Just the Two of Us

by | Oct 15, 2010 | Happy Anniversary, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theatre | 11 comments

It isn’t often that my husband and I get out without any of our children. (It took 10 years for us to have an overnight/weekend getaway!) We are just not very comfortable leaving our children with babysitters, and, since I don’t supplement with bottles, I can never be very far away from my nursing babies. I suppose the nice thing about our rare “dates” is that when we DO go somewhere together without our children, it is usually super special and such a treat!

That said, I wasn’t expecting more than just the nice day we had at home, and cooking meals in our new kitchen, for our anniversary this year.   That was truly more than enough!!!   Nevertheless, my husband surprised me with tickets to go and see PRIDE & PREJUDICE (just my absolute favorite classic/fiction book!) on stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival!

It was WONDERFUL!!!!!
Due to our rather tight budget at the moment recent remodel, we had the most inexpensive seats, but as the lady at the box office pointed out, “there isn’t a bad seat in the theatre” and she was right!  We were in the second row on the far right, and it was perfect. (And we didn’t have to feel guilty over spending too much!) 
I wondered how they would be able to condense the story into a 3 hour play, but must say that the directors did an excellent job and the play was charming!  (I am sure it helped to know the plot.)  The actors all portrayed the characters just as I would have imagined from the book and, I must add, “Mr. Collins” was the best EVER!  He had us laughing almost every time he was on stage! 

The music was lovely and the dancing was SO. MUCH. FUN. to watch.  Oooohhhh!  And the COSTUMES!!  I loved, Loved, LOVED them!!  I left wanting to go and find myself a new dress and matching bonnet!  ðŸ˜‰ 

Afterwards we stopped for a delicious (early) dinner before heading home to our little ones, who all did just fine while we were out!  
Thank you, Hubby, for yet another thoughtful and memorable gift! 
I’m so blessed.  You’re the best!! 


  1. Anonymous

    So, so, so, so jealous!!! I am glad that you guys had fun, you deserve it, both of you!!!!

  2. Patty

    That is such a beautiful gift! So important for Mama and Dad to find that alone time…so you are not just co-parents. 🙂

  3. Kelly

    Congrats on getting out alone! They play looks great.

  4. Shelly

    good for you!! sounds like you had a blast – what a wonderful surprise 🙂

  5. Anonymous

    what a lovely lovely date with your husband.

    I know what you mean about now gettting out often. Nowadays it's usually a movie at home with popcorn!

  6. Kelly

    Wow! That sounds like a dream date to me! Theater and Jane Austen together!? How much more fantastic does it get?!

    I'm glad you were abel to have that time together. It's so important.

  7. Gloria

    Happy Anniversary! So many October weddings! Our 15th is in a week and I remember the beauty of the Rogue river vally as we drove to the coast on our first anniversary with Benjamin just 3 months old. Sounds like you had a great time. Here's to many more happy years together!

  8. Megan

    So much fun! I love Pride and Predjudice!

  9. Jess

    I just found your blog in such an unusual way – I am a gardener and I am beginning to grow roses so the search terms I googled brought me to your blog link.

    What an amazing find for me, I am a convert to the Catholic Church, I entered during the Easter Vigil of 2009 and I've been toying with the idea of home education for my 5 year old. I'll be back!

  10. Margaret

    How FUN!!! I wish I could get down to see that. I love those movies.

  11. mel

    so nice…my dh and I joke around that we only have dates when I'm in labor! (because my parents have the other kids) Not so true anymore now that I have a teenager, but still…


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