Saturday, August 25, 2012

Date Night.


My friend Donna messaged me the other day and said,"I'm coming over around 6 on Friday night so you and Joey can go on a date." Like I'm going to say no. We haven't gone on a date since before Penelope was born so this was such a treat! We had the intention of going to the local "pub" (ish) but when we pulled up there was a radio station van outside and it was packed. I turned to Joey and said, "I'd really rather not go there when it's that busy." We drove around for a few minutes trying to decide where we would go instead and came to the conclusion to go to the fancy restaurant that we have gone to for a couple of dates, one being the first date we went on after Leena was born. We called to make sure we could dine there since they prefer reservations and it was a Friday night. Luckily we were able to get in and they were having a special musical night. When we got there there was a full rainbow above us. I've never seen a full rainbow in person, a complete, beautiful, glowing rainbow. While walking into the restaurant, that was when I realized that it was so very fitting that we ended up there for our first date after Penelope was born. Kind of that "full circle" feeling of after having Leena. We were seated in perfect view of the string quartet that was playing and enjoyed the 3 course meal they were offering that evening. It was bliss. I also was slightly afraid of eating my salad because it was a work of art and felt terrible that as soon as I started eating it, well, it looked like a bomb went off on my plate. 

I love that we don't need many dates or really any to keep our "spark" alive but I also love that going on dates really reminds me that I so dearly love my husband. I think any couple, no matter how long you've been together, you need to make time for a date every once in a while.
And you see that in the upper left hand corner?! AUTUMN COLORS!
 Outfit details:
Dread wrap: Sarong type wrap gifted to me from Laura
Necklace: Shakti Studios
Dress: Thrifted
(Thank you Donna for not talking me out of buying it.)
Belt: Thrifted

It's funny how things evolve. I told Donna and Joey that I wasn't going to post these photos on the blog as they were taking them tonight because I felt like it would detract from my purpose with this new blog. Then I thought about it and sharing these photos feels right. 

"People do unconscious alter building all the time; we call it interior decorating." - Luisah Teish
I feel this same way about the ways we adorn our body as well. Tattoos, henna, clothing, jewelry, etc, it's all unconscious alter building to me. When we take the time to really put something together and feel good in it, I think that only helps us in putting good out into the world, if it's for ourselves that we do these things. 

Katelyn

18 comments:

  1. katelyn... you are soooo gorgeous in this dress. and those blowfish shoes are a perfect match. im so glad you decided to share this here in your space. always remember, this is your space, and while its good to have some guidelines... just be you. and this is a WONDERFUL part of you. you are gorgeous and its a gift to share your unique style with others. it is inspiring. so please, keep posting them!! for me??? lol.

    and im so happy donna told you to go on a date, ha ha. that is awesome! and it sounds like it was a meant to be kind of date. *le sigh* we all need those sometimes... (i could use one for sure).

    love you!

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    1. haha Okay okay for you! I am so grateful for Donna! And yes, you need a date. Soon please?

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  2. darling!!! i'm sitting here crying...you look SO beautiful and i'm so glad you were able to go out. it IS important to reconnect soul-to-soul...after all, once the kids are grown, it will be back to the two of you. thank you for posting these photos. it totally fits with the blog because this is YOU. LOVE.

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    1. You are such a tender, beautiful soul and woman. Thank you for letting me into your life. <3

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  3. date nights are so important for the marriage and wonderful for the soul :) you look beautimous!!! that color is fantastic on you! makes you glow :) thank you for sharing <3

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  4. You are an absolute vision of loveliness.

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  5. you are radiant. your dress is dreamy. and i'm feelin' the love in the photos of you and Joey! <3 so sweet. i'm glad you shared. donna is clearly a wonderful friend.

    there's something about your glow...i think you're in a good space.

    Amy

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    1. I'm coming into a good space. I have my moments but definitely on the right track! You are so sweet. I hope to meet you someday. <3

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  6. Katelyn it sounds like you had a lovely, well deserved evening! Love your necklace, absolutely gorgeous.

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  7. Beautiful! I love the scarf in your hair. Dreamy photos.
    xo bhrett

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  8. Looking gorgeous pretty lady!! :)

    <3 sending love your way!

    -Elise
    @BlowfishShoes

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    1. Thanks so much! I am in love with my Blowfish shoes! They feel so right on my feet. I've never felt that way about shoes before.

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  9. I love it! Your dress looks fantastic and you guys are so cute together!

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    1. That is so sweet. Thank you! And I forgot how much I loooove this dress.

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