It's not that we don't have great people who are willing to help us out. We have so many friends who have offered to watch Marcus while Scott and I enjoy some adult time.
I struggle with this.
It's not that our friends aren't capable, or we don't trust them. We do. I know we have some of the greatest people supporting us, especially with our families so far away.
Our friends are not the issue. It's Marcus.
That sounds bad doesn't it? What I'm trying to say is I feel guilty leaving our friends to watch Marcus in the evenings - when he is the most challenging. No one should have to endure the pains that evenings tend to bring.
With that said, leaving Marcus with family is no problem.
Why is it so much easier to leave the kiddo with our folks?
During our time in KC we recruited Grandma and Grandpa to watch Marcus while Scott and I had a real, grown up date.
We started at one of my all-time favorite places in the city - The Country Club Plaza.
|Dinner at McCormick & Schmicks? Don't mind if I do.|
I do find it ironic we flew 1500 miles inland to have seafood.
|Seriously SO GOOD.|
|Hence the name, "City of Fountains."|
|I absolutely adore this fountain. We had several wedding photos taken at this location and the fountain conjures up some pretty spectacular memories.|
|The Kauffman Center for the Preforming Arts.|
What a majestical building. I hope the next time we are in town we can attend a concert.
...And we appreciated all that has remained the same.
|Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.|
One of my favorite churches.
Our date wasn't glamorous, or fancy, or wild, but it was perfect. Spending time alone, digging up old memories in familiar places while creating new memories was exactly what we needed.
Only six more months until our next date!