Monday, July 30, 2012

A Wonderous Night of Whimsy

For those of you who remember, my Action Group and I was asked on a Creative Date two Sundays ago (If you want to look up read how we were asked, check out this post). And remember how I said that I would make a post about the night? Well it's time to unveil to you our wonderous night of whimsy!

First, I should explain a little more about what a Creative Date is. It is basically a date where the main focus is not in getting to know someone or pursing a relationship with them. Instead, the main focus is showing someone (or a group) that you want to serve them as a brother or sister in Christ. So, with that in mind, here is how me and four other ladies ended up on a date with seven gentlemen.

It started in our apartment complex. We were told to meet in the lobby at 5:15, dressed in clothes that we wouldn't mind possibly getting a little dirty. We thought that was intriguing, but we all dressed comfy-cute anyway. We were met there by Niko (my roommate, Katelyn's boyfriend) and Z, and they escorted us to a park where the other five gentlemen were waiting.

There was an entire picnic set up for us with cards saying where we should sit. I ended up between Z and Zane. We later discovered that the cards had writing on the inside. On the top flap of mine was Proverbs 31:30, and on the bottom flap was an individualized encouragment note from the guys about our character and how we inspire them as sisters in Christ.

 In the top left is Courtney and Boss. The top right is Z. If you can't tell by the random assortment of food at the bottom, they made us tacos. We didn't have shells though, we had some sort of biscuit bowls to put our toppings in. We also had some sort of taco flavored dip, pasta salad, and Garrett's popcorn. It was all super good!

We had a main theme for the night, which was remembering our childhood. So believe it or not, 12 college students sat down and started finger painted.

It was super cute, and super fun. What I created is on the bottom.

The Movie in the Park for Saturday night just so happened to be in the park we had our date in (total coincidence right?), so we watched Kung Fu Panda 2 together. Then we moved on to the next part of our date.

 We sent up floating lanterns! It was so cool! I'm in the picture on the top right, and as you can see, they turned out beautiful. It was hilarious as well because we amused all the other people in the park. Small children were yelling about how we were making stars, sending messages to the aliens, and one just had no idea what we were doing. He kept running up to where we were standing and yelling "What are you guys doing!?" and then running away. It was hilarious.

The guys finished the night by buying us Forever Yogurt, and then taking us home. We stayed together in Niko's room and watched the Olympics for awhile, but that was not technically part of the date.

It was really encouraging though to be with Christian brothers who long so much to serve us and to love on us as Christ does. I can honestly say that we had a great night together.



  1. So how cool is that? Love the floating lanterns!

    1. I know! That was my favorite part as well. :)

  2. looks like a wonderful way to spend an evening!

    1. It was. The guys were great and really just served us for the evening.