Date Night With Two Tickets

I've mentioned before how hard it's been to raise Henry out in PA with no friends or family anywhere nearby (though luckily it's not quite as hard as some people have it!).  Henry's grandmas are doing their best to make it easier on us though- B's mom comes out every couple of weeks to keep Henry out of daycare for a couple of days to save us some money (daycare is CRAZY expensive, am I right?!).  And my mom comes once a month to let B and I have a date night.  This weekend was our date night and if you follow me on Instagram, you would've seen that it was one great night.

We started our night in Pittsburgh with a sightseeing cruise on the Gateway Clipper, the city's ferry company.  We've seen all of these places before but hadn't heard too much of the history behind them so it was fun for us.  The not fun part?  When we got detoured for a half hour because of a severely drunk passenger who kept passing out.  Our ship had to dock near Heinz Field so an ambulance could come get her.  At least there was beer.

After that we took our time walking back to the other side of the city to our hotel.  We laughed and joked and took stupid pictures.  Pittsburgh is such a pedestrian friendly city and no matter where you're walking along the river, the views are insane.  Aside from Venice, I'm not sure if I've ever seen a more beautiful city.

We took our time at the hotel and then wandered around the city looking for dinner around 9:00.  This was also about the time that everyone that had been at the Pirates game were ALSO out looking for dinner so our options became limited unless we wanted to wait an hour+.  We didn't.  We finally settled on dinner at Six Penn which turned out to be such a good choice.

By the time we were done with dinner it was close to 11 and because we're old and have lost our ability to party, we decided we had done enough drinking and made our way back to our hotel to have cheesecake in bed.  And because we were given two full beds instead of one King like we had reserved, we ended up sleeping in separate beds at my request.  A bed ALL to myself where I could stretch out and not listen to anyone snoring in my ear?  Heaven.  Until B's phone went off at 6:45 a.m. and now we're divorced.

I also want to take a second to talk about this outfit because what would this post be without an outfit recap?  I complained in front of my closet for a good 20 minutes before we left because I didn't know what I wanted to wear.  I wanted to be comfortable because I knew we'd be doing a ton of walking, but I recently went through a closet purge and all of my "nicer" clothes are work clothes.  So eventually I put on destructed skinny jeans (Old Navy), and this shirt I got at J.Crew years ago and I was like "oh yeah, this is me".  It's nothing special, but it easily defines my style- classic with a slight edge.

I actually planned my outfit around this purse that I had been dying to use.  Amanda from Two Tickets sent it to me awhile ago and I fell in love with it immediately.  The super clean lines, plus black and white mixed with mint is so my style.  AND, it can be used three ways thanks to the removable strap.  The long strap makes it so you can wear it cross body style (which I did most of the day so my hands were free for holding), but you can also hold it as a top handle tote bag, AND it folds down to carry as sort of a European oversize clutch that all the kids are doing these days.  Aside from how beautiful her construction is, I love how roomy it is!  I had a spare pair of shoes, a sweater, my iPad, my wallet, sunglasses, and keys all in here and I still had room!  I'm excited to use it for toting around my laptop for work.  By the way, if you're a Holl & Lane reader, you might just find a coupon from Amanda to use on one of her bags.  I promise you, you won't regret it.  (Click here to see her shop.)

So, that was our date night.  I know I say this every time we have a date, but I'm so glad we have the opportunity to reconnect and remember why we're married in the first place.  B truly is my best friend and to have some time hanging with him in this city that we love so much is so priceless to me.