Last night after dinner, Jesse and I were talking about his upcoming youth group event: seeing Pirates of the Caribbean 4 at the El Capitan and then hiking up to the Hollywood sign. I'm bummed that I can't go, since they're doing it next Friday as an official kick-off to summer, and I have to work.
We've seen every Pirates together (I think? Maybe not the first? Lol, what was my life like before I met him in 2005?!) at a theater, and the thought of him going without me made us both sad. We tried to think of a night that we could go together before next Friday, but realized that there is not a SINGLE night between now and then that we don't have plans!
So we did something crazy. We grabbed snacks, camping chairs, and a pile of blankets, and drove out to the local drive-in movie theater for a double showing of X-Men and Pirates.
Oh my. I'm too old for such spontaneity these days! But, we realized last night that our days of being able to be spontaneous will be pretty limited after our little one arrives...so we went for it.
We had a wonderful time cuddling under blankets while watching the movies under a waning moon with the back of our station wagon open so that we could hear the audio from the movie. (I didn't quite make it all the way through both movies, but I woke up from time to time with a squeeze from my Handsome Man's hand.)
It was after 2am by the time that we got home. I forgot to factor in that a double feature starting at 8:30 would go pretty late if both movies were over 2 hours long! Oops! We'll probably be pretty tired today, but I'm thankful that we got that opportunity to do something spontaneous, spend time together, and not miss out on a tradition that we enjoy.