Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Trent's Almost Favorite Date!

Brooke called up out of the blue and asked if she could watch our kids on Saturday night. She asked us?!? Who does that? I didn't hesitate at all, just in case she came to her senses and took back the offer. We will always take free babysitting.....

Next was trying to figure out what to do. I was on call, so I have to have my phone with me and be able to leave instantly if I get a call AND we didn't want to spend a lot of money either. So, I came up with the idea of using our freshly purchased Rec Center passes and go exercise. I have been slacking in that department and never have time to do it anymore. Well, I have the time, but I am so depressed that I can't run anymore that I just decide to do nothing. Pathetic.
Here we are ready to go. Trent did laps in the pool and I worked on the elliptical. We both had so much fun. Trent said it was his favorite date, right after snow shoeing that is. I thought it funny that his fave date is when we weren't even together. Does that say something about our marriage? I think it just means we are so much in love and so comfortable with each other, we can do our own thing and not worry about it. Right? ;) Although I did get to look down while I was working out and watch my hot husband do his laps. I am a lucky girl. We ended up eating at Yanni's. It was a perfect meal following a fun workout.

Now Brooke being the fun Aunt that she is brought up a pizza dinner for the kids. Not only does she offer to babysit, but she offers to bring the dinner too? Really, who does this???
Then takes them to Arctic Circle to enjoy some free ice cream cones. I love this picture that she got of my Hoard. I still can't believe all those kids are mine. This picture makes me happy.
Oh and Brooke's awesomeness doesn't end there. After the ice cream treat, she took everyone home, got them in the tub (wish I had the picture Brooke took of that), and got them all ready for bed. We came home and didn't have to do anything! It was perfect. We ended the night with a showing of Fast and Furious. I thought it was dumb, but it was what I expected. Thanks Brooke for a great night out and for staying and watching the movie with us!

15 comments:

bjensen said...

Honestly I had so much fun watching your kids they are so stikin cute!! I'll e-mail you the picture of the bathtub!

Kim said...

Wow your kids are sure blessed with some great aunts! ;) All you need now is for Brooke to move in with you.

That is such a cute pic of your kids holding hands. It looks like you have a set of twins AND a set of triplets.

Amber said...

OK, who is this Brooke, and where can I find onee of her? I want one!

Sounds like a fun night!

Mindy said...

Sounds like a great date! :) I think Brooke should clone herself and save the world! ;)

Allen's said...

Love when aunts volunteer to babysit! Sounds like a great date...something Jared and I would do too! :)

Annie said...

I think I almost started crying reading about Brooke's cute night with your kids. Love her for giving you guys a break and love that you got to go to Yanni's. You should have stopped by while you were in the neighborhood!

p.s. glad the elliptical is being nice to your knee.

Maga said...

Thanks for your update of the date and the pictures---it's great to be part of your family activities and glad you are such wonderful people that you have a perfect marriage and enjoy each other!!!
Good for Brooke!!!

Brenda said...

Hey, I really liked Fast and Furious. But then, anything with Vin in it is good for me.

Andrea said...

Honestly, who does that! I can honestly say that would never enter my mind to do that!! Sorry.

Love the pic of the hoard at the end. I can imagine it's hard for you to believe they're all yours. They're all the same size for pete's sake!

Shannon said...

Okay, I just saw Mindy's comment and laughed out loud. The world would be a much brighter place if there were thousands of Brookes (maybe even Lulus) running around. Although I'm glad to know the real girl herself and all the Jensen family. I still have yet to stop by sometime... I'll work on that!

Mandi McQuivey said...

What a nice sister in law!!! That is my new favorite picture of your kids, it doesn't get any cuter! Glad you had a fun date.

angela said...

Brooke, would you like to come and be my sister-in-law too?? :)

Sarah said...

Kurtis and I need to start using that date more often! We really need to workout... And I LOVE that picture of your kids ~ so cute that they are all holding hands!

amyandseth06 said...

okay who is this woman? She sounds like she was sent straight from heaven. You are very lucky!! I think your date night sounds like a great idea. And I don't understand why you complain about needing to lose weight. I think you look great!

Julie said...

That's funny that on his short list of fave dates is you two working out separately. I love the photo of all your kids going into artic circle. CUTE.