Saturday, March 27, 2010

Restaurant Time Warp

Scott's mom and step-dad came into town to visit this weekend, and they offered to let us go out tonight while they watched the kids.  This meant that Scott and I got to go out on our third date in a matter of three weeks.  This is UNPRECEDENTED, people.  I don't even know what to do with myself anymore.  Also, I'm running out of cute outfits to wear.

We decided to kick it old school and go to Vincenzo's Ristorante.  We haven't been there in years, but for some reason it sounded perfect tonight.  While we were waiting for our table, a cocktail waitress saw me making googly eyes at Scott and asked me if he was a keeper.  He told her that I must like him a little bit, since we'd actually gone to Vincenzo's for our first Valentine's Day ever, which was more than 11 years ago. 

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See?  We even took pictures to commemorate the occasion.  Goodness we were babies.  And dorks for bringing a camera to a restaurant and taking pictures across the table from each other.  Okay, fine...I was the dork who brought the camera.  But it was Valentine's Day!  And Scott was dating me so he's a dork by association.

Then tonight, the hostess took us to our table, and I kid you not - she sat us at EXACTLY the same table we sat at 11 years ago.  So we snapped some camera phone shots, for comparison purposes.

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So much has changed, but the waitress was right...Scott's still a keeper.  And I'm still a dork, but what can you do.

18 comments:

BranderPaul said...

I have two things to say--
1) YOU GUYS ARE SOOOOO SWEET!
2) ED!!!!

see you next weekend?? :)

Steph said...

You guys were adorable back then and even more so now!
Good job on all the date nights!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I love the "then and now" pictures! We have a picture in our kitchen from when we celebrated my birthday in 2001 at one of our then-favorite restaurants (although we asked the waitress to take the picture of us together, which is probably still dorky). It seems like just yesterday, but we look like such babies!

I'm just impressed you *found* those pictures after all this time! :)

Aging Mommy said...

Lovely post - how nice to be able to revisit a restaurant where you spent your first Valentine's day. You both look like teenagers in the 1999 shots and still today look young and happy.

As for the lack of date night outfits, I just have one or two wearable ones for each season too. All you need to do is make sure you visit different places with different people each time you go out, then no one else will know!

liz said...

That's really sweet! It's fun to look back like that. And congrats to you guys for getting 3 date nights so close together!

Lisa said...

I love this! How cute is it that you took pictures way back then and could do it again at the same table! great idea to go back there, I hope you had a great time!

Chelle said...

How romantic! I love it!

Y'all are too cute--then AND now!

xoxo

Kim said...

who says taking pictures across the table is dorky?

We've got a pair from ihop :)

Sadia said...

I like your current look far better. :) Those photos are adorable. You DO know that most people in the world age in 11 years, right?

Carrying a camera everywhere is dorky? Huh, figures. I've always been a dork. Also geek and nerd.

mrs. b. said...

holy crap, you two are adorable! then *and* now.

and i enjoy your dorkiness, mama. :)

tandis1 said...

Aww, how cute are you two?! And why have you not aged at all in 11 years? Especially considering you have three kids, two of whom are twins? I look back at pictures from just three years ago, and I swear I've aged 11 years just in that time frame! :D Apparently, I can no longer blame it on my girls ;-)

Megan said...

Thanks everybody! :-)

erica said...

Is it offensive if I tell you you got better with age? I mean, the hair, the look.... Hawt, lady!

Jenn said...

Goodness... you are adorable !! Love the wink picture... that is a keeper!! What a clever idea! wish I could do that... hm... must start scanning old picture... (yeah right!) ;)

Helene said...

You are NOT a dork!! You are absolutely adorable and I love that you and your hubby still know how to have a good time (one that doesn't lead to another set of twins, mind you!)

carma said...

you guys are cute; and it was probably some sort of sign that she sat you at the exact same table! It was meant to be *sigh*

The Lane Family said...

The then and now pictures are great and you look AMAZING and I like your husbands wink so fun!!!

Plus 3 dates in 3 weeks...that is AWESOME!!!

Danae said...

I guess that makes me a dork too. I drag the camera around with me almost everywhere. But how else to document that we did go on dates every once in a (very) great while?