When I posted about my updated 30 before 30 list I had no idea I would be able to cross off one so quickly! Just a few days after posting Eddie and I went to the Mansfield Drive-In Movie Theatre to watch Despicable Me 3 and lounge in the back of my car.
I did the best I could to make the small space comfortable with some blankets, oversized pillows, lights, and comfy clothes (and slippers!). We loaded up with some much needed movie snacks: Smart Popcorn, Larabar bites (I legit ate the ENTIRE bag!), banana chips, KIND bars, and some bottles of water to get us through the movie.
It was a chilly night full of snuggles, laughing (the movie is so cute!), and checking something off of my list!
To say I had fun would be an understatement; I’ve already decided that we are going to go back a few more times because not only is it the most amazing experience, but it’s super cheap to see a movie! ((and next time we’re going to take the truck and a blow up air mattress!))
Now, to add a little back story to the scene – because things aren’t always perfect.
The day of the movie Eddie and I were having a little tift, nothing serious and honestly it is mainly just the cycle of being a military couple; yet it set a sour tone for the start of the day. We ended up getting in the car and driving to a location that Eddie surprised me with, Historic Wickford Village Rhode Island, and walked around for a bit. We parked out butts on the edge of the shore and spent some time soaking in the sunshine and throwing rocks into the ocean. Slowly the sourness ebbed away and we were left enjoying each others company and making the best out of our time together.
By the time we got back to the house we were both sleepy and just out of it.
It had been a super long week for Eddie and I was just feeling really run down; and I was kind of dreading having to wait until 8 to go to a movie (we are so old). We ate dinner then I attempted to nap (it didn’t work) and when we got in the car to head out to the drive-in we were both kind of back in that “meh” place. It really put a damper on my emotions – I felt like I couldn’t get past the stupid funk and we not “connecting”…..it’s amazing how we blow the smallest things out of proportion within a moment. When we settled into the dusty spot, curled up with each other under a blanket, and the movie started – everything was alright again. The previous frustrations were gone and we were back to being present with one another.
So take a moment to be present today; let all of the other fluffy junk go, and just enjoy the moment.