~We Actually Got One!~

Jacksonville, Florida
January 13, 2017 4:02pm CST
Wow, last night for the first time in years something unexpected but amazing happened! My husband did some work on an Outback Steakhouse the other day and the owner gave him 2 gift cards that equaled to $40. His helper volunteered for him and his wife to babysit our kids while my husband and I went to use the cards! I was just saying yesterday morning that we haven't had a date night in years. It was SO nice and different! So...my husband paid for them to babysit but we had a free meal so it wasn't too expensive at all! It was a much needed night out and the kids had a great time too! The kids said they had so much fun they wanted us to stay out all night... I'm glad they had a good time!
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@Mike197602 (13367)
• Worcester, England
13 Jan 17
Sounds good. Although if someone volunteers to babysit do you need to pay them I babysat my nieces but I didn't charge...the sky tv was my payment But also I valued that time with my nieces
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Jan 17
@Mike197602 Thanks! Lol, well we felt bad not paying them something so we of course did pay them.
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@Mike197602 (13367)
• Worcester, England
13 Jan 17
@LovingMyBabies I'd not pay and do a favour for a favour.
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@TheHorse (63662)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jan 17
I was gonna say. Playing with kids is reward enough. And when you're not the parents, they know they're going to get "spoiled" a bit.
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@NJChicaa (38313)
• United States
13 Jan 17
That is wonderful that the 2 of you were able to get out alone. It must have been so nice.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Jan 17
@NJChicaa Thank you! It was so nice! It's been too long since we were able to do that.
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@NJChicaa (38313)
• United States
13 Jan 17
@LovingMyBabies You guys should do date nights more often!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jan 17
@NJChicaa We need to!
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• United States
13 Jan 17
Oh that sounds wonderful-- my sis sent back the gift card mom and I sent for her and her hubby to have a date night, but it was returned so mom and I will use it . . .
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Jan 17
@enlightenedpsych2 Thank you, it was really nice! =) Why did she send it back?
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• United States
13 Jan 17
@LovingMyBabies to exercise her control in something . . . a stupid long unnecessary discussion to get into, but her loss, my gain
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Jan 17
@enlightenedpsych2 I'm glad you will get use out of it. =)
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
That is so wonderful. Everybody needs a date night. It is good to have adult time together and even better that the kids enjoyed themselves top.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Jan 17
@Happy2beme Thank you! We haven't had one in so long. It felt weird and different but amazing too. =) Thank you, I was very grateful the kids had so much fun too!
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
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@yukimori (9040)
• United States
13 Jan 17
That's fantastic! I'm glad you were able to enjoy yourselves so much.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Jan 17
@yukimori Thanks! It was a really nice night out. =)
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• United States
13 Jan 17
Glad you were able to squeeze in a date night with your hubby. Outback is one of my favorite places. Seems as if everyone had fun including the kids
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jan 17
@Marilynda1225 Thank you, it was such a good evening. =) Yes we all did and I was so grateful!
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@ramapo17 (23301)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Jan 17
@LovingMyBabies Hopefully you will have more chances to do that again.
@stbrians (12176)
• Kakamega, Kenya
13 Jan 17
You deserved the outing and the fun. You must surely have enjoyed
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Jan 17
@stbrians Thanks! It was a great time. =)
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@stbrians (12176)
• Kakamega, Kenya
13 Jan 17
That is great @LovingMyBabies
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 Jan 17
How wonderful that you and your husband were able to enjoy a night out, just the two of you. Couples need that every once in a while. I hope you're able to do it again soon.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Jan 17
@DWDavis Thank you! It was much needed and it was a wonderful time. =) I hope so too, thank you!
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@celticeagle (117619)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Jan 17
Oh, that is so nice. Glad you were able to do this. Those gift cards sure come in handy. Glad to hear that the kids had a nice time too.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jan 17
@celticeagle Thank you, it was a good evening. =) Yes they do! I was glad the kids had fun too.
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@ramapo17 (23301)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Jan 17
@LovingMyBabies I always ask for gift cards for Christmas or my birthday. I know I will always use them.
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@celticeagle (117619)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jan 17
@ramapo17 .....They always help out one way or another.
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• United States
13 Jan 17
Awww that is so nice =) Glad you two had a little date night!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby Thank you, it was a really good night. =)
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• United States
14 Jan 17
@LovingMyBabies you're welcome looks like good vibes are going your way!
@BelleStarr (37614)
• Portland, Connecticut
14 Jan 17
I am so glad that you got to have a date night, I'm sure it was wonderful.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jan 17
@BelleStarr Thank you! It was a good evening. =)
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@Juliaacv (29595)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
I'm so happy for you, nobody deserves it more!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jan 17
@Juliaacv Thank you so much! =)
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@mawdest (1473)
• Orillia, Ontario
13 Jan 17
That's wonderful! Very well deserving, and glad you and your husband had a nice time out, and glad your kids enjoyed themselves as well!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Jan 17
@mawdest Thank you! It has been a long time before last night that we went anywhere ourselves. It was nice. =)
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@Tampa_girl7 (25386)
• United States
14 Jan 17
What did you have to eat ?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jan 17
@Tampa_girl7 I had the steak quesadilla and my husband got the outback burger. My meal wasn't great but he loved his burger. =)
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@Tampa_girl7 (25386)
• United States
14 Jan 17
@LovingMyBabies I have only been to that restaurant once. I loved the blooming onion. It's a bit pricey there
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jan 17
@Tampa_girl7 It is expensive so we wouldn't have gone without the gift cards.
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@Tina30219 (33585)
• Onaway, Michigan
14 Jan 17
That was nice you guys got a date night. Outback steakhouse has yummy food hope you enjoyed it. Glad to hear the kids had a good time as well.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jan 17
@Tina30219 Thank you! It was a really long time before that. We did enjoy the food, it was pretty good.
@Tina30219 (33585)
• Onaway, Michigan
14 Jan 17
@LovingMyBabies That's good. Hopefully it will not be that long again.
@marlina (72647)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
You sure deserve this time alone!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jan 17
@marlina Thank you, it was nice! =)
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• United States
14 Jan 17
Excellent!!! Every one enjoyed that evening. Nice to get a free meal isn't it!
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• United States
14 Jan 17
Awesome that you and hubby got to spend some quality time together. Love that the kids had a good time too!
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@TRBRocks420 (75435)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Jan 17
Glad to hear everyone had a good time, love outback steakhouse.
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@Marty1 (32513)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 Jan 17
@lovingmybabies Date night sounds just perfect You two deserve it! And a good steak dinner to add to it makes it the perfect date night!
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@Marty1 (32513)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 Jan 17
@HAPPSINGH I am doing well thanks for asking! I put the new picture for Valentine's day (so I am a little early!) will be changing it for Easter! I decided I am going to change my pic for the season or holiday this year!
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@Marty1 (32513)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 Jan 17
@HAPPSINGH Yes, I am thank you, but going to do some free online college courses right now!
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@Marty1 (32513)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 Jan 17
@HAPPSINGH you , too enjoy your time today!
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