Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Circle of Life

I woke up the morning of August 20th with my sweet husband by my side. We had been neck deep in packing and moving details for a few days when he turned to me lovingly said, "I need you to be ready tonight at 5pm. We're going out for out last date night in Utah". 

I was rather perplexed and a little annoyed that he would ask me to drop everything and go on a date with him. I had my sister-in-law coming over that evening to help me pack the kitchen and my mother-in-law coming over Saturday morning to help with the rest of the packing, how do we possibly have time for a date night?? Before I could argue he said, "I've already made plans and reservations, so you need to be ready and not ask questions, okay?" 

I agreed and told him it was his responsibility to call my sister-in-law and explain why we would have to cut our packing date short.

I went about the day with little thought of where I was going that night. I had a lot on my mind as it was, so it was easy to think about other things. I came home from work around 3pm and my sister-in-law was already at our condo packing up the kitchen. 

We worked until 4:30 and then she left...I felt like we had just gotten going and so I was annoyed again that I had to stop the momentum and get ready for our date.

I got ready and we left the house later than Matthew had anticipated. We got in the car and had an empty tank, so we had to stop off at the gas station. By this point I felt really bad since it was a quarter to 6 and we had a reservation somewhere at 6pm in Salt Lake City.

We had dinner on the patio at PF Chang's. It was a beautiful evening and by this point I was happy to get away from the moving chaos. 

After dinner, we went for a walk and to my surprise we ended up at:

And we walked in the theater and up to Will Call where we were given our two tickets for The Lion King!!!

I couldn't believe it!!! I had mentioned to Matthew back in February that this was a show I would love to go see. At the time we didn't know where we would be in August.

This movie has always had a special place in my heart. It was one of my dad's favorite Disney movies; he would watch it with us often when we were kids. It was actually one of the last movies I ever saw with my dad. And the story hits close to home for me and my family. 

As we were sitting in the theater waiting for the show to start Matthew made me promise that I would only cry at the sad parts. I agreed, but I didn't know how difficult that would be.

They opened the show with "The Circle of Life" and I got all misty-eyed. The entire show was beautiful and has such amazing symbolism. It also has some amazing songs that aren't in the movie.

If you have an opportunity to go see this show-DO IT!!! It is worth every penny!
It is definitely a date night I will never forget. I'm so grateful for a husband who is mindful of me and knows what I need even when I don't. It was the perfect way to relax and spend time together before the big move!


Patty Ann said...

Nemmy, this is probably one of my all time favorite plays. I love the costumes. They are so amazing. I am glad that you got to have a fun evening on the town before you left for your new home.

Bethany said...

Oh my goodness I am crying. Why you gotta do that to me? That is so awesome. 10 million points for Matthew!!!

Lindsey said...

way to go matthew! what a great way to spend your last date night in utah! you look so cute in the pictures, i love your hair!

i can't wait to hear more about kansas!

Blake and Erin said...

How sweet! We miss you guys! (Kaleb was surprisingly nice to his nursery teachers, but we hear about you often and how you moved to Kansas because Bro. Allphin got a really cool job) :)

Eaton Family said...

Ahh Emily that is so cute! Your husband sounds amazing!! I am glad that you got a nigh off of packing, it is hard stuff to get up and move far away! Glad you guys had one last date nght in Utah!

Mauri said...

how sweet!

sparks said...

awwwwwww that is so cute!!

btw, Sister Allphin this is Sarah from the yw. I am glad to hear that things are going so wonderfully for you and your hubby.

Best of luck to you both!

Garn said...

what a stud!!! How was it?