It’s the March edition of LET’S LOOK!
If you don’t know what this is, once a month, Erika and I do a little link up where we “look” at different aspects of our lives (and then if you blog, you share and link up too!). It’s often a random little assortment of topics.
And today, we’re looking at our PERFECT NIGHT IN!
Well, this picture sums it up.
Andrew + a fun cocktail + a charcuterie board + the patio – the children = a perfect night in 😉 .
Okay, the kids can come outside and be a part of it too. Ha!
Really and truly, all of our “nights in” involve the kids because we’re never home without them. Sometimes, Andrew and I will leave the house for a date night without them, but thinking back in the almost 7 years that we’ve lived in this house, I think only twice have Andrew and I been at home and the kids be elsewhere. I mean, where are they going? We’re their ride. And their money. They can’t leave home without us, so it’s pretty much always the six of us.
With each different stage of life, “date night in” as looked different, morphed and changed, but right now, if it’s just Andrew and me trying to carve out some time with each other, we like to ask the kiddos to hang out amongst themselves while mom and dad enjoy some grownup time.
We typically sit in either the dining room or on the patio and enjoy a…
…fun drink (Our Easy Margarita is the fave!) with…
…a charcuterie board. Really? What’s better than meat and cheeses?!
Andrew and I can pretty much make a meal out of a board. I feel very proud that we have always tried really hard to connect even with younger kids in the house, but believe you me, it has gotten MUCH EASIER the older they’ve gotten. For all of you mamas out there with babies, make the effort, but please know, it does get easier.
When we have the perfect night in as a family, we have our own tradition…
…we like to eat a yummy dinner at home (right now, my kids top request is Cheesy Ranch Tacos), and then they LOVE to pile in our room and watch a movie in their sleeping bags. We say a silent prayer of thanksgiving every time it happens because we know, at any minute, the older kids will outgrow this, but for now, it’s a family favorite. We get all cleaned up, in our jammies and then cozy with a movie. On Sunday night, we did this and watched the new Disney movie Raya together. I cannot imagine looking back on my life and remembering anything sweeter than these moments here.
So, that’s how we have “perfect nights in” at the Shull house!
What do you do???
What are “musts” when you’re having a night in? Also, we’re always looking for new movie suggestions that will capture the attention of both the six year old and the forty year old, so if you have thoughts and ideas on that too, I’d love to hear them!
Next month, we’re looking at our fridge and pantries. I’m going to go ahead and warn you…mine is quite bare. If you’re linking up today too, make sure you do that at the bottom of today’s post!
One last little bit of randomness to add, but I just saw that Colleen Rothschild is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Buy One, Get One 50% off with code LUCKY50! I love so many of their products, but these right here are mine and my mom’s holy grail, daily go-tos:
RADIANT CLEANSING BALM: This is the only thing we use to take off our makeup…even waterproof liner and mascara. It’s amazing!
SHEER RENEWAL CREAM: Our daily morning moisturizer
AGE RENEWAL SUPER SERUM: Put this on after you cleanse and before you moisturize…it’s a powerhouse of vitamins to make sure your skin glow, reduce lines and brown spots…it does it all!
RETINOL SUPREME EYE SERUM: This is the only eye cream we use both morning and night!
EXTREME RECOVERY CREAM: Our nighttime moisturizer
If you’ve ever been curious about their brand, now is a great time to try it!
Happy Wednesday!!! xo