Now, the calculus goes something like this: "Ok, movie tickets are $9 apiece. Popcorn $8. Baby-sitter $20. Hhhmm...that's the cost of a new pair of shoes. Let's just stay in."
Of course, once in awhile, we beg Lala or Grandma to watch the kids so we can venture out into the real world. (Thanks, you guys. Date night-out are a luxury we often just dreamed about in Idaho Falls). But, for the most part, we've continued our habit of staying in.
Last Saturday, we were doing some last minute grocery shopping and found our local Safeway was having a sale on Washington wines. We snagged a bottle of a 2007 Ste. Michelle cabernet and some fancy cheese and fresh fruit. After the kiddos were in bed, we made a delicious cheese & fruit platter and cozied up to the counter with Lala and Dan for some conversation over wine and cheese. (Dan's watching his cholesterol, so we got some low calorie Laughing Cow cheese for him).And, we had such a good time visiting, we didn't have time to watch the movie we rented, so Joe & I had ANOTHER date-night-in the following night. (We folded all the laundry we own while we watched a movie; it wasn't as fun as the wine night).