date night


I hereby submit this photo as evidence why it’s best when I don’t take pictures with myself in them. Don’t we all look so… awkward?! And this was seconds before the neighbors drove down their driveway wondering why we were standing around in the yard like dorks. Also, it was windy and Jackson couldn’t keep his hair out of his face. Jonathan has a stick, as usual. I managed to get us in focus, but chopped off our feet. But whatever. It’s kinda us.

That afternoon I took the boys to see Megamind. Very cute. I lost count of how many times Jackson leaned over and told me he missed Daddy. The last movie we saw in the theater was with Caleb during R&R. Jackson remembered that.

When we walked out to the parking lot he looked around and said “I haven’t had dinner yet. How about we find somewhere around here to eat?”

“Um, okay.”

“Red Lobster sounds pretty good to me.”

“Oh… really, Jack? I vote for Cheddar’s.”

Seeing my reluctance, Jackson quickly got Jonathan on board and they proceeded to chant “Red Lobster, Red Lobster” all the way to the car. I can’t wait until Caleb is home and there will be someone to side with me again.


Marian Frizzell said…
first of all, you look adorable if slightly awkward, which I think is always a great combination. I especially love how Jonathan is leaned in slightly like he's trying to get his face in the frame. There was a beautifully wistful quality to this post, even the photograph, and it just made me want to give all three of you hugs.
Elisa said…
Well Jackie, I hate to admit it, but wow that's an awkward photo if ever I've seen one. Have you been to You might just have to submit that one. ;-) Did the neighbors ACTUALLY come to investigate? That's hilarious! Sweet Jack, I wish I could be a fly on the wall when Daddy gets back. Soooo, where did you wind up eating after that vote? :)
Caleb said…
I absolutely love the picture, honey. It's a great picture. It's really nice to see everyone together in the same picture. Can't wait to get home. Love you.