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We all get into ruts, don’t we? Is your rut “dinner & movie”? Or, is it no dating at all? I’m sure we’ve all been there, but agree that it isn’t healthy for our marriages to stay in our ruts. I hope this list will encourage you and your spouse to connect in different ways this upcoming year. I think the best way to reconnect is to laugh together. Make some new memories with just the two of you!
We celebrated Valentines last weekend and had an awesome time. We went to a new restaurant/microbrewery and then, went to a couples painting class, where I accidentally ate wayyyy too many chocolate truffles. I’ll be sharing a couple pictures from our time there. If you’ve never done it, it is a great time!
1. Take a long walk
- End at a dessert place, coffeeshop or restaurant. Romantic and so nice to have uninterrupted time to connect.
2. Learn something together.
- We just went to a painting class. Haven’t picked up a brush since high school? That’s what makes it so enjoyable! Don’t worry about becoming Michelangelo – it’s just for fun! We went to Bottle & Bottega.
- Take a cooking class together. Is there anything more romantic than cooking together? We’ve done that a couple times and it is one of our favorite date activities!
3. Do something active.
- Ski, run, play tennis, golf or badminton. Ok, sorry about that last one, does anyone actually play badminton? 🙂
4. Do something adventurous (or scary).
- We went on a Date Night Trapeze Experience with some friends. I never realized that I am scared of heights. I am. Super memorable.
5. Do something nerdy.
- We like to go to author book signings at a local bookshop. Authors have a unique perspective on the world and we have heard some very interesting people over the years. (i.e. Pioneer Woman, President George W. Bush, Anna Dewdney (Llama, Llama Misses Momma author), and many others. Our favorite local bookstore is Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville, IL
6. Try out a something new.
- We very rarely eat out, so when we do, we like to try something new. Last week, we tried a microbrewery in our town, that also serves scrumptious food. It was fun, different and we are definitely going back for the fish tacos. Two Brothers
- We’ve gone to strange restaurants in our quest for a new experience. In one, we realized we were not the clientele that they wanted to serve. (We stayed and enjoyed ourselves, much to their chagrin. 🙂 So, stay open, it makes life fun! And if things don’t turn out like expected, have a good laugh and realize you are making some great memories together.
Be blessed in your marriage!
What are some great/funny/crazy dates you’ve been on? C’mon, share!!
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