Date Night With Jeff ~ sunset, woodsmoke, and churchbells

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Today after a nice lunch out with Andrea and Madeline, we had a relaxing day at home. We decided to have a casual date night this week. We went to the local butcher and bought steaks to grill, and took a stroll up to the wine store while the coals began to burn…

Jeff went out to get firewood for a little backyard bonfire…

we sipped Pinot…

had Italian tomato salad with baguette,

unfiltered extra virgin olive oil & aged cheddar…


great conversation  while watching the fire burn…

the old fashioned street lamps flicker on Plum Street…

and the sun set.

Tonight we listened to the sweet song of church bells…

and enjoyed the scent of fresh air, wood smoke and grilling steaks…

This must mean summer is near. Right?

We cuddled up by the fire…

made toasted marshmallows for 2…

and then went inside to start watching the first season of

Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie

What did you do for date night?


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  6 comments for “Date Night With Jeff ~ sunset, woodsmoke, and churchbells

  1. March 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    its irrelevant what i did for date night (which, consequently, was nothing because joe was out of town) because your night is so fabulous i feel envy! how beautiful a dinner, and lovely fire to warm yourselves together in front of!!! just beautiful leisa, you continue to amaze me.

  2. Melissa
    March 22, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    awe! I wish you were my next door neighbor so on nights when Joey is out of town I could kidnap you and we could all hang out on the deck for date night. I like having date night with my friends too! Maybe in June we could double… 😉

  3. March 22, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    ha ha! ok two things! one, yes lets double in june! second, he’s looking for a new job (that’s less than 100% travel) so maybe we’ll end up closer! he asked me the other day if we could move to s dakota! i said YES!!!

  4. Melissa
    March 22, 2011 at 9:09 pm


  5. Kimber Dunn
    March 31, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I love hearing about your date nights!! I love that you guys are still in love and do those things together!! Fires are the most romantic too, LOVE your photos as always!!

  6. Melissa
    March 31, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks so much sweet lady! 🙂

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