Friday, November 19, 2010

Making Time for Your Someone Special Challange

Making Time for Your 
Someone Special 
Week 2

Holiday madness is in full-swing.  Shopping, wrapping, decorating, crafting, parties, baking, planning, cleaning.  That makes me tired just looking at that list.  Extra time is in short supply and budgets are getting tighter.  Often we brush aside date night because we just don't have time, we are too tired, or we can't afford dinner and a move.  I know it does in my house, and what could be more important to make time for?  I want to pose a challenge to keep the romance alive during this wonderful, but crazy season. 

Challange:  Pick a night each week that you and your special someone dedicate to spending 2 hours together.  NO TV, movies, or spending money.  Be creative, have fun.  Parties don't count.  This is quality time just with your spouse. 

Here is a list of a few of my favorite ideas:

*Take a drive around town and see the twinkle lights.
*Have a carpet picnic.  (Put the kids to bed, throw a blanket on the floor, have a yummy dinner, then give foot massages and talk.)
*Game night
*Wii Sports Olympics (Make gold medals our of whatever you have laying around the house and play the sports.  Award the winner in a awards ceremony.)
*Go sledding, make snowmen or snow angels.  Catch snowflakes on your tounge.
*If it's warm, go star gazing and find constellations.
*Barrow your kids play dough and get creative.
*Make and decorate gingerbread houses or graham cracker houses.
*Make s'mores over your range.
*Who said date night has to be at night?  Have a romantic breakfast after watching the sunrise.
*Have a snowball fight.

Each Friday I will re-post this post.  All you have to do is comment with what you did that week for date night (keep the comments G rated, please).  Each week your comment will be entered into a drawing for a date night gift basket ($50.00 gift certificate to a restaurant of your choice, $25.00 gift certificate to a theater near you and a gift basket of sparkling cider, chocolate, and other fun goodies to spice things up.)

All entries must be post by midnight on December 31st, 2010.  The drawing will be held on January 1st, 2011.

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Our Date Night:
It's a surprise...I will update on Sunday with the details.

My surprise date went south because I ran out of formula and we had to turn date night into an emergency trip to Costco and then rush home.  Regardless, we still had a great time, just the two of us enjoying eachothers company.  We held hands rather than holding little ones hands and no one was screaming at us from the back seat.   I loved every minute.

I am going to have a fun evening planned for the two of us tonight after the babies are in bed.  We need a real date after the weekend and before the next weekend. 

1 comment:

  1. I actually did this! On Sunday night after we put the kids to bed Karl and I had a scrabble tournament! It was fun and we laughed a lot as we looked up kooky words to see if they were real. Learned a lot too! Plus I won so that always makes it even more fun;)