! (Which was free thanks to my mom buying a dress that she didn’t like the fit of. Whoot!) It was nice sitting next to each other not worrying about the girls and just enjoying each other’s company. I even got to rest my head on his shoulder. Swoon. It’s still a nice fit over 14 years later.

date night at #totem

We went to go see Cirque du Soliel’s Totem at Atlantic Station. And it was nothing short of amazing. The colors, the people, the lighting, the graphics. Everything was awesome.

date night at #totem

And intriguing right when we got there as this is what we saw (I didn’t know I couldn’t take pictures before the show started. Promise I wasn’t trying to break the rules. My phone stayed firmly planted in my purse…)

date night at #totem

Seriously. Amazing. The clowns started working the audience before the show even started…and there may have been some popcorn thrown at the audience. They were hilarious and kept things moving and interesting. They took on several characters and each was awesome. 

TotemPhoto: Pouya Dianat/Cirque du Soleil

There were ring acts, jumping on plank acts, trampoline and bar acts, trapeze acts, women on tall unicycles with bowls on their heads and so many more. A favorite was a “scientist” that juggled light up balls inside of a giant flask. It was like molecules moving around in there. And, I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but I think he finds something while doing his science experiment.

It was also nice to see that they were human. There were a couple little hiccups during the show and everything kept moving smoothly. Sometimes it just helps keep the reality in check. 

If you get a chance to see Cirque du Soleil definitely do it. There is nothing bad to say about the show (although, Mr. Serious would like me to mention that the seats are a little on the uncomfortable side!)

We received tickets to see the show. All thoughts are my own. 


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  1. You two look great! Glad you were able to get out and enjoy yourselves “kid free”. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Elaine. It was nice to be a kid-free adult for the evening.

  2. I’m glad that you had such a nice date night. John took me to see my first cirque du solely last month and it was amazing too. Keep up the date nights…. It is good for you. Some day the kids will be grown and gone. You and your hubby need to have a strong bond built through years of growing closer together. Some of my friends let family come between them and when the children were gone they didn’t have much left together. I’m glad that after 14 years you two are still a great fit. Keep it up. Hugs, Lura

    1. My iPad changed the word soleil to solely above…. Bad iPad…bad iPad

      1. I like that you scolded the iPad:)

        We try to do date nights. E makes it a little harder since she doesn’t take a bottle…but we will definitely continue to try. We even went out last night while my parents are here and had another date night. Twice in one month is pretty awesome!

        Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

  3. Ya’ll look great!! I’m jealous – its been at least a year since we’ve been out on one!! My family was sick for our anniversary so they couldn’t even watch the kids for our date we had planned for that.

    1. Hubby was sick for our Christmas party we were supposed to attend, so it was a bummer.

      And thank you. When you go out so infrequently you have to take a minute to do your hair, right?

  4. I have always wanted to go!! Yeah to a date night!

  5. Anti-Supermom says:

    Yea for date night! Dan and I got tickets to go too, last year. It was simply AMAZING!

  6. I have heard that this was good. Glad you all had a date night we had a quick one to see twilight thanksgiving night only because family came in.

    1. Usually my family visiting is the only way we get to have one:)

    1. You should definitely check out the schedule….it was awesome.

  7. Jennifer Marie says:

    what a cute couple-nice pic!

  8. Sounds like a great date night. I can’t decide whether to go see it. We saw ovo, and it was good, but not great. Wonder how totem compares.

    1. Hmmm..I can’t compare, so I’m not sure. Could be that I’m easy to impress, though:)

    1. Thanks hon. Every once and a while I have to get dolled up.

  9. pat chance says:

    very glad you liked the dress and it fit – glad you had a date night – couples need those once and a while

  10. Wow! What a fun date night! I hear ya on the whole “don’t know what date night means”. It is so hard to find time together sometimes. Now that our kids are 5 & 3 we’ve finally decided to try to find a regular babysitter that is not family. Being a teacher, luckily there are lots of candidates, kids of teacher friends that have grown up & I trust!

    1. We don’t have family close, so we have to do the sitter thing…and it’s tough. I don’t think I ever had a student that I would have trusted…you are lucky!

  11. You guys look awesome. Having a ‘kids free’ is great once in a while. Your post inspires me and maybe I’ll find time to just go out and enjoy. All we ever go out without kids are the official functions!

    1. Thanks. It was really nice to be out without the kiddos!

  12. Sounds like you and Mr. Serious had a great time. I have yet to experience cirque. It looks so awesome. The Husband and I haven’t experienced a date night in years. We usually do our dates when he stays home and the kids are in school.

    1. Yeah, we spend a lot of our date nights at home on the couch watching a movie..but it’s nice to get out sometimes!

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