Thursday, April 19, 2012

Change of Plans

Dinner was on the counter ready to be made. It was a beautiful Monday afternoon. The temperature here in New York was 90 degrees. Scarlett was reading her books in the living room. The cooing and gaga baa's coming from her, warmed my heart. I had made a meal plan at the beginning of the week and Day # 1's dinner was Penne with Asparagus and Parmesan.  I looked at the ingredients laying idle on the kitchen counter and contemplated. 
Ty walked in the door and set down his briefcase to greet Scarlett. As always, Scarlett threw her books to the side and crawled towards Daddy. "What are we making for dinner?" Ty asked after kisses and hugs from Scarlett. 

I began putting all the ingredients back in the fridge. Ty gave me a quizzical look. 
"Get the baby's sandals on," I said, "We're going out. I feel like eating outside."
We packed Scarlett up and went downtown to eat at a cute little restaurant. I am spontaneous. Ty likes that about me. It was a gorgeous day and I wanted to take advantage of it. Sometimes, a good spur of the moment decision is perfect. 

It was a peaceful dinner. Scarlett slept while we ate and woke up just in time to go see the ducks at Congress Park before going home to relax together. 

32 comments:

  1. cute! I love spontaneous moments like that! Also...your dress! Love that too!

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  2. Gorgeous pictures!! Those moments are the ones you remember for a long time!

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  3. I love seeing your muscular hubs with Scarlett! How precious! He looks like her mighty protector.

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  4. Great pictures! Your baby is adorable, great moments captured.

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  5. Looks like a lovely outing! It's always so nice to eat outside. We need to remember to do this before it gets too hot!

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  6. As always, love the poetry in the way you tell stories with pictures and words :)

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  7. there is nothing better than a spontaneous outdoor dinner.

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  8. My goodness, you are gorgeous!

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  9. You guys are the cutest family ever - sometimes its wonderful to be spontaneous. When the weather is so nice, it's great to take advantage of it!

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  10. Looks like a fun dinner!!!!! I LOVE your dress!!!!!! Where did you find it? It looks perfect on you!!!!!!! Sara

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  11. Perfect dinner. Sometimes, dropping plans and doing something unplanned can do more for your mood, family and relationships than sticking to the planned and cooked-with-love dinner you had in mind. :)

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  12. I wish it was warmer here! I love Scarlett's dark hair. What a cutie!

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  13. thats one of my favorite things about warm weather, dinner outside :) I see you enjoyed yourself a margarita, one of my favorites :)
    ps. visiting from embrace the camera ♥erica

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  14. There's nothing better than dinner outside on a warm evening. Love your dress!

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  15. girl, your dress is fantastic! i love your style. what a sweet evening. : )

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  16. Sounds like a lovely day, and the photos are beautiful!

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  17. Love those pictures of you with your daughter!

    ~Heather

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  18. what a beautiful family!

    yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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  19. Those are the best evenings! I love that picture of you and Scarlett! Beautiful :)

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  20. Such a beautiful post by a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing the cute-ness :)

    Have a lovely week!

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  21. Well that worked out fabulously and I adore it when that happens! Beautiful photos. Especially the one of you holding your baby girl in the park. :)

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  22. Thanks for your sweet comments about my writing. I seriously appreciate so much to hear someone say I've got "it".
    You and your little family are so beautiful! Spontaneity is definitely something to love...especially when it means spending time outside and going out to a delicious dinner! :)

    Andrea
    Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

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  23. That dress is gorgeous and your daughter is absolutely adorable <3

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  24. Ok your buttoned on my blog too;) Let me know if mine works!

    ~Heather

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  25. Darling photos. Some days are just too perfect. Thanks for sharing.

    Jennifer

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  26. Super Cute pictures of sweet family time. Love your dress too!

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  27. Just found your blog & I'm so glad I did! Your family is beautiful, so is this post. :-)

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  28. I love your dress, and Scarlett is adorable! :D
    I found your link on the #FF list! :)

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  29. Spontaneous moment are the best!!!!

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  30. i love being spontaneous and changing things up!
    your photos are beautiful. looks like the perfect spot to take in the nice weather and enjoy time with your family <3
    lovin' your dress too!!
    xoxo
    maria

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