Hey hey! It's date night. Hooray! Tonight we will be taking a 45 minute car ride to Jordan, MN to do some zip lining over christmas light lit trees out in the middle of nowhere! Minnesota winter can't stop us from having some outdoor fun. Honestly though, I never have been a fan of the cold and don't really get into winter activities, BUT I AM committed to this date this week and am so excited to do something we have never done before. That is what date nights are all about for us anyways; keeping it interesting and adventurous. I guess this just means extra cuddling for some of that glorious body heat. Anything that keeps the romance alive, right?! So, you're going to want to make sure to follow along to see how this date went in a couple of weeks. Maybe I will have ended up wondering what the heck I was actually thinking planning a zip line adventure in the dead of winter (there's a good chance of this). Ha! You'll have to follow along to find out.

As for today, I am going to share with you a date night from before we officially even became parents. What does that even feel like anymore? I was quite pregnant with Natalie at the time and we were on the search for some live music.

I don't remember the exact day, but it was definitely some day between Tuesday and Thursday. On the schedule was an artist unfamiliar to the both of us who was set to play at the Loring Pasta Bar (a tastefully designed restaurant, music venue, and latin dance club), but sounded good from what we gathered from a couple of his songs online. He was a new and upcoming artist and it was just him and his piano. Man, did we hit the jackpot or what! Have you ever gone to a show of an artist you were unfamiliar with and walked out of the venue with a huge smile on your face? That's how we felt after this show. There is just nothing better to me than a stripped down, vocally rich performance and Kevin Garrett gave us just that and more.

By the way, there were only probably 20 people TOTAL at this show. He probably wasn't as excited to see so few people as we were, but it was a rare treat and for sure felt like a private event. I couldn't believe it, he was incredible! Most of Minneapolis truly missed out that evening. I turned to my husband and said, "This guy's going to make it big. And we will never forget this intimate performance of his." It will always be a special memory.

If you haven't heard of this guy, go find him on iTunes. You need to hear his beautiful voice and incredible artistry. Also, yesterday's blog post I shared a playlist to help bring a little rest into your week and help you unwind from the busyness of the holiday season. There I feature two songs of his that are my favorites right now. Check it out! 

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